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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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Tuck Gronic (as Andy Lawrence)
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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?


Was released about two years after the identically titled Jack Frost (1997), a horror film featuring a mutant killer snowman. 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 »


Jack: My balls are freezin! I never thought I'd say THAT with a smile on my face.
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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 Frosty the Snowman (1969) See more »


Don't Lose Your Faith
Written by Trevor Rabin and Michael Keaton
Produced by Trevor Rabin
Performed by The Jack Frost Band featuring Michael Keaton
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CUTENESS! all the way
26 November 2001 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is a really cute movie and a great one to watch around the holidays with your family. It's not too cute though so that it becomes unlikable. It was interesting to see Michael Keaton in the Dad role (I've never him as anything besides Batman) and I think he made a really good Dad. I liked the way they dealt with death, it had a very real sense about it. Which is strange, because you have the Dad come back as a SNOWMAN (hah) but once you get over that (it does take a little while, don't give up) it becomes really nice. I like the ending - I guess I shouldn't give it away, but it was sweet without being corny. There is a really thin line between cuteness and overkill, but this movie is still on the cute side. (I gave it 9/10.)

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