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Jack the Dog (2001)

Jack is a womanizer, but settles down with Faith. When the marriage falls apart due to Jack's desire for women, he gets shared custody of his son. Living with his son, slowly things in the mind of Jack are changing.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nestor Carbonell ... Jack the Dog
Barbara Williams ... Faith
Andrew J. Ferchland Andrew J. Ferchland ... Sam
Travis Fine ... Buddy
Barry Newman ... Simon
Micole Mercurio ... Rose
Peter Coyote ... Alfred Stieglitz
Thomas Gibson ... Faith's Attorney
Anthony LaPaglia ... Jack's Attorney
Jürgen Prochnow ... Klaus (as Juergen Prochnow)
Lauren Tom ... Angel
Elizabeth Barondes ... Hope
Carole Davis ... Rita X (as Carole Raphaelle Davis)
Navi Rawat ... Ruby
Grey Griffin ... Estella (as Grey DeLisle)
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Jack is a successful photographer who has always been a womanizer. But at one point in his life he wants to settle down. He marries Faith and together they have a son, Sam. But things aren't working out that well as the two, due to Jack's active working life, grow apart more and more. When Jack can't control himself anymore and starts an affair with Hope, the marriage is over. Faith moves to London to marry the wealthy Klaus and wants to take Sam with her. But Jack wants his son with him and both agree to shared custody. Jack desire for women doesn't vanish, but living together with his son slowly brings a change in him. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Sometimes you can teach an old dog..."new tricks"

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack, O Conquistador See more »

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2.35 : 1
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great show
11 June 2005 | by rothbobbySee all my reviews

This is one of those rare films that touch your funny-bone and your heart. It seems like a number of films (notably, 'About A Boy') have stolen from it, but that's probably the sincerest form of flattery. The acting is real and strong and the film-making is confident and innovative, though it's likely they had very little money as there are no dolly, crane, or steadicam shots. There are also an unbelievable number of attractive women in various stages of undress. Somehow this makes an interesting counterbalance to a show about divorce. The supporting players are all excellent. There are terrific cameos by Peter Coyote, Anthony Lapaglia, and Thomas Gibson. I very much liked the use of the black and white footage shot by the director, himself, in Paris. An added bonus for me was the soundtrack featuring two Bruce Springsteen songs which nicely compliment Pam Springsteen's black and white photographs. The original score by Christopher Franke is both stylish and moving.


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