View Full Version : Atlantis' Paul McGillion in Showtime Original Movie

May 12th, 2004, 03:48 PM
Stargate Atlantis' Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett) guest stars in this movie:

From PR Newswire:


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SHOWTIME Original Pictures for All Ages Presents 'JACK' Based on A.M. Homes' 1989 Novel, Premiering June 20th at 8:00 p.m.

Starring Stockard Channing, Ron Silver, Anton Yelchin and Wendy Crewson

Screenplay by A.M. Homes, Directed by Lee Rose

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").

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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 includes:

Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett on Stargate Atlantis), Stockard Channing, Ron Silver, Anton Yelchin, Brent Spiner, Britt Irvin (Merrin in "Learning Curve"), Blu Mankuma (Sheriff Knox in "Nightwalkers") and Glynis Davies (Young Catherine in "1969" and Ambassador Noor in "Homecoming").


Here's the link for Showtime's site: