Danny DeVito is John Leary, a professional clown, whose wife's death in a car accident has left him to care for his two young boys. Loving, but useless at the daily job of fathering, the onus falls on plucky Jack the Bear (Robert J. Steinmiller, Jr.) Leary's conscience, and a quantity of alcohol, leads him to denounce a neo-fascist candidate on his children's television program, and also to the kidnapping of youngest son Dylan (Miko Hughes) by a disturbed neo-Nazi supporter.
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Did You Know?
Principal photography was completed in the summer of 1991, but the film's post-production lasted over a year. The creative team decided to film more footage with Danny DeVito
. However, DeVito had other prior commitments that kept the film from being completed. Director Marshall Herskovitz
and Producer Bruce Gilbert
initially clashed in the editing room, but they ultimately patched up their differences and worked as a team. In July 1992, DeVito's additional scenes were filmed. The film was finished in October, but the studio's Christmas schedule had already been filled, and it ultimately was released in April 1993. See more
Jack refers to the Oakland A's after they won the '72 series as the 'Amazin A's'. The actual nickname was the 'Swingin A's' See more
I thought I knew all about monsters. I used to watch them late at night on Dad's TV show. After we moved to Oakland, he stopped doing kid's shows, because he was different now. Everything was different. Now he was Al Gory, monster of ceremonies at Midnight Shriek.
Gimme Some Lovin'
Written by Steve Winwood
(as Stevie Winwood), Muff Winwood
and Spencer Davis
Performed by Spencer Davis
Courtesy of EMI Records Group/EMI Records
by arrangement with CEMA Special Markets and Island Records Ltd. See more