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Jack (1996)

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

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

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9 August 1996 (USA)  »

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Джак  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,191,496, 11 August 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,620,973
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Trivia

Film debut of Adam Zolotin. See more »

Goofs

When Jack (Robin Williams)is on the phone with his Dad excitedly telling him about the basketball game, his shirt suddenly switches from normal to pulled up over his head. See more »

Quotes

Principal McGee: This place is for fun.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the music, Jack's classmates can be heard calling for him to come out and play. See more »

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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Reunited
By Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren
Performed by Peaches & Herb (as Peaches and Herb)
Courtesy of Polydor Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Film and TV Licensing
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An extraordinary movie
27 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

Robin Williams is great as a ten year old, who looks like 40. When he plays with his mother (Diane Lane), explores the world or has a rendez-vous with the mother of his best friend - that is more than well-played. Williams as Jack: his best role after playing Adrian Cronauer in "Good Morning,Vietnam".Supported by the lovely, warm performances of Jennifer Lopez and Bill Cosby, Williams makes "Jack" a wonder. You can either love or hate this movie, depending on your RQ (=Romance quotient).


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