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Jack Frost (1998)

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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£223,005 (UK) (12 February 1999)

Gross:

£1,635,399 (UK) (12 March 1999)
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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

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

Quotes

Charlie: Hold on. This is really weird. I just hugged a snowman!
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No snowmen were harmed in the making of this film. See more »

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References Ghost (1990) 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 (New Zealand) – 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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