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I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  13 November 1998 (USA)
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A college student experiences difficulty in getting home for Christmas after being hazed by his friends. While struggling to get home in time for Christmas, he learns quite a bit about ... See full summary »

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Amzie Strickland ...
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A college student experiences difficulty in getting home for Christmas after being hazed by his friends. While struggling to get home in time for Christmas, he learns quite a bit about himself and the true meaning of the holiday. Written by Anonymous

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Somewhere between L.A. and N.Y. Jake found the meaning of Christmas. See more »

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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13 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eine wüste Bescherung  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,898,293 (USA) (13 November 1998)

Gross:

$12,213,678 (USA) (15 January 1999)
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Trivia

Jessica Biel (Allie) and Adam LaVorgna (Eddie) both starred in 7th Heaven, where their characters dated. See more »

Goofs

Jake's watch switches arms a few times in the opening scene in Allie's bedroom. See more »

Quotes

Nolan: I'm an elf!
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: I Won't Be Home for Christmas (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got Rolled
Written by James Edwards and Conall Fitzpatrick
Performed by Jimmy Ray and Jonathan Taylor Thomas (uncredited), Adam LaVorgna (uncredited)
Courtesy of Epic Records and Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Ill be home for Christmas
26 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i like this film because the whole IDEA of it was to make it home on time for Christmas in order for Jake to be given the Porsche. now I've seen some of the other comments given about this film...its JUST A MOVIE. i think who ever wrote it was just trying to make a point to their story and for people to understand that it didn't matter about the Porsche or getting home by six O'Clock. it just mattered that you got home and spent it with the family. thats what i think the writer and director was trying to show. this film is good for a holiday movie. i would suggest this to any family who spend holidays together and looking for a film thats funny and has humor in it.


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