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Encyclopedia > Jack (film)
Jack
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Produced by Francis Ford Coppola
Fred Fuchs
Ricardo Mestres
Written by James DeMonaco
Gary Nadeau
Starring Robin Williams
Diane Lane
Jennifer Lopez
Bill Cosby
Music by Michael Kamen
Cinematography John Toll
Distributed by Buena Vista International
Release date(s) 1996
Running time 113 minutes
Language English
IMDb profile

Jack is a 1996 film starring Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Jennifer Lopez, Fran Drescher, and Bill Cosby, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Williams plays the role of Jack Powell, a boy who ages four times faster than normal, somewhat similar to Werner syndrome. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (532x755, 39 KB) Licensing This image is of a movie poster or title card, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie in question. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Fred Fuchs, also known as Frederic S. Fuchs, is a television producer and film producer active in the United States and Canada, where he holds dual citizenship. ... For other persons named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... Diane Lane (born January 22, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... J. Lo redirects here. ... William Henry Bill Cosby, Jr. ... Michael Kamen (April 15, 1948 – November 18, 2003) was an American composer (especially of film scores), orchestral arranger, orchestral conductor, song writer, and session musician. ... John Toll is an American cinematographer born in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Buena Vista International is a division of The Walt Disney Company which handles non-U.S. distribution of Disney films. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... For other persons named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... Diane Lane (born January 22, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Brian Kerwin is an American actor, born on October 25, 1949. ... J. Lo redirects here. ... Francine Joy Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film, television actress and an it girl. She is famous for her nasal voice, machine-gun laugh, and Queens accent. ... William Henry Bill Cosby, Jr. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Werner syndrome is a very rare, autosomal recessive disorder; its most recognizable characteristic is premature aging. ...

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

The movie begins with a Halloween party going on. Suddenly, Karen Powell goes into labor, and is rushed to a hospital. The delivery is successful, though it is found out that the baby is born 10 weeks premature, and suffers from an aging disease (a fictional exaggerated form of Werner syndrome). Halloween or Halloween is a tradition celebrated on the night of October 31, most notably by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting sweets, fruit, and other gifts. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... The term premature refers to something that occurs prior to the expected or normal time. ... Werner syndrome is a very rare, autosomal recessive disorder; its most recognizable characteristic is premature aging. ...


This particular disease in the movie ages Jack Powell four times faster than normal children. It is said by his doctor that he will have the appearance of a 40 year old man when he is 10 years old. This is when we see Jack next, with a group of four boys telling possible stories of a 'monstrosity' of a boy their age that cannot go to school. Jack scares them away by dipping a fake eye into slime and throwing it out his window at them. A year is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ...


Due to the first 10 years of his life being lived only in his home, Jack is extremely childish, because he has had no contact with people other than his parents and his teacher. It is Bill Cosby's character that introduces the idea that Jack should go to public school, but his parents balk at the idea of their son going to a public school where he could be emotionally hurt.


Jack becomes liked and respected by everyone who knows him by the end of the film for what he has overcome and the film goes through Jack's whole life and how he decides to take action against things and how some things make him the happiest boy there can be. We see Jack's attempts to be normal in school, when he deals with his first crush and heart attack, and relationship with his teacher, played by Bill Cosby.


At first, Jack is exploited by the other kids to win at basketball against bullies, and eventually to get adult magazines and other such items. Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Pornographic movies Pornography (Porn) (from Greek πόρνη (porne) prostitute and γραφή (grafe) writing), more informally referred to as porn or porno, is the explicit representation of the human body or sexual activity with the goal of sexual arousal. ...


The movie ends with a very elder-looking Jack and his four best friends graduating high school. As Jack walks back from his valedictorian speech, he tells his mother that he is off to a party and enters a Mustang and drives off. Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education. ... In the United States and Canada, the title of valedictorian (an anglicized derivation from the Latin vale dicere, to say farewell) is given to the top graduate of the graduating class (the Australia/New Zealand equivalent being dux, although some Australian universities use the American term) of an educational institution. ... Mustang can refer to: The word mustang, from Spanish mesteño, ultimately from Latin animalia mixta, an ownerless beast: Mustang (horse), a feral horse living on the western or southwestern plains of the US. P-51 Mustang, a World War II military aircraft P-82 Twin Mustang a military aircraft...


