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

are you doing? What are you doing?

- Norman is gonna kill you

- Spray anywhere

Jackie, wake up

We gotta go downstairs

He said

he'd cut his foot investigating a noise...

outside his house.

I couldn't figure out

why he didn't tell Dad the rest.

He must not have too many good friends

if he had to come to us

in his time of need

He has a sword in that cane


Yeah And he attacked Mr Festinger

one night with a tree branch


Wonder why

he didn't use his sword

I guess that's when it all started.

I just didn't realize till later

that the trouble wasn't only with Norman.

Uh-oh Me spill

Who let this brat

into my crypt?

Spaghetti Bolognese? Now, how do you

expect me to clean up this mess?

This oughta do the trick

Don't move, Dylan

Hang in there Okay Cut

Camera one, lock it off

All right You can move now

- Peggy, take his clothes off.

- Come here

- Hi, Peggy

- Here you go, Jack Hang onto that

One day you're gonna like the girls doin'this.

Jack, don't you wanna be in the commercial?

No way

I have friends that watch this show

- Give me the clothes, Peggy Put 'em right here

- Yep

- John, can I see you for a second?

- Now, Gordon?

- John, can I see you for a second?

- Now, Gordon?

Right now

Do you mind?

All right

Well, let's take five

What? What?

You canceling the show?

No, no I love the show

I love the commercials I love everything

- You gonna give me more bread?

- Look.

I've been fightin'as hard as I can for you,

but they're pinnin'me to the mat.

It seems they have a problem with

your Psycho Ward Cleaver character

They think he's in bad taste

- Why? Because he has multiple head wounds?

- Who knows?

So just think of another character

Is this a suggestion

or a nonnegotiable demand?

It's a...

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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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