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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Frost
Tuck Gronic (as Andy Lawrence)
Benjamin Brock ...
Cameron Ferre ...
Snowplow Driver
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Sid Gronic


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 <>

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He's the world's coolest dad and he's gonna prove it. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 December 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frost  »

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Box Office


$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£1,635,399 (UK) (12 March 1999)

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2.35 : 1
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Moon Unit Zappa:  a schoolteacher early in the film who says, "No running, feet are for walking." Her brothers Dweezil and Ahmet are also in the film. See more »


When Jack and his son Charlie are riding the toboggan (to get away from the bullies), Jack breaks the toboggan into two halves and Jack and Charlie ride separate halves down the hill. When they reach the bottom, Charlie is on a real snowboard, not half of the toboggan. See more »


Jack: I just have to accept it. I accept I'm a snowman. Okay.
[screams loudly]
Jack: SID!
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Crazy Credits

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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