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Jack and the Beanstalk (2009)

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Jack goes up the beanstalk to rescue a little girl who has been transformed into a harp.

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Flip Kobler (screenplay), Cindy Marcus (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Ford ... Jack
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Damsel in Distress / Jillian (as Chloe Grace Moretz)
Christopher Lloyd ... Headmaster
Adair Tishler ... Rapunzel
William Brent ... Prince Charming (as Billy Unger)
Emily Rose Everhard Emily Rose Everhard ... Red Riding Hood (as Emily Everhard)
Sadie Eve ... Sleeping Beauty (as Sadie Ebeyer-Deist)
Victoria Atilano Victoria Atilano ... Ugly Step Sister
Atalaya Atilano Atalaya Atilano ... Mean Step Sister
Anthony Skillman Anthony Skillman ... Hansel
Sammi Hanratty ... Gretel
Daniel Roebuck ... Mayor Lichfield
Wallace Shawn ... Broker / Booker / Lancelot Squarejaw
Katey Sagal ... Jack's Mother
Gilbert Gottfried ... Grayson
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Storyline

A fairy tale character who is about to flunk out of fairy tale school, Jack must perform a heroic deed by Monday or fail miserably, just like his father before him. Anxious to make good, Jack sells his C.O.W. (Computer of Wonder) for a handful of magic beans and a mysterious book that records his adventures as he's having them. Accompanied by his sidekick Grayson -- a goose who ate a bean and underwent an amazing transformation -- Jack climbs the magic beanstalk to recover the fabled Harp of Destiny from the evil Giant who lives in the sky. Helping Jack on his perilous quest is the spunky Jillian, a fearless young girl whom Jack meets on his journey -- and who just may have a hidden agenda... Written by anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az égig érő paszuly See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Gary J. Tunnicliffe wanted to use his knowledge and love of martial arts to create an amazing fight sequence in the movie, but knew that to do this, and still maintain a G-rating, might be hard. To solve the problem, he created a two and a half minute "Ninja Pillow Fight", and called upon some of his industry friends (who can only be described as a group of Martial Arts and Stunt Masters and Legends) to choreograph and perform the sequence. See more »

Goofs

When Jack begins to talk alone with the headmaster, the C.O.W. (computer of wonder) lies on the headmaster's podium (at around 11 mins). When Jack leaves the classroom he takes it from his own desk. See more »

Quotes

Nervous Lumberjack: I never wanted to be a lumberjack anyway. I always wanted to do something different with my life.
Mayor Lichfield: Well, what did you want to be?
Nervous Lumberjack: I always wanted to be...
Mayor Lichfield: What? What?
Nervous Lumberjack: I always wanted to be...
Mayor Lichfield: Say it, man!
Nervous Lumberjack: A pet store owner.
Mayor Lichfield: What?
Nervous Lumberjack: Yes. Huggable dogs, hamsters, little rabbits, a Norwegian Blue Parrot.
Crowd at Lumberjack Rally: A Norwegian Blue Parrot? Got beautiful plumage!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, Dobbytok wakes up to find nobody's there he looks at the gold coins and decides to take over the castle. See more »

