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Jack Frost (1998)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  11 December 1998 (USA)
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A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.

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Sid Gronic
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Storyline

Jack Frost is a singer who's on the road most of the time so he can't spend a lot of time with his son Charlie, although they love each other very much. When Jack dies in a car accident, Charlie becomes a very sad young man, until... Jack returns as a snowman! Now they can do all the things they've missed when Jack was human, but what will people think when they see Charlie talking to a snowman and what will happen when the weather gets warmer? Written by Peter Huiskes <huiskes@westbrabant.net>

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Jack Frost is getting a second chance to be the world's coolest dad... if he doesn't melt first. See more »


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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,104,125 (USA) (11 December 1998)

Gross:

£1,635,399 (UK) (12 March 1999)
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Trivia

George Clooney was originally attached to the project but when he left to do Batman & Robin, ex-Batman Michael Keaton was re-cast into the lead role. This caused no end of trouble for the Jim Henson's Creature Shop because they had designed their snowman animatronic specifically to Clooney's facial features and acting style. See more »

Goofs

The tour sheet on the fridge shows the Denver concert as the 22nd. Next day (23rd) Charlie arrives home from school, and Jack is still traveling home. 24th is Charlie's hockey game, and that night Jack says to head to the cabin. The next day,25th, while packing, Jack gets a phone call to perform "Tomorrow", to which Gabby states is Christmas Day. See more »

Quotes

Jack: You know, sometimes it's good having a big butt.
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The film opens with the 75 Years Warner Bros. Pictures logo covered in snow on a snowy night background and pans down into the concert hall where the Jack Frost Band is playing. See more »

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A Wonderful Heartwarming Movie
25 October 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Jack Frost, is a great holiday flick to watch around the Christmas season Michael Keaton played the role of the main character pretty well it was amazingly good. This story is about a musician whose trying to make it big in the music business and provide a good life for his wife Gabby (Preston) & their son Charlie (Cross). However he has a tiny problem keeping promises and missing out on important events. Things take an unexpected turn when Jack dies in a car accident before Christmas, one year passes and Charlie still misses him very much. After building a snowman something mysterious happens the snowman comes to life with the spirit of his father in it. Now Jack has the chance to make up for lost time and bond more with his child before disappearing forever. My favorite scene is when Charlie & his mom see Jack's spirit for the last time before saying goodbye that made me cry a bit.

This movie is so wonderful and it has an important message it's never too late to spend more time with your family all in all it's a fantastic flick to watch with your family.


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