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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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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?


Sam Raimi was once attached to the film as director and even wrote a draft of the script with his brother Ivan Raimi. See more »


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 »


Natalie: Go pick on someone as dumb as you!
Rory Buck: As dumb as me?
Natalie: I hope you know that school bullies make up 75% of our prison population.
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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 »


Features Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995) See more »


Good Lovin
Written by Arthur Resnick and Rudy Clark
Performed by Hanson
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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Excellent family movie.
2 January 1999 | by (Lowell, Ma USA) – See all my reviews

My daughter and I saw this movie today, and I actually say that it could as well be rated G, and that the message has been very good, specially for those whom never stop for a moment to evaluate which is more important in life: family, or work and finances. In real life we know it would be impossible to happen, however the motivation in this picture might wake some people up to reality, and more home dedication. Very well done.

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