5.4/10
7,603
53 user 36 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

I'll Be Home for Christmas (TV Movie 2016)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jackie Foster (Suvari), is a dynamic Assistant District Attorney and single mom. But when Jackie's estranged dad, Jack (Brolin), a gruff retired police officer, unexpectedly shows up at her door, they will be forced to confront old wounds.

Director: James Brolin
Stars: James Brolin, Mena Suvari, Giselle Eisenberg
Tom and Huck (1995)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two best friends witness a murder and embark on a series of adventures in order to prove the innocence of the man wrongly accused of the crime.

Director: Peter Hewitt
Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro, Charles Rocket
Jack Frost (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

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.

Director: Troy Miller
Stars: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Director: John Pasquin
Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.

Director: Michael Lembeck
Stars: Tim Allen, Spencer Breslin, Elizabeth Mitchell
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute.

Director: Joe Roth
Stars: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A young boy refuses to accept his mother's new boyfriend, a lawyer, despite the man's attempts to win his respect, while disgruntled relatives of a criminal he prosecuted seek revenge.

Director: James Orr
Stars: Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett, Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A brother and sister attempt to bring their divorced parents back together for Christmas.

Director: Robert Lieberman
Stars: Harley Jane Kozak, Jamey Sheridan, Ethan Embry
Wild America (1997)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three brothers who are obsessed with animals are given permission from their parents to travel around America with a camera documenting wildlife.

Director: William Dear
Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa, Scott Bairstow
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.

Director: John Whitesell
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito, Kristin Chenoweth
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Carolyn
Lauren Maltby ...
...
...
Max
...
Marjorie
Amzie Strickland ...
Tom Tom Girl Mary
Natalie Barish ...
Tom Tom Girl Darlene
Mark de la Cruz ...
Esteban (as Mark De La Cruz)
...
Tom Tom Girl Gloria
...
Gabby
Celia Kushner ...
Tom Tom Girl Mama
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

This yule, be cool. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

13 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eine w├╝ste Bescherung  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,898,293, 15 November 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,213,678, 17 January 1999
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Johnathan Taylor Thomas previously starred in Disney's Man of the House (1995). In both films, he helps a bullied kid out of a school locker. See more »

Goofs

When Jake is running from the van, the guard rail beside him seems to end, but in the next shot it appears to be continuous and unbroken. See more »

Quotes

Allie: You know what I've always wondered?
Eddie: What?
Allie: Out of all the planets in the universe, how is it that this is the only one that's spawned intelligent life?
Eddie: Yeah. You know what I always wonder about?
Allie: What's that?
Eddie: How come more breakfast joints don't serve your food right in the skillet like Denny's? I mean, think about it. They give you your meat, your eggs, your spuds right in the pan. Man, that rocks! Or like when a homeless guy comes up to you and he says he's the Messiah. And then he asks you for...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Suburban Times (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
Written by Veit Renn, Vincent Degiorgio, Justin Timberlake, J.C. Chasez (as Joshua Chasez)
Performed by *NSYNC (as 'N Sync)
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ill be home for Christmas
26 September 2007 | by 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.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 53 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

"This Is Us" Star Chris Sullivan and TV to See in 2018

"This Is Us" star Chris Sullivan gets emotional about Season 2. Plus, "The IMDb Show" looks at the most highly-anticipated TV shows of 2018 and talks to Lena Waithe about "The Chi."

Watch the show