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Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy  |  1 March 2013 (USA)
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The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Lowe ...
Joy McBrinn ...
Old Maid
Chris Brailsford ...
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Craig Salisbury ...
Panto Erik the Great


Sent to the market by his uncle to sell their horse and buy thatch for their roof, Jack meets the beautiful Princess Isabelle whom he rescues her from ruffians. He returns home only with a handful of beans given to him by a monk who claimed they were sacred but that does little to impress his uncle who tosses them away. In the night the Princess arrives having run off to keep from marrying Roderick who is clearly only interested in becoming king. Soon the beans take root with a giant stalk carrying away the princess and Jack's house. He soon sets off on an adventure with the king's guards to rescue the princess only to find that a mythical land filled with giants really exists. Written by garykmcd

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If you think you know the story, you don't know Jack. See more »


Adventure | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 March 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jack the Giant Killer  »

Box Office


$195,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,202,226 (USA) (1 March 2013)


$65,171,860 (USA) (7 June 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stanley Tucci, the only non-British cast member, adopts a British accent to fit in. He said he had long wanted to perform with a British accent, and this film gave him the chance to do so. See more »


Near the end when the two headed giant swallows the bean and is torn apart; his hand lands next to Jack. The crown on two fingers of the giant, is bigger than Jack's waist, let alone his head. See more »


Elmont: Get the king to safety!
King Brahmwell: [draws his sword] Like hell!
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Crazy Credits

The Bad Hat Harry logo contains silhouettes of giants, who are first seen from a human point-of-view (their feet are seen stomping around) before they seen in their entirety. See more »


Version of The New 3 Stooges: Three Jacks and a Beanstalk (1965) See more »


Ginger Pig's Magical Flute
Written by Lior Rosner
Performed by Lior Rosner
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User Reviews

Brilliant for all the family.
28 July 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Being a kid at heart and not liking broad beans as a youngster I had to find what a few magical beans could do.

The cast had a quite a few well known actors which supported the quality of this film and the graphics were outstanding . The giants were superb and these would have made up for anything if the film had been bad, but there wasn't anything bad at all

The way it started as a bedtime story and the way it finished at the the ..... was a very well thought out!

Family's will love it - entertainingly all the way through that will keep your kids on the edge of their seats.

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