Distant Vision is a Live Cinema production that was broadcast to a limited audience from UCLA on July 22, 2016. Writer/Director Francis Ford Coppola led the month-long student workshop as a... See full summary »
Francis Ford Coppola
Ethan Louis Samuels DiSalvio
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a... See full summary »
Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.
Francis Ford Coppola
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
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The song, the boys are singing in the tree house with Bill Cosby, is "Charlie Brown" by The Coasters. See more »
In classroom scene when Jack is being introduced to the class. See more »
So Jack, you bought that magazine?
Yeah, I buy 'em all the time.
What about Hustler? You get Hustler?
If you want it.
Yeah, that and uh, you know, all the grown-up stuff that only grown-ups can read.
Cool! And they don't give you no trouble in buying them? I mean like they don't ask for ID?
No. You know, I just don't shave for a day and I look like I'm fifty.
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At the end of the music, Jack's classmates can be heard calling for him to come out and play. See more »
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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