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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

!Vuela la conga, muchachos!

!Conga! !Conga!

- God!|- So bloated.

- She's bingeing.|- Bingeing? She's fat.


Whew! I thought|I lost ya, honey.

- God, I think it's a thyroid problem.|- I think she's just fat.

Oh, yeah.

What's wrong?|What's wrong, honey?

- It's too soon.|- Oh. Oh! Josh, come here!

Hold on, honey. Easy. Easy.

- Brian, what's happening?|- Help!

- I'm only in the first trimester.|- Help!

Would someone please help?|We have an emergency here. I think--

-Yeah, call the doctor.|-Um, please, could you call Dr Benfante?

- Help.|- Calm down. Now, now.

- Huh?|- Oh, I'm sorry.|- Help me!

- Help me.|- Over here. One at a time.

Dr Brandon--

- Come on, now!|- Put it over here.

- No, I don't have anything!|- Put it in the tray.|- Honey, it's your tin.

Huh? Oh!


- It's okay.|- No smoking in the hospital.|- No, no. No smoking in here.

Put that out.

I'm gonna quit tomorrow.|I swear.

No, no, sideways.|Come through-- Tha-That's it.

- When are you due, ma'am?|- N-Not for another seven months.

- Susan, wh-where's Dr Benfante?|- Brian, come here.

- Just hold my hand.|- There we go.|- The l.V. set?

- Have you had Lamaze?|- Uh, well, I haven't even|signed up for the course yet.

I'm only two months along.

- That's the epidural talking.|- She hasn't had an epidural.

What are you babbling about?|It's-- It's too soon.

- It's too soon, Brian.|- Here he comes.

Okay, guys. Calm down.

- Take it easy.|Calm down, everybody. Calm down.|- And now a deep breath.

It's too early for contractions.

- Hold tight. Hold my hand, honey.|Hold my hand.|- All right.

- Let's just relax.|- That's right.

- Okay. Okay.|- Christ.|- Wait, wait.

- Wait, wait.|- You said, "Come back next week." Huh?

- Yeah.|- You said it was just fluid retention.

"Go home. Have fun."

- Yeah, I'm not having fun.|- Yeah, you gotta breathe.

Sonogram's fine, Doctor,|for a full-term pregnancy.

- Doc, what's going on?|- Okay, it's really important|that you relax and breathe.

- She's fully dilated.|- It's gonna be all right.

- Now you're gonna push.|- Push, okay? Yes.|- No. It's too soon.

- Push hard. Push. Hold it. Hold it.|- Push. Push. Push.

- Good girl.|- Give it all you got.|- No, it's too soon!

- One more time.|- One more deep breath.|- Deep breath in.

- One more. Deep breath.|- And out.|- Push.


Look at that.|You've got a baby.

It's a beautiful,|beautiful boy.

Hey there, bud.


- Don't rust up on me now.|- I'm sorry.

We'll call him Jack.

What you gonna be|when you grow up

What you gonna do|when your time is up

What you gonna say|when things go wrong

What you gonna do|when it's all over

There's a road

Long and windin'

The lights are blindin'

But it gets there

Don't give up

Don't look back

There's a silver linin'

It's out there somewhere

Everybody wants an answer

Everybody needs a friend

We all need a shining star

On which we can depend

So tonight we're gonna wish

Upon a star

We never wished upon before

What you gonna be|when you grow up

- To find what you're lookin' for|- What you gonna do when your time is up

There'll be times

In your life

Yeah, when you'll|be dancing and sh*t

But you ain't gettin' it

Don't get disillusioned

No, don't expect too much

'Cause if what you have|is all you can get

Just keep on tryin'|It just ain't happened yet

Everybody wants to be a winner

Everybody has a dream

We all need a shining star

When things ain't what they seem

So tonight we're gonna|wish upon a star

We never wished upon before

I'm sorry this|has taken so long.

Like you, we're puzzled|by your son's premature birth.

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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