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I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

A college student faces an impossible journey when he is left stranded in the desert, thousands of miles from home, with no money and only a few days left until Christmas.

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Cast

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Jake
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Allie
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Carolyn
Lauren Maltby ...
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Max
Lesley Boone ...
Marjorie
Amzie Strickland ...
Tom Tom Girl Mary
Natalie Barish ...
Tom Tom Girl Darlene
Mark de la Cruz ...
Esteban (as Mark De La Cruz)
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Tom Tom Girl Gloria
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Gabby
Celia Kushner ...
Tom Tom Girl Mama
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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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Release Date:

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

The scene where the little boy starts urinating on Jake's lap (seen in the trailer) is cut from the film. See more »

Goofs

When Nolan is talking with Jake in the van while driving he is holding a tomato in one hand and a hamburger in the other, but when he hands them over to Jake (to catch Allie and Eddie) he only hands over the hamburger, and the tomato is nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Jake Wilkinson: Say something romantic.
Officer Max: Huh.
Jake Wilkinson: say something apologetic.
Officer Max: Huh.
Jake Wilkinson: SAY SOMETHING ENGLISH.
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Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Jones
Written by Søren Rasted (as Soren Rasted), Claus Norreen, René Dif (as Rene Dif),
Johnny Mosegaard, Karsten Dahlgaard, Anders Øland (as Anders Oland)
Performed by Aqua and Jessica Biel (uncredited)
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Just relax and enjoy it a little...
16 July 1999 | by (Fairfield - California - USA) – See all my reviews

OK. You can't expect a new "Miracle on the 34th street" here. But I like the Christmas season and the movies that are carried on with it. But the most important for me: My 9 yo son laughed a lot.....


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