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Jack Frost (1998)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Frost
... Gabby Frost
... Charlie Frost
... Mac MacArthur
... Tuck Gronic (as Andy Lawrence)
... Spencer
... Dennis
... Natalie
Benjamin Brock ... Alexander
... Rory Buck
... Mitch
Cameron Ferre ... Pudge
... Snowplow Driver
... Audience Member
... Sid Gronic
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Storyline

Jack Frost is a singer who's on the road most of the time so he can't spend a lot of time with his son Charlie, although they love each other very much. When Jack dies in a car accident, Charlie becomes a very sad young man, until... Jack returns as a snowman! Now they can do all the things they've missed when Jack was human, but what will people think when they see Charlie talking to a snowman and what will happen when the weather gets warmer? Written by Peter Huiskes <huiskes@westbrabant.net>

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Jack Frost is getting a second chance to be the world's coolest dad... if he doesn't melt first. See more »


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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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Warner Bros.

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11 December 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frost  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,104,125, 13 December 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,545,030, 28 February 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,760,009, 20 January 2000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

George Clooney was originally attached to the project, but when he left to do Batman & Robin (1997), ex-Batman Michael Keaton was cast into the lead role. This caused no end of trouble for Jim Henson's Creature Shop, because they had designed their snowman animatronic specifically to Clooney's facial features and acting style. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie is building the snowman, he places a "The Jack Frost Band" button onto him and we see the red scarf. In the next shot, Charlie is putting the scarf onto the snowman. See more »

Quotes

Jack: You brought me back with the magic harmonica!
Charlie: What? I thought you made that up!
Jack: Believe me, so did I!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are formed from snowflakes and blow away. See more »

Connections

Features Frosty the Snowman (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Lose Your Faith
Written by Trevor Rabin and Michael Keaton
Produced by Trevor Rabin
Performed by The Jack Frost Band featuring Michael Keaton
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Excellent family movie.
2 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

My daughter and I saw this movie today, and I actually say that it could as well be rated G, and that the message has been very good, specially for those whom never stop for a moment to evaluate which is more important in life: family, or work and finances. In real life we know it would be impossible to happen, however the motivation in this picture might wake some people up to reality, and more home dedication. Very well done.


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