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
Both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jake Lloyd have played slaves and robots. Arnold Schwarzenegger played Conan in "Conan the Barbarian", in that film, Conan is enslaved as a boy and Schwarzenegger played The Terminator in "The Terminator" films, in those films The Terminator is a cyborg from the future and Jake Lloyd played Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace", in that film Anakin Skywalker is an enslaved boy who later becomes a Jedi and the evil robotic Sith Lord Darth Vader. See more »
At the beginning of the film when Howard makes an illegal turn to get out of the traffic jam, his driver's side car door is obviously missing, but in the
next shot, it is on the car. See more »
[on the day before Christmas Eve, after having failed to make it to his son's karate class, Howard has just gotten home, and got out of his car, and in kind of a guilty mood, starts heading towards his house]
[from Howard's roof]
Ted, what the hell are you doing on my roof?
What's Ted doing on your roof?
[we suddenly see him light up the whole house]
Ta-da! I had some extra lights in the garage, and since you didn't put up any yourself, I just thought "What the hey?" Why not spread ...
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After the end credits, there is a brief heartwarming family scene, that ends with a question from Liz. A very important one. See more »
This movie is so ridiculous, but so funny at the same time. I watch it every Christmas just to hear many of the Schwarzenegger phrases like: - Who told you you could eat my cookies? - Put the cookie down...NOW! - Nobody likes you Booster (maybe Sinbad's line) - I'm not a pervert... and the many times he says "Jamie", I hated that darn brat...what a spoiled kid Anakin was.
But this movie is funny how it shows that parents are crazy to get one toy for their spoiled little brat. Sinbad is hilarious, and I miss him in movies, and it has the good 'ol Phil Hartman.
Arnold faces an army of Santas, which is funny as well as his corny lines I watch this to hear. Although this isn't the best Christmas movie, it's still enjoyable.
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