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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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$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Was released about two years 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 know, sometimes it's good having a big butt.
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There is a statement in the closing credits: "No snowmen were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

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Features Frosty the Snowman (1969) See more »

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Sleigh Ride
Written by Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish
Performed by Spice Girls (as The Spice Girls)
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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A snowdad is better than no dad........
30 December 1998 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ok.. This movie seems to be getting a rash of negative reviews. 1).Bad special effects-this movie was NOT made to "show-off" special effects. I didn't go for the special effects 2).Lame story- why did you go to the movie in the first place when you knew it was about a deceased dad coming back as a snowman. I didn't go hoping for a realistic plot. 3) Bad acting- Did you actually expect to see an Oscar nominated performance from a talking snowman.

Lay off the negative aspects and enjoy the movie for what it is. I obviously had reservations about going to see this movie, but our 2 1/2 year old daughter wanted to go. She wanted to go to see Jack Frost, the snowman.

Hey, a movie of a real live snowman - Is this what it really is about? This movie has a story to tell. And that is what makes this movie a little more special. For those of you who overlook or can't see the meaning of the story, probably do the same with the 'magical' season it is intended to represent.

*** out of *****


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