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Monday, July 09, 2012

Midnight Shriek With "Jack The Bear"


From Anchor Bay Entertainment, comes a new re-issue of director Marshall Herskovitz' 1993 drama "Jack The Bear", written by Steven Zaillian based on the novel by author Dan McCall, starring Danny DeVito and Gary Sinise, with a very young Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Reese Witherspoon.


"...in 1972, 'Jack Leary' (Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.), his younger brother 'Dylan' (Miko Hughes) and father 'John' (DeVito) start over in Oakland, California, following the death of the boys' mother.


"John, who hosted a children's program back in Syracuse, now hosts the local late-night show 'Midnight Shriek', entertaining the audience during horror films as 'Al Gory'.


"One of the Learys' neighbors, 'Norman Strick' (Sinise) shows up at their home on Halloween, seeking donations for a racially-prejudiced candidate. John refuses, and shuts the door in Norman's face.

"Disturbed that Norman lives across the street, John gets drunk and his performance on his TV show mimics the racially-charged beliefs of his neighbor. The morning after John's performance, Jack finds Norman's dog, 'Cheyenne' dead on their front lawn..."

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