Jack the Bear Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Jack the Bear the Movie

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Exercise in misery centers on a father and his two sons, trying to pick up the pieces after the death of wife and mother Marcovicci. Dad DeVito is the host of a late-night horror show who's cuddly as a bear--when he's not drinking. While the talent and circumstances might have been enough to create a sensitive study, the emotion is completely overwrought by contrived plot twists, including a kidnapping by the local Nazi. TV's "thirtysomething" director Herskovitz creates an effect not unlike a cement block being dropped on a card house. Point made, but so much for subtlety. Based on a novel by Dan McCall.


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Available on VHS
Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Tearjerkers, Dads, On the Rocks
Steven Zaillian
Danny DeVito, Robert J. Steinmiller, Miko Hughes, Gary Sinise, Art LaFleur, Andrea Marcovicci, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Reese Witherspoon
Fred Murphy
Marshall Herskovitz
James Horner
Bruce Gilbert, Ron Yerxa, American Filmworks Productions

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