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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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Mall Santa (as James Belushi)
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Johnny (as E.J. de la Pena)
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T.V. Booster / Puppeteer (as Jeff Deist)
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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) (24 November 1996)

Gross:

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

When Howard is in Jamie's room apologizing, in the background on Jamie's wall is a picture of the Incredible Hulk. In 1973, Arnold Schwarzenegger's friend and fellow body builder Lou Ferrigno starred in The Incredible Hulk (1978). They also starred together in Pumping Iron (1977) and have both played Hercules in separate movies. See more »

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On the trip to pick up a Turbo Man doll from the warehouse with the Mall Santa, the windows in Howard's GMC change several times from darkly tinted to completely transparent. See more »

Quotes

Officer: Maybe you shouldn't mess with that.
Officer Hummel: Relax, Sparky, I was with the bomb squad for 10 years.
[does various things to find out if it's really a bomb while Howard and Myron run out of the studio]
Officer Hummel: Gentlemen, we've been duped. This is nothing but a harmless Christmas package.
[he rips open the package]
Myron Larabee: [the bomb goes off, Howard hesitates with a look of shock, and even Myron looks shocked] That really was a bomb? This is a sick world we live in! Sick people!
Officer: How many years on the bomb squad?
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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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Featured in The Corporation (2003) See more »

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The Nutcracker - Russian Dance
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Lord help me, I like it
15 July 2005 | by (Paducah, KY) – See all my reviews

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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