Because of an unusual aging disorder that has aged him four times faster than a normal human being, a boy enters the fifth grade for the first time with the appearance of a 40 year old man.
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The movie is about a boy with a unique aging disorder: one that makes him age 4 times faster than normal. It picks up when Jack (Robin Williams) is 10 years old, but looks 40. He tries to go to public school for the first time, and to become friends with kids his own age. His physical appearance causes him lots of problems, however. Written by Bob Gohari <bgohari@earthlink.net>

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He's a healthy ten-year-old who's growing four times faster than normal. Now he's ready for the biggest adventure of his life...5th grade. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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9 August 1996 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,191,496 (USA) (9 August 1996)

Gross:

$58,586,889 (USA) (10 January 1997)
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Robin Williams agreed to play the role of Jack as a result of Disney apologizing to him for going back on the deal they made with him to keep his name out of the marketing for Aladdin. See more »

Goofs

Dolores is seen reaching into her bag to get out the chocolate mousse for Louie. And in the next seen she is seen reaching into it again. See more »

Quotes

Karen Powell: You know how children are. They make fun of a fat kid or a kid who wears glasses. What do you think they're going to do to a six-foot hairy kid?
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At the end of the music, Jack's classmates can be heard calling for him to come out and play. See more »


Soundtracks

Reunited
By Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren
Performed by Peaches & Herb (as Peaches and Herb)
Courtesy of Polydor Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Film and TV Licensing
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Unbelievaly well acted
27 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry, but just having read a few of the comments on here I am absolutely astounded! The problem is that what people seem to be doing here is reviewing the film as one whole pot, where as that is not how it works. I film has so many layers that it is impossible to tell how great it is without reviewing them all. Everyone seems to look at the plot and disregard it straight away when the acting in it is so unbelievable. Robin Williams may well be a very childish man but this went so beyond anything that can even come close to a normal personality, he is completely convincing 100% of the time, at no point in the movie do you ever doubt his being only 10 years old. This film may have a strange plot and weirdly written but the acting is phenomenal and William's is, of course, the star in the show. I actually feel very sorry for the actors around him in this, how can they possibly shine when with him and they were all great as well so that just heightens Williams' ability. This is a fantastic film simply because of Robin Williams!


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