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Jack Everyman (2006)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  26 March 2006 (USA)
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A single father of three deals with life, his children, and mounting pressure as he is given three weeks to write a new novel or face losing all of his dreams.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean K. Thompson ...
John "Jack" Elkman
Samantha Walker ...
Monica Elkman
Mark Jessup ...
Scott Elkman
Kathryn Worsham ...
Moira Elkman
Rick Evans ...
Tom
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Larry
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Susan Andrews
Kenan Baluken ...
Jed
James Ross ...
The Big Guy
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Beth (Jed's Wife)
Jana Satterwhite ...
Waitress
Derek Lanphier ...
Chad
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Ben
Robert Frith ...
Shakespeare's Sphincter Lead Singer
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Jamie
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This is the story of John "Jack" Elkman, a divorced father of three. Once a bestselling novelist, Jack has found himself in self-imposed exile, with only his children and three best friends as contact with the outside world. For three years, Jack has suffered from writer's block, and his royalties are steadily shrinking. It's hard to write when your youngest child is a toddler, your son's school is calling you in for meetings about certain pictures he's drawing in art class, your teenage daughter is getting ready for prom, and your ex-wife is trying to reintegrate herself into your life. With his head stuck firmly in the sand, Jack would give anything to be able to write again. In the "be careful what you wish for" motif, Jack suddenly finds himself with the best possible news at the worst possible time: a Hollywood studio has offered a deal to film his novel, Calling Gotham, and its sequel. Two slight problems: Jack has never gotten around to writing the sequel, and now he only has ... Written by Anonymous

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$10,000 (estimated)
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The film was completely shot in the Houston area (with the exception of a Hollywood establishing shot that was filmed on a business trip) with all-local cast and crew. All locations were local businesses that donated their places free of charge. See more »

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Scott Elkman: [at the grocery store] Got the peanut butter, Dad
John "Jack" Elkman: No, not that brand.
Scott Elkman: Why not?
John "Jack" Elkman: Because, according to the commercials, choosy moms choose that brand. So choosy dads will choose their competitor.
Scott Elkman: You are so weird.
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