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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 <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


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$34,545,030 (USA) (26 February 1999)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael Keaton co-wrote two of the songs on the soundtrack. See more »


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


Rory Buck: A snowdad is better then no dad.
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Crazy Credits

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


References Hard Copy (1989) See more »


Father's Love
Written by Bob Carlisle and Randy Thomas
Produced by Bob Carlisle
Performed by Bob Carlisle
Courtesy of Diadem Records
A division of Benson Records, Inc.
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very heart-warming
6 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I will never understand why so many viewers dislike "Jack Frost." It is a movie with heart warming and refreshing storyline. Michael Keaton stars as Jack Frost in this awesome movie about getting a second chance at being the world's greatest dad. Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross and Mark Addy co-star.

I first noticed Joseph Cross, Charlie Frost, in the 100th episode of "Touched By An Angel" and since then I knew he was a talented young actor. Cross once again teamed with Keaton in "Desperate Measures" another awesome movie overlooked by the viewing audience.

"Jack Frost" is the kind of movie that has heart-warming moments intertwined with comedic wit. Keaton and Cross seem to have a lot of fun making this movie together and it showed in their performances. Scenes like the one that had Jack Frost throwing snowballs at the school bully and his friends as well as the chase that followed made it all worthwhile to see because this is what makes movies so good.

Watching this movie, it reminded me of "Ghost" because of its sweeping and heartwarming storyline.

Chemistry is one of the elements I look for in a great movie. "Jack Frost" has this element and more. While an unusual but a brilliant pairing, Keaton and Preston bring chemistry to "Jack Frost," a movie that seems to be better than others I've seen before.

I think Michael Keaton is one of the best actors I've seen and his performance in "Jack Frost" is one of his best films to date so WATCH it.

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