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Jack (1996)

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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 'D.D.' Durante
Adam Zolotin ... Louis 'Louie' Durante
Todd Bosley ... Eddie
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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He's a healthy ten-year-old who's growing four times faster than normal. Now he's ready for the biggest adventure of his life...5th grade. 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jack's condition, of aging four times faster than usual, is a somewhat exaggerated; but nevertheless a real illness, known as Werner Syndrome. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is on the phone with his dad after he gives the phone to his mom and knocks down the basket of onions, in the next scene they are back again. See more »

Quotes

Jack: What happened to Mr. McGee? I just talked to him on the phone.
Louis: I don't know what happened to Mr. McGee. Mr. Powell?
Jack: [pause] He got diarrhea.
Dolores: [disgusted] Diarrhea?
Jack: Yeah, he got diarrhea. And uh, he spewed. Threw up. And he had the squirts. He had diarrhea.
Dolores: Oh boy, that's more than I needed to know.
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For Gia: "When you see a shooting star..." See more »

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Referenced in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Still of the Night
By Fred Parris
Performed by The Five Satins
Courtesy of Arista Records Inc.
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Better than expected!
24 January 1999 | by muddypawSee all my reviews

If you give this movie a chance, let your imagination go and you will believe (if you WANT to) that Robin Williams *is* a ten year old boy. I was surprised at how much I actually liked it. The premise sounds weak, but they did a fairly good job with it. The kids in the movie are great....... and the term "boys will be boys" is never as true as in the 'treehouse' scene. Watch it if you have boys ! You'll know what I mean! There is little if any 'language' in this movie ; no shoot-em-ups; no sex...the family can watch this together safely. Enjoy and let your imagination go... be a kid again!


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