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Jingle All the Way (1996)

A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas, however, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

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Storyline

Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, he tries hard to come up with a way to make it up to him, this is when his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is an action figure of his son's television hero, Turbo Man. Unfortunately for Howard, it is Christmas Eve, and every store is sold out of Turbo Man figures, now Howard must travel all over town and compete with everybody else including a mail man named Myron to find a Turbo Man action figure, and to make it to the Wintertainment parade which will feature Turbo Man. Written by John Wiggins

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Two Dads, One Toy, No Prisoners.

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for action violence, mild language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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22 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Could This Be Christmas?  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,112,267 (USA) (22 November 1996)

Gross:

$60,573,641 (USA) (21 February 1997)
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Trivia

A puppet was used for the close-up shot of the reindeer groaning when Howard punches it in the face, and again for the close-up shot of the reindeer burping when Howard gives it beer. See more »

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When Howard runs into Ted and the reindeer, the reindeer's antlers are still in velvet. Velvet is shed in August, at least four months before the Christmas Eve setting. See more »

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Ted: [when an attempt to flirt with Liz ends with her hitting him over the face with a jug of eggnog causing it to splatter him] Well... that didn't exactly go as well as I'd hoped.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, there is a brief heartwarming family scene, that ends with a question from Liz. She asks Howard what he got her for Christmas. See more »

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The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot
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Great fun
4 April 1999 | by (Maidenhead - UK) – See all my reviews

Everything about this movie is great. It has a great cast (With a wonderfully sleazy Phil Hartman). A great script with loads of laughter.

It's obviously created as a spoof for the Christmas buying crazes that go on in the world, where everybody must have that one very special toy.

It has the look and feel of a children's movie - but I'm not sure it is, or was ever designed to be.

Don't expect a Schwarzie action movie. It's more a live-action cartoon.

Jingle all the way is a movie I've seen a couple of times now - and I'll watch it again and again. Good fun. 8/10.


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