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Writers (WGA):
James DeMonaco (written by) &
Gary Nadeau (written by)
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Release Date:
9 August 1996 (USA) See more »
Jack Powell is about to tackle his biggest adventure ever...fifth grade! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robin Williams ... Jack Powell

Diane Lane ... Karen Powell

Brian Kerwin ... Brian Powell

Jennifer Lopez ... Miss Marquez

Bill Cosby ... Lawrence Woodruff

Fran Drescher ... Dolores 'D.D.' Durante

Adam Zolotin ... Louis 'Louie' Durante

Todd Bosley ... Eddie
Seth Smith ... John-John

Mario Yedidia ... George

Jeremy Lelliott ... Johnny Duffer

Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Phoebe (as Jurnee Smollett)
Dani Faith ... Jane
Hugo Hernandez ... Victor

Rickey D'Shon Collins ... Eric

Michael McKean ... Paulie

Edward Lynch ... Angry Man

Don Novello ... Bartender

Allan Rich ... Dr. Benfante

Keone Young ... Dr. Lin
Irwin Corey ... Poppy
Al Nalbandian ... Principal McGee

Dwight Hicks ... High School Principal

Allison Whitbeck ... Lucy

Sam Ritzenberg ... Boy in Classroom
Terry Ricardo Jefferson II ... Eric's Brother
Studio Gutierrez ... Mario
Joe Akins ... Big Joe
Kendra Sutherland ... Kendra
Ashlee Lauren ... Allison
Wilma Bonet ... Nurse
Abigail Van Alyn ... Nurse

Rainer Judd ... Nurse
Marcella Pabros ... Nurse
Jennifer Garces ... Nurse

Marc Coppola ... Radio Personality (voice)

Terence McGovern ... Radio Personality (voice) (as Terry McGovern)
Kim Wonderly ... Radio Personality (voice)
Bria Neuenschwander ... Drugstore Clerk
Steven Anthony Jones ... Officer at Jail
Jeanette Etheredge ... Cat
Jaqueline De La Fontaine ... Cat (as Jacqui De La Fontaine)
Josh Kornbluth ... Pack of Cigarettes
Helen Shumaker ... Martini
Pete Escovedo ... The New Morty Show
Morty Okin ... The New Morty Show
John Quam ... The New Morty Show
Whitney Wilson ... The New Morty Show
Andrew Higgins ... The New Morty Show
David Rubin ... The New Morty Show
David Murotake ... The New Morty Show
Carroll Ashby ... The New Morty Show
Juan Escovedo ... The New Morty Show
Peter Michael Escovedo ... The New Morty Show
Ray Loeckle ... The New Morty Show
Van Hughes ... The New Morty Show
Mike Moore ... The New Morty Show
Michael Madland ... Louis Durante - at 18
Matt Kroot ... Eddie - at 18
Ryan Kennedy ... George - at 18
Tyler Smith ... John-John - at 18
Jesse James Chisholm ... Johnny Duffer - at 18
Jonathan A. Turner ... Eric - at 18
Kamela Peart ... Phoebe - at 18
Jennifer Hagan ... Jane - at 16
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Spencer Acton ... Boy in Basketball Game (uncredited)

Ronnie Dee Blaire ... Drunk (uncredited)
Anthony DeSimone ... Classroom Student (uncredited)

Jonathan Randell Silver ... Classmate (uncredited)
Laura Rice ... Extra (uncredited)

Joseph Quinn Simpkins ... Teacher (uncredited)

James A. Swan ... Physical Ed Teacher (uncredited)
Victor Talmadge ... L. King (uncredited)
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Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola 
Writing credits
James DeMonaco (written by) &
Gary Nadeau (written by)

