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Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang Details


Based on noted Montreal author Mordecai Richler's classic children's adventure of the same name, the film is about a boy named Jacob (Max Morrow) who has to say everything twice to be heard, simply because he is the youngest of five children. Desperately needing to be taken seriously, he offers to go to the grocery store for his Dad, embarking on his first solo journey. The quest goes horribly wrong when he loses his nerve and runs off, only to bump into a ten-pound hanging salami. He wakes up to find himself in court charged with insulting a grown-up. The Singing Judge sentences Jacob to the children's prison on Slimer's Island. The fog-bound and crocodile infested prison is presided over by the fearsome Hooded Fang (Gary Busey). Help is supposed to be on its way in the form of the heroic Child Power Masters. When that is delayed, Jacob Two Two hatches a cunning plan to take on the Hooded Fang himself. Fraught with childhood fantasies and fears, the film encourages children to feel strong in the threatening world of adults. ~ Gönül Dönmez-Colin, Rovi

  • Release date:June 6, 1999


Awarded by
Genie Awards Joe Heslip Best Song 1999 Winner
Genie Awards Linda Muir Best Costume Design 1999 Nominee
Genie Awards Marty Beecroft Best Song 1999 Winner
Genie Awards Nick Dyer Best Original Score 1999 Nominee
Genie Awards Eric Cadesky Best Original Score 1999 Nominee
Genie Awards Glenn Coulson Best Song 1999 Winner


Gary Busey
as The Hooded Fang
Miranda Richardson
as Miss Fowl
as Justice Rough
Mark McKinney
as Mr.Fish
Max Morrow
as Jacob Two Two
Maury Chaykin
as Louis Loser
Maury Chaykin
as Mr. Cooper
Joe Dinicol
as Noah / O'Toole
Alison Pill
as Marfa / Shapiro


George Bloomfield
Greg Dummett
Gerald Packer
Glenn Coulson
Composer (Music Score)
Eric Cadesky
Composer (Music Score)
Marty Beecroft
Composer (Music Score)
Jono Grant
Composer (Music Score)
Nick Dyer
Composer (Music Score)
Joe Heslip
Composer (Music Score)
Ralph Brunjes
Sandra Kybartas
Production Designer
Christopher Figg
Executive Producer
Linda Muir
Costume Designer
Deirdre Bowen