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Jack (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 9 August 1996 (USA)
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Because of an unusual disorder that has aged him four times faster than a typical human being, a boy looks like a 40-year-old man as he starts fifth grade at public school after being homeschooled.
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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 ... Phoebe
Dani Faith Dani Faith ... Jane
Hugo Hernandez Hugo Hernandez ... Victor
Rickey D'Shon Collins Rickey D'Shon Collins ... Eric
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Storyline

Jack Powell was born with a unique disorder that causes him to age four times faster than people usually age, so when he's 10 years old he looks 40. This causes problems when he starts public school and tries to make friends with his classmates. Written by Bob Gohari <bgohari@earthlink.net>

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Jack Powell is about to tackle his biggest adventure ever...fifth grade! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

Goofs

Jack's top shirt button is alternately open and closed in various shots in the first playground scene. See more »

Quotes

Brian: You know, I was just thinking about the first time you ever rode a bike. Remember that?
Jack: Oh, yeah.
Brian: You were so determined to ride. You kept wiping out and nearly took out a couple of the neighbors. It took a couple days until you finally got it, and look at you now! I mean, you're riding like a pro!
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Crazy Credits

For Gia: "When you see a shooting star..." 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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Quite charming, but Coppola????????
27 July 2000 | by King_OpossumSee all my reviews

This could have been an absolutely wonderful film, but due to a one big criticism it remains a nice film, in all the bog-standard sense of the word.

Robin Williams plays the part of a 10-year old trapped in a 40-year old's body, but the big problem is that we can't help but see Robin Williams himself. Anyone that has seen his stand-up comedy will know that Williams is exactly that (10 years old trapped in a body 30 years senior). Whilst his performance would have been quite believable, the film would have worked much better with a lesser-known actor (even one not known for comedy) in the role. I still cannot believe that the great FFC directed this film - it defies all movie sense. However he has done a fine job, and the cast work well together. Miss Lopez makes a very appealing schoolteacher (only in Hollywood!!), and the child actors work hard.

Good fun, but you may find yourself frustrated.


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USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 August 1996 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,191,496, 11 August 1996

Gross USA:

$58,620,973

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,620,973
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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