Jack the Bear

Synopsis: Danny DeVito is John Leary, a professional clown, whose wife's death in a car accident has left him to care for his two young boys. Loving, but useless at the daily job of fathering, the onus falls on plucky Jack the Bear (Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.) Leary's conscience, and a quantity of alcohol, leads him to denounce a neo-fascist candidate on his children's TV program, and also to the kidnapping of youngest son Dylan (Miko Hughes) by a disturbed neo-Nazi supporter.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Marshall Herskovitz
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

Them that are over there

That's them over there

See? Over there

Get 'em Get 'em Get 'em

Hey, Zombie That's right

I'm talkin' to you

The next time your dog

defecates on my lawn, he's dead, pal

Goddamn son of a...

And then there was Norman the Zombie...

who mangled one ofhis legs

in a terrible accident as a teenager...

when he crashed his T-Bird

into an ice cream truck.

He'd fixed up the car

and kept it on blocks in his driveway...

washing it every day.

You know, inside that cane

is a sword

- I've seen it

- And he attacked Mr Festinger one night with a tree branch

Hit him

right over the head with it

He also blinded his own dog

with a rock

You ever look at it?

Looks like a dead marble

- Oh, God!

- He's coming for us

Get down. Get down, Dig!

Get down. Dig! Dig!

Dig, he's comin'!

Is Norman gonna get us?

He's not gonna get us

He killed his parents You ever

seen 'em over there in a long time?

- I've never seen 'em

- You used to, walkin'around behind the curtains.

I'm not going to go look

That's for sure

Maybe we should.

- I'll get it.

- No. I wanna do it myself.

- Well, don't fall

- Okay, kids Get to bed

- See? I can reach it.

- Don't give Ms Sampson a heart attack

- What's up, Jackie Bear?

- Uh, nothin'

We're gonna have a lot of fun

at the studio tomorrow

But as for now, it's off to work

Buyin'a new car doesn't have to give you

a headache, not if you go to East Bay Dodge.

Ah My old friend,

Psycho Ward Cleaver

Put that thing down, Psycho,

and we'll go for a test drive

You know, Psycho, this

beautiful Dodge Challenger is loaded

- Air-conditioning Power

steering Blood bucket seats - Ooh!

Michael, wait up Michael

Quiet Quiet

Shh, shh-shh

- What do we do now?

- Let's go

- We got it?

- Come on

What are you doing? What

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Steven Zaillian

Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an American screenwriter, director, film editor, and producer. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay Schindler's List (1993) and has also earned Oscar nominations for Awakenings, Gangs of New York and Moneyball. He was presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2009 Austin Film Festival and the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America in 2011. Zaillian is the founder of Film Rites, a film production company. more…

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