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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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Box Office

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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Trevor Rabin: This movie's Composer as the lead guitarist in the Jack Frost Band. See more »

Goofs

The tour sheet on the fridge shows the Denver concert as the 22nd. Next day (23rd) Charlie arrives home from school, and Jack is still traveling home. 24th is Charlie's hockey game, and that night Jack says to head to the cabin. The next day,25th, while packing, Jack gets a phone call to perform "Tomorrow", to which Gabby states is Christmas Day. See more »

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[Jack discovers he is a snowman]
Jack: [sees his genitals are gone] Oh, no!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are formed from snowflakes and blow away. See more »

Connections

Features Frosty the Snowman (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bell Rock
Written by Joe Beal (as Joe Beal) and Jim Boothe (as Jim Boothe)
Performed by Michael Sherwood's Tangle Town
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'Rocker' Keaton...
5 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

What I thought was essentially a kids' movie turned out to be a much more pleasurable experience. I know, I may be biased a bit towards anything MK-related, however even my best friend (who was with me at the time when we saw it) liked it a lot, even if we saw it closer to Summer rather than Christmas (it came out in Malta, Europe - where I was still living at the time - like some 6 months after it came out in the US!). Anyway, Michael Keaton yet again gives a great performance as a 'snow'man trying quite desperately to make up for lost time. Kelly Preston is good too as his wife and the kid is ok-ish (we've seen much better kid actors, in my opinion). It's only Mark Addy who seems like a fish out of water and looks like he's only in it either because he's a friend of the director or something! He just doesn't seem to gel! All in all, a very cute and neat movie, with good work from Keaton and a rocking good soundtrack, with tracks from the boys Hanson, among others, and Keaton himself raunchily singing a couple of tracks penned by someone from Yes. Great for a night in with the family.


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