Jingle All the Way (1996) Poster


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The story is based on the 1980s shopping frenzy over the Cabbage Patch dolls.
Chris Columbus' wanted Joe Pesci to play Myron, but he was deemed too short next to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In March 2001, a U.S. District Court jury in Birmingham, Michigan, ruled that 20th Century Fox stole the script idea, "Jingle All the Way", from Detroit High School biology teacher, Brian Webster. The studio was ordered to pay $19 million, later reduced to $1.5 million. Webster submitted the script, then named "Could This Be Christmas?", to the studio in 1994 and never received payment or credit despite the film making $183 million. Fox appealed and the verdict was reversed, since Webster's script was submitted after the studio had already purchased a treatment (summary/outline) of what would become the film's script. The court acknowledged that it is not difficult to believe that two writers can independently create a plot using similar inspiration/experience.
You can actually buy official Turbo Man action figures on Ebay.
The Wintertainment Parade was filmed at Universal Studios, Los Angeles, in the middle of May.
Turbo-Man's red suit is modeled after DC Comic superhero The Flash.
This is the second time Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Belushi starred together - the first time being in Red Heat (1988).
The Turbo Man TV show that Jamie watches at the beginning of the film, is a parody of the popular science fiction action adventure fantasy TV series "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers".
The Giant Santa in this film is of course WWE Superstar The Big Show.
Minneapolis does have a winter parade every year during the Christmas season. It's known as the Holidazzle parade, but it is held in the evening, not during the day as shown in the movie.
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).
When Howard is in Jamie's room apologizing, in the background on Jamie's wall is a picture of the Incredible Hulk. In the 70Arnold Schwarzenegger's friend and fellow body builder Lou Ferrigno starred in - The Incredible Hulk' (1973)_. They also starred together in Pumping Iron (1977) and have both played Hercules in separate movies.
This is one of two films that both feature Phil Hartman and Sinbad. The other is "Houseguest".
After Howard is caught breaking into the neighbor's house, Ted says "you can't bench press your way out of this one." This is a reference to Schwarzenegger's earlier years in which he was a professional bodybuilder.
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.
This film features two actors who have played a Batman villain: Arnold Swartzneggar (who played Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze in Batman and Robin (1997)) and Richard Moll (who played Harvey Dent/Two-Face in Batman: The Animated Series (1992)).
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At one point Myron says, "Jonny Quest" when referring to well-known characters on TV. Robert Patrick voiced one of the characters in the Jonny Quest (1986) TV series. Patrick played the T-1000 cyborg in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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.
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This is Schwarzenegger and Sinbad's First movie together.
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Tim Allen was considered for the role of Howard Langston
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Danny Woodburns first Christmas Movie.
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At 0:58:22 Arnold knocks a reindeer out by punching it in the face. In Conan the Barbarian (1982), Arnold punches a camel in the face for real.
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