Jack (1996)

USA, 1995
113m, 3180 metres
35mm film, Technicolor, 1.85:1
Dolby Digital, English

An American fantasy film directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

Plot Summary

Jack is a young boy with a unique problem – an aging disorder is causing him to age four times faster than normal. At the age of 10, he looks like a 40-year-old man and, attending a proper school for the first time, he finds it difficult to fit in with his peers.


Director: Francis Ford Coppola
American Zoetrope, Great Oaks, Hollywood Pictures
Executive Producer: Doug Claybourne
Producers: Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Fuchs, Ricardo Mestres
Script: James DeMonaco, Gary Nadeau
Director of Photography: John Toll
Editor: Barry Malkin
Music: Michael Kamen
Sound: Agamemnon Andrianos
Costume Designer: Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Make Up: Ken Diaz
Hair: Paul LeBlanc
Prosthetics: Brian Penikas
Special Effects Coordinator: John McLeod
Visual Effects Supervisor: Gary Gutierrez
Production Designer: Dean Tavoularis

Robin Williams (Jack Powell)
Diane Lane (Karen Powell)
Brian Kerwin (Brian Powell)
Jennifer Lopez (Miss Marquez)
Bill Cosby (Lawrence Woodruff)
Fran Drescher (Dolores ‘D.D.’ Durante)
Adam Zolotin (Louis ‘Louie/Lou’ Durante)
Todd Bosley (Eddie)
Seth Smith (John-John)
Mario Yedidia (George)
Jeremy Lelliott (Johnny Duffer)
Jurnee Smollett (Phoebe)
Dani Faith (Jane)
Hugo Hernandez (Victor)
Rickey D’Shon Collins (Eric)
Michael McKean (Paulie)
Edward Lynch (angry man)
Don Novello (bartender)
Allan Rich (Dr Benfante)
Keone Young (Dr Lin)
Irwin Corey (Poppy)

Includes extracts from
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)


Empire November 1996 p.39 – review (by Caroline Westbrook)
Film Review November 1996 p.18 – review (by James Cameron-Wilson)
Imágenes February 1997 p.118 – review (by Quim Casas)
Premiere January 1997 p.26 – review (by Christian Jauberty)
Sight & Sound October 1996 p.42 – review (by Philip Kemp)
Studio December 1996 p.18 – review (by Laurent Tirard)

Expresso, Cartaz 14 December 1996 – review (by Manuel Cintra Ferreira)
Svenska Dagbladet 24 December 1996 – review (Coppola serverar infantil och sentimental soppa by Jeanette Gentele)