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Jack (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 9 August 1996 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Jack Powell
Diane Lane ... Karen Powell
Brian Kerwin ... Brian Powell
Jennifer Lopez ... Miss Marquez
Bill Cosby ... Lawrence Woodruff
Fran Drescher ... Dolores Durante
Adam Zolotin ... Louis Durante
Todd Bosley ... Edward
Seth Smith Seth Smith ... John-John
Mario Yedidia ... George
Jer Adrianne Lelliott ... Johnny Duffer (as Jeremy Lelliott)
Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Phoebe (as Jurnee Smollett)
Dani Faith Dani Faith ... Jane
Hugo Hernandez Hugo Hernandez ... Victor
Rickey D'Shon Collins Rickey D'Shon Collins ... Eric
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

For some people, 40 is the new 10. For Jack Powell, it's the other way around - literally. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Džekas See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,191,496, 11 August 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,620,973
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mario Yedidia and Jer Adrianne Lelliott share the same birthday, November 5th. See more »

Goofs

When Jack comes down the stairs in his house in a cardboard box, he comes down onto a hardwood floor at the bottom of the staircase. When his Mom sits down on the stairs, a runner (rug) is shown at the bottom of the staircase. See more »

Quotes

Jack: [Phoebe pokes him with a stick] Ow, don't!
Phoebe: Are you a freak?
Jack: No.
Phoebe: Oh. Well Jane says that you're a freak.
Jack: Who's Jane?
Jane: I'm Jane and I think you are a freak. Look at your hairy arms and your eyebrows and...
Phoebe: Yeah, he has receding hairline.
Jack: Well, I'm not a freak.
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Crazy Credits

The initial end credits list the actors as clips of each one is shown. However, when Robin Williams is listed, a clip of Jack as a baby is shown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) 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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User Reviews

A film that's larger than life! (Geddit?)

An all-star cast are recruited together to tell the tale of a 10-year old boy whose body grows 4 times that of a normal kid his age.

Robin Williams ('Hook') is great as the title role, while Fran Drescher ('The Nanny') and Jennifer Lopez ('Money Train') are also fantastic. Bill Cosby is also here, as good as ever.

The storyline and scripting is good (nothing great) and the acting is first-class... even the kids have some talent!

A feel-good family film that has some very funny moments and some very sad moments, but all-in-all a really good film. 7/10.


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