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Jingle All the Way (1996)

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A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Howard Langston
... Myron Larabee
... Ted Maltin
... Liz Langston
... Officer Hummell
... D.J.
... Jamie Langston
... Mall Santa (as James Belushi)
E.J. De la Pena ... Johnny (as E.J. de la Pena)
... First Lady
Justin Chapman ... Billy
... President
... Dementor
... Turbo Man
Jeff L. Deist ... T.V. Booster / Puppeteer (as Jeff Deist)
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Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, he tries hard to come up with a way to make it up to him, this is when his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is an action figure of his son's television hero, Turbo Man. Unfortunately for Howard, it is Christmas Eve, and every store is sold out of Turbo Man figures, now Howard must travel all over town and compete with everybody else including a mail man named Myron to find a Turbo Man action figure, and to make it to the Wintertainment parade which will feature Turbo Man. Written by John Wiggins

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Two Dads, One Toy, No Prisoners.

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for action violence, mild language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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22 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Could This Be Christmas?  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,112,267, 24 November 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,592,389, 31 December 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,832,389, 31 December 1997
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Trivia

In order for Howard and the mall Santa to enter the warehouse, the mall Santa has to use the password, "Jingle bells, Batman smells". Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared as himself in a photograph in Max Schrek's office in Batman Returns (1992), and he played Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin (1997). See more »

Goofs

The shoulder patches on Officer Hummel's coat say "Twin Cities Police Department." The Twin Cities do not have a consolidated police department. He is either an officer with Minneapolis or St. Paul. See more »

Quotes

Officer Hummel: As for you, Turbo Man...
[saluting]
Officer Hummel: we could use a man like you on the force.
Howard Langston: [in Turbo Man costume, saluting back] Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Oh, I'm sorry about the bike, and the coffee, and the bus, and... the bomb.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, there is a brief heartwarming family scene, that ends with a question from Liz. She asks Howard what he got her for Christmas. See more »


Soundtracks

The Christmas Song
Written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
Courtesy of Capitol Records
under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Brilliant Family Christmas Movie!
25 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a really funny family movie! There's plenty of funny, touching moments in it and it's very colourful, adventurous stuff. The basic storyline is that Howard Langston (Arnie) has forgotten his son's christmas present of a Turbo Man action figure, but the shops have all sold out! It's christmas eve and Howard has only 24 hours left! What Howard doesn't bargain for is the fact that psycho sad Mario (Sinbad) has got to get one for his son too! Throughout most of the movie there's basically Arnie and Sinbad nearly killing eachother to get their mitts on this Turbo Man doll and trying to beat eachother to it no matter what it takes! There's some very funny moments throughout the movie and some surprises too! Rent this lovely film out and sit back and get festive! Thumbs up!


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