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. Steinmiller Jr.) Leary's conscience, and a quantity of alcohol, leads him to denounce a neo-fascist candidate on his children's TV program, and also to the kidnapping of youngest son Dylan (Miko Hughes) by a disturbed neo-Nazi supporter. Written by
David Holmes <[email protected]>
Laugh. Cry. Hold on tight.
Did You Know?
Danny De Vito was considered for the lead role in Kindergarten Cop, which also featured Miko Hughes. See more
At the end when Jack is playing the piano, Dylan comes downstairs and starts walking towards him. In the next shot, Dylan is back at the stairs again. See more
I thought I knew all about monsters. I used to watch them late at night on Dad's TV show. After we moved to Oakland, he stopped doing kid's shows, because he was different now. Everything was different. Now he was Al Gory, monster of ceremonies at Midnight Shriek.
Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Bingo
Gimme Some Lovin'
Written by Steve Winwood
(as Stevie Winwood), Muff Winwood
and Spencer Davis
Performed by Spencer Davis
Courtesy of EMI Records Group/EMI Records
by arrangement with CEMA Special Markets and Island Records Ltd. See more