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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 »
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 »
You know, sometimes it's good having a big butt.
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There is a statement in the closing credits: "No snowmen were harmed in the making of this film." See more »
Originally written 15 February 1999; account moved.
I thought it was OK, but I saw this film with three women, all of whom loved this film. That made me wonder why and ask questions. Well, it emphasized the importance of loving those around us and not being lost in pursuit of a dollar. It stressed that "real" people only get one shot a being someone's parent. It endorsed the old fashioned concept that a man and a woman could really love each other and be happy with that. Michael Keaton was appropriately warm and sensitive in the way many women wish their men really were (just a tinge of "bad boy" is more than enough). Kelly Preston was lovely and lovable in just the right way (made me envy John ...). The kids were all believable as, well, kids. All in all, not a bad way to spend a couple of hours. People who try to over-intellectualize these things are missing more than the point, they're probably missing out on just a bit of life as well.
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