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Jack
- Robin Williams

Overview - This bittersweet story of childhood innocence and friendship stars Robin Williams as Jack Powell, a boy who grows four times faster than normal. By the time Jack reaches his 10th birthday, he looks like a 40-year-old man. After years of being tutored at home by Mr.  Read more...

 
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Overview

This bittersweet story of childhood innocence and friendship stars Robin Williams as Jack Powell, a boy who grows four times faster than normal. By the time Jack reaches his 10th birthday, he looks like a 40-year-old man. After years of being tutored at home by Mr. Woodruff (Bill Cosby), Jack convinces his overprotective parents (Diane Lane and Brian Kerwin) to send him to public school. The children are less than friendly, but with the help of his fifth grade teacher (Jennifer Lopez), Jack wins the kids over. Robin Williams is heartbreaking as a 10-year-old overcoming a unique physical disability.

Cast List

Jennifer Lopez - Actress, SELENA, EL CANTANTE
Jennifer Lynn Lopez - Actress, SELENA, EL CANTANTE
J.Lo - Actress, SELENA, EL CANTANTE
La Lopez - Actress, SELENA, EL CANTANTE
Lola - Actress, SELENA, EL CANTANTE
Edward Lynch - Actor, THIS THING OF OURS (2003)
Brian Kerwin - Star, DEBATING ROBERT LEE (2004)
Francis Ford Coppola - American Director, THE GODFATHER SAGA
Todd Bosley
Dani Faith - Actor, JACK
Jeremy Lelliott
Michael Kamen - American Composer/Conductor
Mario Yedidia
Don Novello - Father Guido Sarducci
Father Guido Sarducci - Father Guido Sarducci
Robin Williams - American actor/comedian
Ray D. Tutto - American actor/comedian
Marty Fromage - American actor/comedian
Jurnee Smollett - Television actress
Dean Tavoularis - Production Designer
Fran Drescher - Actress, THE NANNY
Hugo Hernandez
Michael McKean - American actor, THIS IS SPINAL TAP, LAVERNE & SHIRLEY
Adam Zolotin
Seth Smith
James DeMonaco - Screenwriter
Barry Malkin - Editor
Bryan Adams - Canadian Singer/Songwriter
Aggie Guerard Rodgers - Costume Designer
Aggie Guerard - Costume Designer
Aggie Guerard Rodgers - Costume Designer
John Toll
Diane Lane - American actress,
Rickey D'Shon Collins - Voice Actor, RECESS: SCHOOL'S OUT (2001)
Allan Rich - Actor/"Another Chance"
Bill Cosby - American Actor/Comedian
William H. Cosby III - American Actor/Comedian
William H. Cosby Jr. - American Actor/Comedian
Gary Nadeau

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 113
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 786936209730
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (some sexual references)
  • Release Date: June 2015

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Family Interaction
Kids Adventure
Children
Illness
Mishaps
Theatrical Release
Family (General)

 
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Synopsis:
Francis Ford Coppola directed this sweet tale about a young boy's determination to enjoy his childhood. After an odd 10-week pregnancy, Karen Powell (Diane Lane) gives birth to a healthy, seemingly normal baby boy. But this infant, Jack (Robin Williams), is no ordinary child: Jack's body grows at four times the normal rate. At 10 years old Jack has the appearance of a 40-year-old, including a five o'clock shadow and hairy knuckles. Jack's home-schooling tutor (Bill Cosby) is his only friend until he convinces his parents to let him attend fifth grade at the local public school. At first Jack isn't too popular; the other kids call him "giant" and "freak." But thanks to the encouragement of his teacher (Jennifer Lopez), he keeps trying. Shrewdly, Jack uses his condition to his advantage: playing center for the fifth grade basketball team, buying porno magazines for his new friends, and posing as the school's principal. As Jack's mind grows at the normal rate mentally and emotionally, his body continues to age rapidly. A joy to watch, Robin Williams playfully captures the youthful exuberance of a 10-year-old trapped in an adult's body.

Notes:
The film premiered on August 9, 1996. Don Novello, famous for his character Father Guido Sarducci, has a brief appearance in the film as a bartender. "Jack, you'll never be regular. You're spectacular."--Mr. Woodruff (Bill Cosby) "When a shooting star streaks through the blackness turning night into day, make a wish and think of me and make your life spectacular. I know I did."--Jack (Robin Williams)

Reviews:
"...This is truly one from the heart..." - 10/01/1996 Sight and Sound, p.42-3


"...This gives Williams a rare opportunity to stretch emotively....[With] vibrant performances from Drescher and Michael McKean..." - 07/29/1996 Variety

 
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