DVD Jack [DVD] [1997] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 26294),
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Jack [DVD] [1997] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • 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.
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    • Rating - some sexual references
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2927203

  • Credits
    Robin Williams, Ray D. Tutto, Marty Fromage, Diane Lane, Bill Cosby, William H. Cosby, William H. Cosby Jr., Fran Drescher, Jennifer Lopez, Brian Kerwin, Michael McKean, Don Novello, Guido Sarducci, Allan Rich, Adam Zolotin, Todd Bosley, Seth Smith, Mario Yedidia, Jeremy Lelliott, Rickey D'Shon Collins, Hugo Hernandez, Jurnee Smollett, Dani Faith, Edward Lynch
  • Critic Reviews
    "...This is truly one from the heart..."
    Sight and Sound

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

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