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Jack the Bear
6.5 Rating
(31 ratings)
6.4 IMDB rating

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Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito

John Leary
Miko Hughes

Miko Hughes

Dylan Leary
Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Norman Strick
Art LaFleur

Art LaFleur

Mr. Festinger
Stefan Gierasch

Stefan Gierasch

Father-in-Law
Erica Yohn

Erica Yohn

Mother-in-Law
Andrea Marcovicci

Andrea Marcovicci

Elizabeth Leary


Written by
Dan McCall

Dan McCall

(novel)
Steven Zaillian

Steven Zaillian

(screenplay)


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An average movie

3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 22 10:28
I have never heard of this flick before but since I have a weak spot for Danny Devito, I thought I should check it out. It is basically a rather weird but well-made familly drama. I really enjoyed the directing, the kids performances were ok and I thought Danny Devito was really good in this. He usually plays supporting parts so it was nice to see him as a lead actor. I thought it was a really int... read more
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Description: Danny De Vito is 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.). De Vito's conscience, and a quantity of alcohol leads him to denounce a neo-fascist candidate on ... (more)
Release date: 2 April 1993
UPC: 024543130680
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"(again, can't find any video) "Jack breaks down crying right at the end of the movie because he misses his mother." Thank you lex"


Lex added this to a list 3 years, 6 months ago
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"Jack. Feels MAJOR survivor guilt over the accidental death of his mother, and feels partially responsible for his father's alcoholism. I just love this character so much. "


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johanlefourbe posted a review 3 years, 8 months ago

An average movie

“I have never heard of this flick before but since I have a weak spot for Danny Devito, I thought I should check it out. It is basically a rather weird but well-made familly drama. I really enjoyed the directing, the kids performances were ok and I thought Danny Devito was really good in this. He usually plays supporting parts so it was nice to see him as a lead actor. I thought it was a really interesting character and DeVito managed to not overplay it and gave the character many different layers. However, even though I enjoyed the directing, it did get a little over-sentimental and over-dramatic (I mean... Come on! What was this all about with the psychopatic Nazi neighbour?!?). Furthermore, I wish they centered the movie on the father and not the oldest son. In my opinion, stories narrat” read more

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Sadly forgotten.... (118 movies items)

"Danny DeVito in a surprisingly touching role as a father. One of those f'd up family movies with a big ass heart."


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"DeVito does well in this serious turn, but it was just too depressing"


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"The little kid going as a Nazi for Halloween is one thing that REALLY sticks out in my mind in this one of a kind drama. "


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