NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The SHOWTIME Original Picture For All Ages JACK, premieres on Sunday, June 20 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). JACK stars Anton Yelchin ("Hearts in Atlantis," "Along Came A Spider") in the title role, playing a 15-year-old boy who must come to terms with puberty, his parents' divorce and the revelation that his father is gay. Stockard Channing ("The West Wing," "Six Degrees of Separation") and Ron Silver ("The West Wing," "Reversal of Fortune") play his parents. The movie also stars Wendy Crewson ("The Sixth Day," "Air Force One"), Erich Anderson ("Unfaithful," "Without Limits") and features a cameo appearance by Brent Spiner ("Star Trek: Next Generation"). JACK is directed by Lee Rose, (SHOWTIME's Original Pictures A GIRL THING and WHAT GIRLS LEARN). Rose also earned praise for her work on the hit television movies "An Unexpected Family," "A Mother's Prayer" and "The Truth About Jane." JACK, based A.M. Homes' 1989 debut novel, is also Homes' first screenplay. Her book The Safety of Objects was adapted by director Rose Troche for a 2001 feature film starring Glenn Close and Dermot Mulroney. Homes' other books include Music for Torching and The End of Alice. The film is executive produced by Susan Rose ("Custody of the Heart" THE SHOWTIME Original Picture A COOLER CLIMATE and MR. & MRS. LOVING) and Bob Chmiel ("Custody of the Heart" and the SHOWTIME Original Pictures GIFT OF LOVE: THE DANIEL HUFFMAN STORY, By DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT and A COOLER CLIMATE). Emmy(R)-nominee Dan Paulson (SHOWTIME Original Pictures GIFT OF LOVE: THE DANIEL HUFFMAN STORY, A COOLER CLIMATE AND BY DAWN'S EARLY NIGHT) serves as producer. JACK is a Daniel L. Paulson/Susan Rose/Ellen M. Krass production. Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Viacom Inc., owns the premium television networks SHOWTIME(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) and FLIX(R), as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME(R) TOO(TM), SHOWTIME(R) SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME(R), SHOWTIME BEYOND(R), SHOWTIME NEXT(R), SHOWTIME WOMEN(R), SHOWTIME FAMILYZONE(R) and TMC xtra. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL HD(R), SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R) and THE MOVIE CHANNEL ON DEMAND(TM). SNI operates and manages the premium television network SUNDANCE CHANNEL(R), which is owned by SNI, Robert Redford and Universal Studios. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME(R) PPV. Additionally, the advertiser-supported television network SHOWTIME EXTREME(R) is available in Spain through a joint venture with Media Park and the advertiser-supported television network SHOWTIME is available in Turkey through a joint venture with UK-based Zone Vision. * Rating TVPG * Run Time: 1:44:03 * Additional Playdates: Saturday 6/26 at 1:45pm SYNOPSIS JACK (Yelchin) was already struggling with the usual adolescent demons, when he noticed something unsettling -- his parents' marriage was coming to an end. He could feel the tension that existed between his mom, Anne (Stockard Channing), and his dad, Paul (Ron Silver). When his dad moved out, Jack knew that his life was about to change forever. Since that fateful afternoon, both Anne and Paul have tried to make things easier for Jack. Anne has tried to be both mother and father. Her new boyfriend, Michael (Andrew Airlie), has done his bit as well. Paul overcompensates, and insists on taking Jack out for weekly dinners at expensive restaurants. Finally, Paul summons the courage to tell his son about his new relationship. He's fallen in love -- with a man. Jack is confused, revolted and panicked by the thought of his dad with his new boyfriend, Bob (Paul McGillion). Why, he wonders, can't he have a perfect, normal family like his best friend Max (Giacomo Baessato)? Max's mom, Elaine (Wendy Crewson), is perfect and while Max's dad, Steve (Erich Anderson), has a bit of a temper, at least he's still with the family. Jack slowly comes to terms with his new family, but things get worse before they get better. There are nasty rumors, anti-gay graffiti and, of course, the usual social difficulties that come with adolescence. But Jack soon finds out that he's not the only kid in school with a gay dad. He discovers that Maggie (Britt Irvin), the daughter of one of Paul's gay friends and a beauty that Jack has had a crush on for ages, is in a similar situation. Then, when things go terribly wrong on a camping trip with Max's family, Jack finally understands: there is no such thing as a perfect family and his own, flawed and broken though it may seem, is more caring and supportive and stronger than he knew. CAST AND PRODUCTION CREDITS Cast Anne STOCKARD CHANNING Paul RON SILVER Jack ANTON YELCHIN Vernon BRENT SPINER Michael ANDREW AIRLIE Steve Burka ERICH ANDERSON Elaine Burka WENDY CREWSON Max GIACOMO BAESSATO Maggie BRITT IRVIN Bob PAUL McGILLION Sammy RYAN DRESCHER John Rogers JANO FRANDSEN Jim KEVIN BLATCH Eddie Hayes JORDAN WELLER Coach BLU MANKUMA Aunt Mary GLYNIS DAVIES Uncle Morris FRED HENDERSON Stunt Coordinator ROB WILTON Production Credits Directed By LEE ROSE Screenplay By A.M. HOMES Based upon her Novel Executive Producers DAN PAULSON SUSAN ROSE BOB CHMIEL ELLEN M. KRASS Director of Photography JAN KIESSER, ASC Production Designer DOUGLAS HIGGINS Edited By PETER V. WHITE Line Producer ROSE LAM Music By VELTON RAY BUNCH Production Manager KIM STEER First Assistant Director SANDRA MAYO Second Assistant Director CINDY SMITH Canadian Casting Director CANDICE ELZINGA Costume Designer KAREN MATTHEWS Art Director SHANNON GROVER Set Decorator SAM HIGGINS Property Master BILL BURD Lead Set Dresser RICK PATTERSON Construction Coordinator PETER GRACE Make-up Artist ROSALINA DA SILVA Hair Stylist SUSAN BOYD Script Supervisor CRISTINA WEIGMANN Production Coordinator NANCY McKENZIE Gaffer DENNIS BROCK Key Grip RON MACLEAY Sound Mixer GORDON W. 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