Alternate Versions

Screen Media Films released a DVD of with a 1:34:23 (94:23) run time June 22, 2010. Feature Films for Families released a micro-edited DVD version of with a 1:28:44 (88:44) run time, cutting 05:39 from the Screen Media release in 35 edits, two of which deleted dialogue while keeping the images. The following Feature Films for Families edits show times (mm:ss) relative to the Screen Media DVD. At 00:00, 8 seconds of black frames were cut with an echoing voice saying "Fee, fi, fo, fum". At 07:19, 23 seconds were cut where the headmaster says "I'm thinking of changing your major to something else -- starts with a V, anyone? Village idiot!" At 09:11, the last 6 seconds in the 17 second scene of children filing out of the classroom were cut. At 15:58, 2 seconds were cut where Jack's mother says "Stupid goody, goody elves." At 26:39, 4 seconds were cut of Grayson the goose contemplating pulling underwear off a clothesline before he pulls pants off instead. At 26:46, 2 seconds were cut where Grayson pulls the underwear off the clothesline. At 27:13, after Grayson wakes Jack causing him to scream which causes Grayson to scream the first time, 6 seconds were cut of them catching their breaths and screaming a second time. At 27:25, after Jack exclaims "You can talk?", Grayson's 15 second response was cut, including a chorus of "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey?" At 27:51, after Jack tells Grayson that his "things" are thumbs, 5 seconds are cut of Grayson clicking the flashlight on and off in Jack's eyes. At 32:20, 13 seconds were cut where Jack extols Grayson to continue climbing by using his thumbs. At 33:24, 30 seconds were cut where Grayson obsesses about the hardships and a passing goose drops poop on his head. At 34:21, 3 seconds were cut of Grayson saying his thumbs may be stupid. At 35:08, 3 seconds were cut where Grayson says "crud". At 38:06, 11 seconds were cut of Grayson obsessing about destiny. At 40:57, 24 seconds were cut of Grayson coming back to say "Destiny" to Verri Saddius to cause him to cry. At 42:39, 1 second was cut where Officer Where calls Officer What stupid. At 45:28, 0 seconds were cut where Grayson's saying "Oh, crud" was excised from the soundtrack. At 45:36, 18 seconds were cut where Grayson obsesses about having a party. At 46:51, 11 seconds were cut where the white pillow-fighter gives a black pillow-fighter a wedgie. At 48:10, 6 seconds were cut where the white pillow-fighter twists a black pillow-fighter's nipples and Jack comments and grimaces. At 49:02, 12 seconds were cut of Grayson saying "Daddy, you've come home" to Jack, who is covered with feathers from the pillow fight. At 51:05, 34 seconds were cut of Jillian's breathless recitation to Grayson's questioning what she can do for them. At 51:42, a net 33 seconds were cut by replacing Grayson's Peanut Butter & Jelly musical number with Jack saying "Whoa!" (51:35 - 51:37). At 52:39, 0 seconds were cut where Grayson's saying "crud" was excised from the soundtrack. At 55:11, 8 seconds were cut of Grayson's explanation of Opposite Day to Jack and Jillian calling it stupid. At 56:02, 2 seconds were cut of Grayson saying "Oh, crud". At 56:46, 1 second was cut of Jillian saying "... or trick the idiot day". At 57:51, 4 seconds were cut of Grayson saying "... and make everyone puke". At 60:28, 1 second was cut of Grayson saying "crud". At 67:39, 1 second was cut of Jack calling The Giant "dog breath". At 71:47, 10 seconds were cut of Jillian trying to tell Jack why she betrayed him and his telling her to shut up. At 80:40, 14 seconds were cut of Jack seeing Jillian putting coins in a bag, her saying "Even heroes have to eat" and "It's that whole take from the rich and give to the poor thing", and Jack saying Okay. At 82:35, 12 seconds were cut of Grayson crediting his thumbs for tying The Giant's shoelaces and Jillian telling Grayson to take her hand. From 82:48 to 82:53, 0 seconds were cut but the frames were flipped left-for-right. At 84:36, 2 seconds were cut of Jack's mother telling the mayor "Hey, mister, off the bedonkadonk." At 93:59, in Dobbytok's 63 second post end credits scene, 20 seconds were cut where, with a wicked laugh, he scoops up coins from the table and says "Boy(?). Fee, Fo, Fi, Fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be ye live or be ye dead, I'll crush your bones to make my bread." See more »

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Not that bad. Give it a chance.
9 July 2010 | by tiedyed57See all my reviews

Truthfully, this movie made me feel like I was 12 again watching classics such as Dark Crystal or The Never Ending Story. It even had some Terry Gilliam mixed in which, I enjoyed. I am also a huge fan of the story, Jack and the Beanstalk. I like seeing movies that get the kids involved, climbing on the couch which, is the beanstalk at home. We all had fun with the film.

It was nice to see Chevy Chase doing what he does best again.

I'm not saying it's going to be a classic but it was certainly better than I expected. The director Gary J. Tunnicliffe did a good job trying to make an old fashion feeling kids film.

For this being Collin Fords (who plays Jack) first film, he did a great job and really enjoyed him.

Give it a chance. I agree to the kids will like it more than adults.


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