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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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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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Did You Know?


Was released about two years after the identically titled Jack Frost (1997), a horror film featuring a mutant killer snowman. 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: Whhhhrrrr. Pull your veichle over to the right.
[Rory is distracted and tumbles down the hill to the right]
Jack: Perfect.
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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 »


References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »


Couldn't Stand the Weather
Written by Stevie Ray Vaughan (as Stevie Ray Vaughn)
Performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan (as Stevie Ray Vaughn)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A great family film for Christmas time!
3 December 1999 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film definitely deserves higher marks, I don't know why anyone would give it a 1??? I was going to give it a 9, but decided on a 10 to bring up the percentage- help me out people! There is something for everyone in this movie, fun snow action for the kids, lessons on being a good friend and sticking up for others, lessons on being a good father, and a great soundtrack including some pretty good blues tunes! This movie also dealt with the death of a loved one in a very real way- not bad for a comedy/drama. I've always liked Michael Keaton and he doesn't disappoint me here.

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