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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 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


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Film debut of Adam Zolotin. See more »


Dolores reaches into her bag to get out the chocolate mousse for Louis; in the next scene she reaches into it again. See more »


Officer at Jail: Let's just get your stuff here, you can go.
[empties a paper bag]
Officer at Jail: You've got a library card, pocket knife, Spiderman watch, Pez dispenser.
Jack: Where's my pog? It's a slammer.
[Officer dejectedly reaches into his pocket and pulls it out]
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Crazy Credits

For Gia: "When you see a shooting star..." See more »


In the Still of the Night
By Fred Parris
Performed by The Five Satins
Courtesy of Arista Records Inc.
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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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English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

USA See more »


Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,191,496, 11 August 1996

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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