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 television program, and also to the kidnapping of youngest son Dylan (Miko Hughes) by a disturbed neo-Nazi supporter.
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Did You Know?
Back in 1980, when Sherry Lansing took over as head of production at Twentieth Century Fox, this was going to star Jane Fonda. See more
The stuffed dog on the living room floor of Karen's house. 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
(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo
Written by Harry Warren
and Mack Gordon
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra See more