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

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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:

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Filming Locations:

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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
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jack's condition is based on progeria, a real-life condition that causes rapid aging. The average lifespan of someone with progeria is 13; the oldest recorded lifespan (as of 2018) is 30. See more »

Goofs

In classroom scene when Jack is being introduced to the class. See more »

Quotes

John-John: [the kids are looking at an adult magazine] You think our moms look like that?
George: Nah, only Penthouse girls look like that. They're special. I mean like, they come from a special part of the country or something.
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For Gia: "When you see a shooting star..." See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Performed by Bryan Adams
Written by Bryan Adams, Robert John Lange (as R.J. Lange, and Michael Kamen
Produced by Robert John Lange (as Robert John Mutt' Lange) and 'Bryan Adams (I)
From the A&M Album '18 Til I Die'
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Talented Williams And A Sorry Script
2 April 2006 | by movieratings03See all my reviews

JACK *** Robin Williams, who has the versatility as an actor to portray a wide range of characters, handles himself admirably as Jack, a 10-year-old boy "trapped" inside of a 40-year-old man's body - through some happenstance, he is born into an unusual aging process where he grows four times as quickly as normal humans. With the support from his ultra-nurturing parents (Brian Kerwin and Diane Lane), he manages to deal with his strange make-up; that is, until he decides to tackle public school for the first time for an enlightening journey. Williams does fine but the script lets him down.

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