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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
Audience Member
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 <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 »

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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Did You Know?


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 »


Despite the fact that they advanced ahead 1 year, everybody looks exactly the same (hairstyles, etc.) See more »


Jack: You know, sometimes it's good having a big butt.
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Crazy Credits

No snowmen were harmed in the making of this film. See more »


References How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) See more »


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Written by Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Mason and Matt Odmark
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Extremely underrated
23 February 2000 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

I have been resenting this movie for the longest time. But I should have seen it before today...but I shouldn't trash what I haven't seen, right? Because it was a good movie. I happened to catch it on HBO Plus today...it kind of dragged on a little bit, but other than that...ok, I have to admit it, it was kind of touching. I think I saw one review trashing the special effects...come on, how low can you go? I think the people that hate this movie had to have seen a LITTLE bit of something that they liked...it's a family movie that appeals to kids and adults, and that's what I think it did. I will leave it as that. A great Christmas movie. 7.5/10

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