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Jingle All the Way (1996)

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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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Mall Santa (as James Belushi)
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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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$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

When Mall Santa is asked the password at the warehouse, he answers "Jingle bells! Batman smells!". This foreshadowed Arnold Schwarzenegger starring as Mr. Freeze in Batman and Robin (1997). See more »

Goofs

When Howard bumps into Officer Alexander Hummell at the parade, coffee falls on him. But when he gets up to chase Howard, he is completely dry. See more »

Quotes

[on the phone with Jamie after a grueling morning searching for a Turbo Man doll, Jamie quotes something from Turbo Man to him, and momentarily unaware that Jamie knows nothing about his situation, he finally loses it]
Howard: Enough with this Turbo Man! I have had it up to here with this Turbo Man! If there's anybody I don't want advice from right now, it's Turbo Man!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: Armageddon Comes to Quiznos (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Back Door Santa
Written by Clarence Carter and Marcus Daniel
Performed by Clarence Carter
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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2 lunatics vie for a toy at Christmas
8 May 1999 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

This film shows the insanity of Christmas. Two parents, who waited untill the last minute to buy a popular gift for their child, spend all of Christmas Eve trying to come up with the toy. They were vicious and violent with each other in their efforts to secure the piece of plastic junk for their little darling. This picture shows just how goofy people act at this time of year. Instead of preparing, most folks wait till it is too late; all in the name of Christmas spirit. Arnold portrayed a man who ignored his boy all year, and then tried to buy his love at Christmas with a pitiful little bauble. How true of real life. A funny movie on one hand, a tragedy on the other. Look and learn.


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