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
The world premiere was held on November 16, 1996 at the Mall of America in Bloomington where parts of the film were shot. A day of events was held to celebrate the film's release and Arnold Schwarzenegger donated memorabilia from the film to the Mall's Planet Hollywood. See more »
At the beginning of the movie, Howard decides to get around the traffic jam to get to his son'so Karate class in time by driving on the shoulder of the highway. When he comes home after missing his son's Karate class, he tells his wife he got a speeding ticket. He would have been cited for driving on the shoulder, not speeding. See more »
[as Howard tries to break into the radio station; he calls the cops]
Yeah, I've got a mad man in my studio and...
[Howard breaks the glass door and charges inside]
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen!
See, I couldn't get through on the phone. Did I win?
[Howard hugs the DJ]
No, it's not that simple!
No! Wait, wait!
[Myron comes into the radio room]
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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 »
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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