Jack [DVD] [1996]

Francis Ford Coppola and Robin Williams team up for the sentimental comedy Jack. The film makes its debut on DVD with this disc, which offers a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English, French, and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. French subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, which is hardly a surprise considering this film's less than stellar reputation. This is a fine, bare-bones release from Hollywood.
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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (31 out of 32)

Special Features

  • French and Spanish language tracks
  • French subtitles
  • Closed Captioned


In this film by director Francis Ford Coppola, Robin Williams stars as Jack, a boy who is growing normally, but at many times the normal rate. In a bizarre flashback, we see that he was born when his mother was only ten weeks pregnant. Kept out of school for years, the neighborhood children consider him a freak, and generally avoid him. He is finally required to go to public school, and we catch up to him as he enters the fourth grade for the first time, a 10-year-old boy who appears to be a fully grown man in his 40s. His classmates tease him mercilessly until they begin to see the advantages of having him around. He must also have some grown-up feelings to go along with his grown-up body, because he asks his teacher out for a date. When she refuses him, he goes off into town and gets into adult-type trouble as he courts nightclub denizen Dolores Durante (Fran Drescher) over the objections of her boyfriend. Teacher Lawrence Woodruff (Bill Cosby) tries (with some success) to help Jack cope with his situation. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams - Jack Powell
  • Diane Lane
    Diane Lane - Karen Powell
  • Jennifer Lopez
    Jennifer Lopez - Miss Marquez
  • Brian Kerwin
    Brian Kerwin - Powell,Brian
  • Fran Drescher
    Fran Drescher - Dolores Durante

Overall Customer Rating

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97%of customers recommend this product.

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