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Jack the Bear (1993)

PG-13
99 min | Drama

Danny DeVito is John Leary, 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. ...See moreDanny DeVito is John Leary, 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.) Leary's conscience, and a quantity of alcohol, leads him to denounce a neo-fascist candidate on his children's television program, and also to the kidnapping of youngest son Dylan (Miko Hughes) by a disturbed neo-Nazi supporter. Written by David Holmes See less
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Dan McCall (novel) | Steven Zaillian (screenplay)
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$ 2,219,891
Gross (USA)
$ 5,145,823
Gross (World)
$ 5,145,823
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Release date
Apr 2, 1993 (United States)

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42 cast members
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Danny DeVito
John Leary John Leary   See fewer
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Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.
Jack Leary Jack Leary   See fewer
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Miko Hughes
Dylan Leary Dylan Leary   See fewer
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Gary Sinise
Norman Strick Norman Strick   See fewer
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Art LaFleur
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Stefan Gierasch
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Erica Yohn
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Andrea Marcovicci
Elizabeth Leary Elizabeth Leary   See fewer
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Karen Morris Karen Morris   See fewer
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Bert Remsen
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Carl Gabriel Yorke
Gordon Layton Gordon Layton   See fewer
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Lee Garlington
Mrs. Festinger Mrs. Festinger   See fewer
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Lorinne Vozoff
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Justin Mosley Spink
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Jahary Bennett
Michael Michael   See fewer
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Lillian Hightower Domio
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Troy W. Slaten
Edward Festinger Edward Festinger   See fewer
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Jessica Steinmiller
Katie Festinger Katie Festinger   See fewer
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Christopher Lawford
Vince Buccini Vince Buccini   See fewer
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Cliff Bemis
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Charles Dugan
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Marion Dugan
Mrs. Strick Mrs. Strick   See fewer
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Dorothy Lyman
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Robert Dunn
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Steven McCall
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6.5 / 10 | 3,586 votes