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I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

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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

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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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Near the beginning, when Jake is at the door to Allie's (Jessica Biel's) dorm room, we see that her roommate is on the basketball team. On 7th Heaven (1996), Jessica Biel's character was on the Varsity Basketball Team for her high school all four years. See more »

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

Quotes

Eddie: Hey jingle balls! Move your candycanes!
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Let's Get It On
Written by Marvin Gaye and Ed Townsend
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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Mediocre
12 December 2004 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

This film is mediocre to the extreme.

It could, if you can overlook the glaring plot holes, be something good to watch on Christmas Eve if there is nothing else on and you have had a few drinks.

It's not the worst movie ever made, but it is clichéd, predictable and not very funny.

Three out of ten- and that might be a case of me being over generous because it's, as I write this, December 12th.

What is also frustrating is that there's a nucleus of a good idea in the script- albeit one that has been done before. If the script had been redrafted a few more times, and if some of the Disney schmaltz had been remove then the film might have landed, somewhere, on the better side of OK.

Jessica Biel isn't bad though.


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