Jack the Bear

Overview

Marshall Herskovitz directed this tearjerking schizophrenic combination of The Wonder Years and To Kill a Mockingbird. It is 1972, and John Leary (Danny De Vito) and his two sons Jack (Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.) and Dylan (Miko Hughes) have just moved to Oakland, California. John is a television celebrity who has been fired from one station after another, appearing now on a cheap local station as the Saturday night host of a horror-film showcase. But John spends most of the time drinking and grieving over the ...
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Overview

Marshall Herskovitz directed this tearjerking schizophrenic combination of The Wonder Years and To Kill a Mockingbird. It is 1972, and John Leary (Danny De Vito) and his two sons Jack (Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.) and Dylan (Miko Hughes) have just moved to Oakland, California. John is a television celebrity who has been fired from one station after another, appearing now on a cheap local station as the Saturday night host of a horror-film showcase. But John spends most of the time drinking and grieving over the loss of his wife, who was recently killed in an accident. The children try to adapt to their new school, and the family tries to adapt to the collection of kooks that populate their neighborhood. Foremost among them is Norman Strick (Gary Sinise), a sinister neo-Nazi who lives across the street. When Strick circulates a petition for the local white-supremacist candidate, John gets drunk and attacks him on his television show. As a result, Strick takes his revenge by abducting one of John's children.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/14/2004
  • UPC: 024543130680
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Danny DeVito John Leary
Robert J. Steinmiller Jack Leary
Miko Hughes Dylan Leary
Gary Sinise Norman Strick
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Peggy Etinger
Reese Witherspoon Karen Morris
Erica Yohn Mother-in-Law
Stefan Gierasch Father-in-Law
Bert Remsen Mr. Mitchell
Andrea Marcovicci Mrs. Elizabeth Leary
Mary Goldberg
Art La Fleur Mr.Festinger
Carl Gabriel Yorke Gordon Layton
Lee Garlington Mrs.Festinger
Lorinne Vozoff Mrs.Mitchell
Justin Mosley Spink Dexter Mitchell
Troy W. Slaten Edward Festinger
Christopher Lawford Vince Buccini
Cliff Bemis Detective Marker
Charles Dugan Mr.Strick
Sam Freed Mr.Morris
Dorothy Lyman Mrs.Morris
Kevin McDermott Cop
Christy Botkin Nursery School Teacher
Donovan Leitch Grad Student
Sarah Bork Grad Student
Paul Wilson Street Worker
Scott Thomson Street Worker
Monica Calhoun Sondra
Kelly Connell Fireman
Technical Credits
Marshall Herskovitz Director
Peter Burrell Associate Producer
Lawrence J. Cohen Screenwriter
Katalin Elek Makeup
Fred Freeman Screenwriter
Bruce Gilbert Producer
James Horner Score Composer
Lilly Kilvert Production Designer
Fred Murphy Cinematographer
Nilo Otero Asst. Director
Steven Rosenblum Editor
Cricket Rowland Set Decoration/Design
Deborah L. Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
John Warnke Art Director
Dick Wood Special Effects
Ron Yerxa Executive Producer
Steven Zaillian Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Full Screen
1. Main Titles
2. Monsters
3. The New 'Hood
4. Norman the Zombie
5. Mad Man
6. Red Bait
7. First Day of School
8. Facing Death
9. Dream Lover
10. A Perfect Evening
11. Champs
12. All Hallows' Eve
13. Body Snatcher
14. The Morning After
15. Take a Break
16. The Darkest Chambers
17. Snatched
18. Painful Memories
19. Trauma
20. Consumed by Hatred
21. The Power of Love
22. Homecoming
23. Terror in the Night
24. Jack the Bear/End Titles
Side #2 -- Widescreen
1. Main Titles
2. Monsters
3. The New 'Hood
4. Norman the Zombie
5. Mad Man
6. Red Bait
7. First Day of School
8. Facing Death
9. Dream Lover
10. A Perfect Evening
11. Champs
12. All Hallows' Eve
13. Body Snatcher
14. The Morning After
15. Take a Break
16. The Darkest Chambers
17. Snatched
18. Painful Memories
19. Trauma
20. Consumed by Hatred
21. The Power of Love
22. Homecoming
23. Terror in the Night
24. Jack the Bear/End Titles
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Menu

Side #1 -- Full Screen
   Play
   Language Selection
      Languages: English 5.1 Dolby Surround
      Languages: French Dolby Surround
      Languages: Spanish Dolby Surround
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Trailer A
      Trailer B
      Trailer C
Side #2 -- Widescreen
   Play
   Language Selection
      Languages: English 5.1 Dolby Surround
      Languages: French Dolby Surround
      Languages: Spanish Dolby Surround
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Trailer A
      Trailer B
      Trailer C
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2003

    Beary Good

    A cute tale with a little twist, not my favorite but good. I wouldn't say it's something you would fall in love with but it might be fun to see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2003

    BEAUTIFUL

    This movie is absolutely wonderful. I've probably seen it about 5 times now, and I can't get sick of it. It's a truly touching film about love, and a family coming together. I thought it was brilliantly casted, wonderfully written, and just an all-around terrific film. I recommend it highly!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2003

    SOOO TOUCHING!!!!

    This movie was a ''bring-a-tear-to-my-eye'' movie. Jack was probably the most troubled in the movie. This movie shows bravery, love, and courage. This is an excellent movie for the family. I HIGHLY recommend it.

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