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Jack Frost (1998)

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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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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11 December 1998 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,104,125, 13 December 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,545,030, 28 February 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,760,009, 20 January 2000
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Trivia

Was released one year after the identically titled Jack Frost (1997), a horror film featuring a mutant killer snowman. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jack: You brought me back with the magic harmonica!
Charlie: What? I thought you made that up!
Jack: Believe me, so did I!
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Crazy Credits

There is a statement in the closing credits: "No snowmen were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Ghost Rider (2014) See more »

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Five Candles (You Were There)
Written by Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Mason and Matt Odmark
Performed by Jars of Clay
Courtesy of Essential/Silvertone Records
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I admit it, I cried . . .
30 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Sorry everyone, but I liked this movie. I even cried at the end. My kids freaked when the snowman started to talk and move - one of them got scared by a guy in a teddy bear suit when she was about 3, and she hasn't got over it yet (2 yrs later). They had loved the start of the movie, with the snowball fight and building the first snowman, but as soon as the second snowman came to life we had to turn the video off.

I couldn't believe in Kelly Preston as the mother of an 11-yr-old boy, but in spite of that the casting was great. And Michael Keaton with blond hair is such a hunk . . .

Give it a go!


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