Jack

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Production: Hollywood Pictures
  6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.8
Metacritic:
31
Rotten Tomatoes:
19%
PG-13
Year:
1996
113 min
1,279 Views


This is Dr Lin. He's an|infant disorder specialist from Cornell.

I want to assure you both that|there is nothing debilitating|about your son's condition.

He's totally healthy|and normal in appearance...

alert and quite happy.

However, his cells are|developing at what we feel...

is four times the normal rate.

Even though your son was only|ten weeks old when he was born...

physically he was nine months|and ready to leave your womb.

Nature has given us all|an internal clock.

It meters out lifespan,|controls our growth.

Your son's internal clock...

seems to be ticking|faster than usual.

- But he's healthy?|- Absolutely.

I'm sorry.|I still don't understand.

I've never heard|anything like this before.

Well, quite frankly,|neither have we.

There are other aging syndromes|that we know of.

Progeria, for example, which is|very devastating to the child, but--

Jack's cells are replicating|at an unheard of rate.

Is he gonna age like this|the rest of his life?

Well, sir, this is|only speculation...

but, uh, we feel that|at age one...

your son may be physically|around age four.

And if this continues|throughout his life...

by the time he reaches|age ten, well, he could--

Appear to be|an ordinary, full-grown...

Are you serious?

That's where he lives, right|down the street my whole life...

and I didn't even know about it.

I don't believe any of it.|He's lying.

Yeah. He's not a monster.|There's no such thing.

I'm telling you.|He's our age, but he looks 40.

All hairy and everything.|He's like a freak or something.

Just like in that one movie.

- Which movie?|- Duh! The one--

- Sorry.|- The one with the freak in it.|What did I just say?

Oh. Oh, yeah, l-l saw that one.

You didn't see it. His mom wouldn't|let him see it 'cause he has nightmares.

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James DeMonaco

James DeMonaco (born 1969) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. He is best known for creating the Purge franchise, writing and directing The Purge (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), and The Purge: Election Year (2016).DeMonaco's first produced screenplay was the Robin Williams comedy Jack (1996), directed by Academy Award-winner Francis Ford Coppola. more…

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