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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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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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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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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$60,573,641 (USA) (21 February 1997)
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When Howard, dressed up as Turbo Man, gives Jamie the limited edition Turbo Man doll at the parade, Jamie asks him how he knows his name and Howard replies by saying "You see, Jamie. I'm your father!" A nod to Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), where Darth Vader reveals to Luke Skywalker he is his father Anakin, by quoting "No! I am your father!". Jake Lloyd later went onto play young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). See more »

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When Arnold departs from his acerbic neighbor, apparently headed to downtown Minneapolis, the longshot that follows is St. Paul. Then there is a cut to Arnold running frantically through a crowd in downtown Minneapolis. See more »

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Howard Langston: [the second time on the phone, he still can't get Liz] Jamie, let me talk to your mother.
Jamie Langston: You can't.
Howard Langston: Why?
Jamie Langston: She's next door petting Ted.
[he means a reindeer that Ted got Johnny who just then named after him, and without clarifying it, Howard misunderstands it]
Howard Langston: [aggravated] She's what?
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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 »

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References Jonny Quest (1964) See more »

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Sleigh Ride
Written by Mitchell Parish and Leroy Anderson
Produced by Phil Ramone
Performed by Darlene Love with The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Brian Setzer appears courtesy of Interscope Records
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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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