Produced by
Doug Claybourne .... executive producer
Francis Ford Coppola .... producer
Fred Fuchs .... producer
Ricardo Mestres .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Kamen 
Cinematography by
John Toll 
Film Editing by
Barry Malkin 
Casting by
Rosalie Joseph 
Linda Phillips-Palo 
Production Design by
Dean Tavoularis 
Art Direction by
Angelo P. Graham  (as Angelo Graham)
Set Decoration by
Armin Ganz 
Barbara Munch 
Costume Design by
Aggie Guerard Rodgers 
Makeup Department
Catherine Childers .... assistant hair stylist
Ken Diaz .... makeup designer
Donna Dunlop .... assistant hair stylist
Paul LeBlanc .... hair designer
Jenny-King Turko .... assistant makeup artist
William S. Jones .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Brian Penikas .... makeup artist: prosthetics (uncredited)
Kris Ravetto .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Kris Ravetto .... additional prosthetics (uncredited)
Production Management
Kim Aubry .... post-production supervisor
Ned Kopp .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roman Coppola .... second unit director
Rebecca Greeley .... second second assistant director
L. Dean Jones Jr. .... first assistant director
David Kelley .... second assistant director
Gary Marcus .... first assistant director (as Gary Scott Marcus)
Robert J. Mooney .... second assistant director
Art Department
Emilio R. Aramendia .... on-set dresser
Kristin Argue .... draper
Kristin Argue .... set dresser
Dean Backer .... lead man
William Beck .... set designer
Todd McCune Bray .... lead scenic painter (as Todd Bray McCune)
Richard W. Clot .... construction coordinator (as Richard Clot)
Robbie Clot .... construction foreman (as Robert Clot)
Alexandra Fitzpatrick .... art department coordinator
Hank Giardina .... paint coordinator (as Henry J. Giardina)
Sean Haworth .... assistant art director
Douglas E. Madison .... property master (as Douglas Madison)
George F. Mauricio .... property master: San Francisco (as George Mauricio)
George Zimninsky .... greensman
Marc Campisi .... carpenter (uncredited)
Jennifer Clinard .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Robert L. Peden .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Ken Sly .... carpenter (uncredited)
Jody Weisenfeld .... set decoration buyer: draper (uncredited)
Doug E. Williams .... propmaker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Agamemnon Andrianos .... production sound
Christopher Boatwright .... cable person
Sara Bolder .... adr editor
Tobin Davis .... assistant sound editor (as Tobin John De Luca Davis)
Patrick Dodd .... dialogue editor
Malcolm Fife .... foley editor
Aura Gilge .... assistant sound editor (as Aura Belle Gilge)
Tom Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Jim Kallett .... foley recordist
Mark Levinson .... supervising adr editor (as Mark A. Levinson)
Kyrsten Mate .... sound effects editor (as Kyrsten Mate Comoglio)
Marnie Moore .... foley artist
Patrick Moriarty .... boom operator
John Nutt .... supervising sound editor
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist
Richard Quinn .... dialogue editor
Michael Semanick .... sound re-recording mixer
Lisa Storer .... assistant sound editor
Roy Waldspurger .... second engineer
Stephen Balliet .... playback (uncredited)
Ethan Derner .... sound post-production intern (uncredited)
Philip Rogers .... sound transferer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John McLeod .... special effects coordinator
Frank W. Tarantino .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Kim Aubry .... visual effects producer
Gary Gutierrez .... visual effects supervisor
Jimi Simmons .... visual effects
Camille Geier .... visual effects producer: ILM (uncredited)
Don Lee .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Adam Savage .... visual effects (uncredited)
Rocky Capella .... stunts
Jack Gill .... stunt coordinator
Mike Mitchell .... stunts (as Michael Mitchell)
Michael Runyard .... stunt coordinator
Andy Gill .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Nicholas .... stunts (uncredited)
Pat Romano .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul C. Babin .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Paul Babin)
Ben Beaird .... key grip
Chris Blair .... video assistant
Dave Childers .... grip (as David Childers)
Gregory M. Childers .... key grip: San Francisco
Tom Cloutier .... electrician (as Thomas Cloutier)
Doug Cook .... best boy grip (as Douglas Cook)
Tom Fox .... video assistant
Dennis Gehringer .... electrician
Jeff Gilliam .... chief lighting technician
Jon Guterres .... dolly grip (as Jonathan Guterres)
Don L. Henderson .... grip (as Don Henderson)
Kim Marks .... camera operator: "b" camera
Patrick McArdle .... first assistant camera
Merrick Morton .... still photographer
Kenneth Patsel .... electrician
James Plannette .... chief lighting technician (as Jim Plannette)
Paul Sanchez .... second assistant camera
Dane Spelman .... grip
Mike Thomas .... first assistant camera
Kevin Thompson .... best boy electric
Chris Toll .... second assistant camera
Eric Blum .... electrician (uncredited)
Ted Loebe .... still photographer (uncredited)
James F. Oberlander .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Laura Folger .... extras casting
Ingrid Franz .... local casting assistant
Nina Henninger .... extras casting
Davia Nelson .... casting: San Francisco
Fred Roos .... casting executive
Randi Acton .... casting associate (uncredited)
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Robert McGee .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Becker .... set costumer
Winnie D. Brown .... costume supervisor (as Winnie Brown-Willis)
Andrea Cooper .... set costumer
Patricia Kazmierowski .... costumer
Nancy Servin .... seamstress (as Nancy Hart Servin)
Stephen P. Shubin .... costumer: Mr. Williams (as Stephen Shubin)
Editorial Department
Megan B. Agosto .... assistant film editor
Bill Kinder .... post-production coordinator
Donald Ord .... second assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Marie Regan .... assistant post-production coordinator
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Tim Sternberg .... assistant editor: lightworks
Blake Danforth .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Christopher Brooks .... supervising music editor
Debbi Datz-Pyle .... music contractor (as Debbie Datz-Pyle)
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator (as Bob Elhai)
Joel Franklin .... music preparation
Michael Kamen .... orchestrator
Stephen McLaughlin .... music mixer
Stephen McLaughlin .... music recordist
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music: Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group
David Slusser .... music editor
Andy Warwick .... music recording engineer
Patti Zimmitti .... music contractor
Michael Fey .... music executive (uncredited)
Lolita Ritmanis .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Al J. Hersh .... driver: Mr. Williams
John Peters .... transportation co-captain
Skip Steffens .... driver: production van
Henry Travers .... transportation coordinator
Jacqueline Travers .... transportation captain
Carlos Williams .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Wayne Billheimer .... production assistant
Rob Bonz .... lightwork supporter
Adam Bryant .... stand-in: Mr. Williams
Evan Cecil .... production assistant
Christopher Desmond .... paramedic coordinator
Tony Dingman .... assistant: Mr. Coppola
Rory Enke .... location manager
Michael Floquet .... production assistant
Jennifer Garces .... production assistant
Joanne S. Grant .... first assistant accountant (as Joanne Grant)
Gary Gutierrez .... title designer
Robert Hage .... assistant location manager
Mark Hager .... assistant production coordinator
Stacey Holmes .... production assistant
Bonnie Hudson .... studio teacher
Carol Kim .... production coordinator
Jennifer Nee-wah Kim .... production assistant (as Jennifer Kim)
Steven R. Kutcher .... entomologist (as Steven Kutcher)
Shannon Lail .... assistant to producers
Kevin Le Blanc .... production assistant
Brian Lohmann .... dialogue coach
Lucy MacSwain .... studio teacher
Tava R. Maloy .... assistant to producers (as Tava Maloy)
Tim McGovern .... chief engineer
Anahid Nazarian .... script supervisor
Christopher Neil .... dialogue coach
Jill Ornitz .... assistant: Mr. Coppola
Bob Roath .... payroll accountant
Sussanah Robbins .... assistant location manager
Lucas Roth .... production assistant
Tao Ruspoli .... production assistant
Paula Tracy Smuin .... choreographer (as Paula Tracy-Smuin)
Jenny Spamer .... second assistant accountant
Rebecca Erwin Spencer .... assistant: Mr. Williams
Lauren Beth Strogoff .... unit publicist (as Lauren Strogoff)
Alice Tompkins .... script supervisor
Donald H. Walker .... production accountant (as Don Walker)
Steven Weisman .... assistant to producers
James J. Wilhelm .... craft service (as James Wilhelm)
Deirdre Ashby .... lead stand-in (uncredited)
Don Bastida .... stand-in: Mr. Zolotin (uncredited)
Tina Canny .... location projectionist (uncredited)
Howard Fong .... stand-in (uncredited)
Lauren Lloyd .... studio executive (uncredited)
Christopher Neil .... rehearsal coordinator (uncredited)
Mitchell Nyberg .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sandy Reed .... craft service (uncredited)
Nick Sternberg .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)
Virginia Travers .... lead stand-in (uncredited)
Gia Coppola .... dedicatee (as Gia)
Armin Ganz .... in memory of
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Additional Details

