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Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1999)

Not Rated | | Family, Fantasy | 8 October 1999 (Canada)
One day, a boy named Jacob Two-Two (aptly named because every phrase that he utters is repeated) decides to set out to prove himself to his parents that he can do things, so his father, who... See full summary »


George Bloomfield


Tim Burns, Mordecai Richler (based on the novel by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Busey ... The Hooded Fang
Mark McKinney ... Mr. Fish
Miranda Richardson ... Miss Fowl
Max Morrow ... Jacob Two Two
Ice-T ... The Judge
Maury Chaykin ... Mr. Cooper / Louie Loser
Joe Dinicol ... O'Toole / Noah
Alison Pill ... Shapiro / Marfa
Emma Bambrick Emma Bambrick ... Shelly
Jake Goldsbie ... Oscar
John Evans ... Jacob's Dad
Dixie Seatle Dixie Seatle ... Jacob's Mom
Shawn Roberts ... Daniel
Pedro Salvín Pedro Salvín ... Jailer
Roger Clown Roger Clown ... Dancing Slimer


One day, a boy named Jacob Two-Two (aptly named because every phrase that he utters is repeated) decides to set out to prove himself to his parents that he can do things, so his father, who is tired of hearing his wife order him to do the shopping, sets Jacob out to buy two tomatoes. As Jacob makes his way to buy them, the greengrocer in the shop keeps telling an officer that Jacob was threatening him, so Jacob escapes, but only just, hitting his head rather hard and awaking in court where he is sentenced to two years, two months, two weeks, two days, two hours, two minutes, and five seconds to a children's prison run by not only a mad wrestler presumed lost, but also two (also aptly named) bird-like and fish-like cohorts as well as slimy humanoids that spray resisters with slime to stop them in their tracks. Helping Jacob in his mission are two young agents that aim to free all of the children kept prisoner in the swampy penitentiary. It is up to Jacob Two-Two to escape this heinous ... Written by Theshapeshifter

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Did You Know?


The book for which this movie was based was written by Mordecai Richler, who based the characters of Jacob and his family off Mordecai's own youngest son Jacob, and their family, with each of the children's names based off his real children: Daniel (eldest), Martha/Marfa (second eldest), Emma and Noah (Twins, 2nd youngest), and of course Jacob (youngest). See more »


The character of Shapiro is supposed to have the alter ego of Emma Richler, not Marfa. This possibility was done to avoid confusion on set, combining Emma and Marfa, so Emma Bambrick wouldn't get confused when her name was stated. See more »


Noah: Keep your eye on the bowl, Two Two.
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Remake of Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1978) See more »

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Best watched at 3 AM
13 October 2002 | by jmc6990877See all my reviews

I probably came across this at the best time - 3 a.m. while channel surfing. I could not believe this was Gary Busey. And, then, imagine my surprise when I also learned it was Miranda Richardson. What? Were these people at the work house? Had they fallen so low as to do this dreck?

One might possibly term this a warmed over Captain Hook story where for some reason (all right, I did miss the beginning) children were imprisoned by a demented ex-wrestler who demanded that they keep a fog machine in operation so that their prison could remain hidden.

I know this is a children's movie but I don't even think a 5-year-old would have bought this story.

For shame.

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