Cast

For other persons named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... Diane Lane (born January 22, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Brian Kerwin is an American actor, born on October 25, 1949. ... J. Lo redirects here. ... William Henry Bill Cosby, Jr. ... Francine Joy Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film, television actress and an it girl. She is famous for her nasal voice, machine-gun laugh, and Queens accent. ... Mario Yedidia (b. ...

External link

This movie reeks The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, movie pictures, cast, crew as well as video games. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Godfather is a 1972 crime film directed and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel of the same name authored by the screenplays co-writer Mario Puzo. ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script he co-wrote with Mario Puzo. ... The Godfather Part III (1990) is the third and final film in the Godfather trilogy written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. ... Battle Beyond the Sun is a 1960 science fiction film by M. Karzhukov, Aleksandr Kozyr, and Thomas Colchart. ... Aleksandr Kozyr is a Russian film producer and director. ... Mikhail Karzhukov is a Russian film writer and director. ... The Bellboy and the Playgirls is a 1962 film by Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz Umgelter, and Jack Hill. ... Fritz Umgelter (1922 - 1981), was a German film director. ... Jack Hill (born 1933) is an American film director, noted for his work in the exploitation film genre. ... Tonight For Sure is a 1962 film by Francis Ford Coppola. ... Dementia 13 is a horror thriller released in 1963 by American International Pictures, starring William Campbell, Patrick Magee, and Luana Anders. ... Youre a Big Boy Now was a 1966 film with Geraldine Page, Julie Harris and Karen Black, written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola based on a novel by David Benedictus. ... Finians Rainbow is a 1968 American movie musical. ... The Rain People is a 1969 film by Francis Ford Coppola. ... The Conversation is a 1974 mystery and thriller written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Robert Duvall (uncredited), Teri Garr, Cindy Williams, and Harrison Ford. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American drama film set during the Vietnam War. ... One from the Heart is a 1982 musical film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. ... The Outsiders is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton, and was made in 1983 by Francis Ford Coppola. ... Rumble Fish is a 1983 film directed, produced and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by S.E. Hinton (ISBN 0-440-97534-4). ... The Cotton Club is a movie, released in 1984, centered around a popular real-life Harlem jazz club in the 1930s, the Cotton Club. ... Peggy Sue Got Married is a 1986 comedy / drama film which tells the story of a woman, on the verge of divorce, who finds herself transplanted back to the days of her senior year in high school. ... Gardens of Stone is a 1987 film by Francis Ford Coppola. ... Tucker: The Man and his Dream is a 1988 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Jeff Bridges which tells the story of Preston Tucker and his attempt to produce and market the Tucker 48. ... New York Stories DVD cover New York Stories is a movie which was released in the USA in March 1989. ... Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, musician, comedian and playwright. ... Martin Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (born November 17, 1942) is an Academy Award-winning American film director. ... Bram Stokers Dracula is a 1992 horror/romance film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. ... The Rainmaker is also a 1995 novel by John Grisham that was made into a 1997 motion picture starring Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes and Jon Voight. ... Youth Without Youth is a 2007 film by Francis Ford Coppola. ... The Junkys Christmas is a 1993 film by Nick Donkin and Melodie McDaniel. ... Mary Shelleys Frankenstein is a 1994 film starring Robert DeNiro, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, and Kenneth Branagh. ... Don Juan DeMarco is a film starring Johnny Depp as a man who believes himself to be Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. ... Lanai-Loa is a 1998 film by Sherwood Hu. ... The Florentine is a 1999 film by Nick Stagliano. ... The Virgin Suicides is a 1999 film written and directed by Sofia Coppola, starring James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst and Josh Hartnett. ...


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