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references (certificate no. 34700)
113 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Ryan Acton, the photo double for main lead, was told he wasn't needed and wanted to go to school. He was then called back to the set. He wouldn't get out of the car when Francis Ford Coppola asked him to get to make up. Robin Williams was nice enough to get in and talk with him. Ryan didn't tell his mother the story of what Robin said for a couple of years. He said "Hi Ryan, I am your funny double, and if you don't want to get out of the car, it's okay." He then got out, was made up, and then not used that day.See more »
Continuity: The night before Jack's first day of school, he goes to sleep in his parents' bed, but when he wakes up the next morning, he is back in his own bed.See more »
Bartender:What? What do you want?
Jack:I'll have uh... Shirley Temple with extra Marciano cherries
Bartender:[correcting him] Maraschino.
Jack:That's what I said, Maras-*CHINO.*
Paulie:Get him a Madonna. Know who Madonna is right?
Paulie:Shirley Temple without the cherry.
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Excellent acting of Robin Williams in a Touching movie!, 7 April 2007
Author: Juan_from_Bogota from Colombia

When you see a shooting star... Robin Williams makes a really great acting as a 10 year old boy!, it's amazing how he can represent the feelings of a boy of this age!; the only role almost similar that i saw was Tom Hanks in Big (1988); but Tom act as a totally shy boy; Williams combines here innocence with happiness and a funny life!. The message of the movie is touching and with a beautiful message! In this touching and really good story you will surely have an important message for life: live everyday as it was your last, and always maintain that child that you'll always have inside you (as Mr. Woodruff). The role of Fran Drescher as Miss Dolores is also great too!

ABOUT THE MOVIE: Robin Williams plays here Jack Powell, a child who has a medical disorder that makes him grow four times faster than any other boy, because of this, he, at the age of 10 looks like a man of 40 years, only that his brain and behavior maintains like the child he really is. Only this makes this role a total challenge for any actor. Jack's fathers (Diane Lane as Karen and Brian Kerwin as Brian) don't put him on a regular school afraid of what his classmates or other people will say; but at the age of 10, and after an excellent and touchable education of Mr. Woodruff (Bill Cosby), they decide to put him on a normal school where he finds difficulties but also great friends, specially Louis and Eddie (Adam Zolotin and Todd Bosley), he finds also an amazing teacher, Miss Marquez (Jennifer Lopez).

Good movie,..Worth to watch 8/10

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