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Jack (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 9 August 1996 (USA)
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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 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-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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Taglines:

For some people, 40 is the new 10. For Jack Powell, it's the other way around - literally. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack 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

Gross USA:

$58,620,973

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

When Lawrence Woodruff visits Jack and his friends at their tree house he spots a genuine Cuban Partagas cigar box. He is disappointed to find it filled with toys, not cigars. Bill Cosby and Francis Ford Coppola are avid cigar smokers in real life. See more »

Goofs

Jack's shirt turns red when leaving school on the day of the basketball game. See more »

Quotes

[Jack, with the appearance of a 72-year old but only 18 years old, arrives at his graduation ceremony]
Lawrence Woodruff: [addressing the audience] Ladies and gentleman, it is my honor to introduce this year's valedictorian, Jack Charles Powell.
[a round of applause approves of this choice]
Jack: [taking the stand] Thank you, Aristotle.
[Due to his aged condition he has to take out spectacles to read the speech]
Eric: Yo Jack, go get 'em!
Jack: I got it, Eric. I'm cool... I don't have very much time these days so I'll make it quick. ...
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Crazy Credits

The initial end credits list the actors as clips of each one is shown. However, when Robin Williams is listed, a clip of Jack as a baby is shown. See more »

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Soundtracks

In the Still of the Night
By Fred Parris
Performed by The Five Satins
Courtesy of Arista Records Inc.
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Quite charming, but Coppola????????
27 July 2000 | by King_OpossumSee all my reviews

This could have been an absolutely wonderful film, but due to a one big criticism it remains a nice film, in all the bog-standard sense of the word.

Robin Williams plays the part of a 10-year old trapped in a 40-year old's body, but the big problem is that we can't help but see Robin Williams himself. Anyone that has seen his stand-up comedy will know that Williams is exactly that (10 years old trapped in a body 30 years senior). Whilst his performance would have been quite believable, the film would have worked much better with a lesser-known actor (even one not known for comedy) in the role. I still cannot believe that the great FFC directed this film - it defies all movie sense. However he has done a fine job, and the cast work well together. Miss Lopez makes a very appealing schoolteacher (only in Hollywood!!), and the child actors work hard.

Good fun, but you may find yourself frustrated.


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