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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

El regalo prometido  »

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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

In order for Howard (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and the mall Santa (James Belushi) to enter the warehouse, the mall Santa has to use the password "Jingle Bells; Batman Smells". Arnold Schwarzenegger would go on to play Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin a year later and appeared as himself in a photograph in Max Schrek's office in Batman Returns four years prior. See more »

Goofs

When Howard is breaking into Ted's house he uses a credit card to get in. The camera shows a close-up of the lock and door knob from the inside twice; both times we can see the door is not shut properly. See more »

Quotes

Howard Langston: [after punching the reindeer] You started it.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, there is a brief heartwarming family scene, that ends with a question from Liz. A very important one. See more »

Connections

Featured in Shameful Sequels: Bone Alone (2013) See more »

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Turbo Man Theme
Written by David Newman
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User Reviews

Brilliant Family Christmas Movie!
25 April 2001 | by (Liverpool, ENGLAND) – See all my reviews

This is a really funny family movie! There's plenty of funny, touching moments in it and it's very colourful, adventurous stuff. The basic storyline is that Howard Langston (Arnie) has forgotten his son's christmas present of a Turbo Man action figure, but the shops have all sold out! It's christmas eve and Howard has only 24 hours left! What Howard doesn't bargain for is the fact that psycho sad Mario (Sinbad) has got to get one for his son too! Throughout most of the movie there's basically Arnie and Sinbad nearly killing eachother to get their mitts on this Turbo Man doll and trying to beat eachother to it no matter what it takes! There's some very funny moments throughout the movie and some surprises too! Rent this lovely film out and sit back and get festive! Thumbs up!


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