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
When Howard is in Jamie's room apologizing, in the background on Jamie's wall is a picture of the Incredible Hulk. In the 70Arnold Schwarzenegger's friend and fellow body builder Lou Ferrigno starred in - The Incredible Hulk' (1973)_. They also starred together in Pumping Iron (1977) and have both played Hercules in separate movies. See more »
Balthazar's head in the fireplace disappears in subsequent shots. See more »
Chain Smoking Booster:
Finally! Where the hell have you been? Geez, I've been sweatin' like a dog in a Chinese restaurant waiting for your sorry ass to show up! Well, it's showtime!
[puts on his Booster mask]
I know you, you're Booster!
Chain Smoking Booster:
[behind his mask]
Yeah! And whoever do you think you are - Mary Poppins?
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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 »
First of all, let me say I am way easier on Christmas movies than I am general releases. I don't know why. Maybe its that its the time of the year, and all the tinsel dust gets settled into my brain until I am in a stupor...
But this movie is not that bad. If you just look at it as a lighthearted, fun with the family movie, then you will have fun. It does get real, real cheesy at times, but most of the movie is funny and entertaining. That's all you can ask for from a movie. The biggest drawback is Jake Lloyd. I have never liked him as a child actor. You could always tell he is acting, and he always sounds so damn whiney. Heck, behind Jar Jar, Jake Lloyd is the most annoying actor.
Other than that, it is fun. Hey, if it comes on TV, pop some pop corn, grab the kids, and tune in!
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