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Jack the Bear

The book Jack the Bear was made into the movie Jack the Bear.

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Book details for Jack the Bear

Jack the Bear was written by Dan McCall. The book was published in 1974 by Fawcett. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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Movie details for Jack the Bear

The movie was released in 1993 and directed by Marshall Herskovitz. Jack the Bear was produced by 20th Century Fox. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Danny DeVito, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., Miko Hughes, Gary Sinise, Art LaFleur, Stefan Gierasch, Erica Yohn, Andrea Marcovicci, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Reese Witherspoon, Bert Remsen, Carl Gabriel Yorke, Lee Garlington, Lorinne Vozoff, Justin Mosley Spink, Jahary Bennett, Lillian Hightower Domio, Troy W. Slaten, Jessica Steinmiller and Douglas Tolbert.

 

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It's not hard to see what attracted director Marshall Herskovitz (TV's thirtysomething) and writer Steve Zaillian (Schindler's List) to this tragicomic story of a widower trying to keep life together for his two young sons. And Danny DeVito gives them a ... Read More
It's not hard to see what attracted director Marshall Herskovitz (TV's thirtysomething) and writer Steve Zaillian (Schindler's List) to this tragicomic story of a widower trying to keep life together for his two young sons. And Danny DeVito gives them a surprisingly sympathetic and low-key performance that capably blends pathos and humor. But the story--about Jack's attempts to get his drinking under control, even while holding down a job as a late-night TV horror-movie host--descends into bathos. Then it gets downright weird and scary when the family's strange neo-Nazi neighbor (a popeyed Gary Sinise) takes an unhealthy interest in one of the children. Jack the Bear sat on the shelf for a couple of years while Herskovitz reworked it, but it was like changing the tires on a car with a broken drive-train. --Marshall Fine