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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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Troy Miller

Writers:

Mark Steven Johnson (story), Mark Steven Johnson (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Jack Frost
Kelly Preston ... Gabby Frost
Joseph Cross ... Charlie Frost
Mark Addy ... Mac MacArthur
Andrew Lawrence ... Tuck Gronic (as Andy Lawrence)
Eli Marienthal ... Spencer
Will Rothhaar ... Dennis
Mika Boorem ... Natalie
Benjamin Brock Benjamin Brock ... Alexander
Taylor Handley ... Rory Buck
Joe Rokicki ... Mitch
Cameron Ferre Cameron Ferre ... Pudge
Ahmet Zappa ... Snowplow Driver
Paul F. Tompkins ... Audience Member
Henry Rollins ... 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frost See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,104,125, 13 December 1998

Gross USA:

$34,562,556

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,562,556
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kurt Russell, Dennis Quaid and Kevin Costner were considered for the title role. See more »

Goofs

When Jack and his son Charlie are riding the toboggan (to get away from the bullies), Jack breaks the toboggan into two halves and Jack and Charlie ride separate halves down the hill. When they reach the bottom, Charlie is on a real snowboard, not half of the toboggan. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: But Dad...!
Jack: But Dad? Did you just call me Butt Dad? I ought to make you Butt Boy.
Charlie: But...
Jack: [climbs into a car] Bye Butt Family!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Continue?: Continue? Holiday Special 2013 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Merry Christmas Baby
Written by Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore
Performed by Hanson
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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very heart-warming
6 September 2004 | by michaelsibley416See all my reviews

I will never understand why so many viewers dislike "Jack Frost." It is a movie with heart warming and refreshing storyline. Michael Keaton stars as Jack Frost in this awesome movie about getting a second chance at being the world's greatest dad. Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross and Mark Addy co-star.

I first noticed Joseph Cross, Charlie Frost, in the 100th episode of "Touched By An Angel" and since then I knew he was a talented young actor. Cross once again teamed with Keaton in "Desperate Measures" another awesome movie overlooked by the viewing audience.

"Jack Frost" is the kind of movie that has heart-warming moments intertwined with comedic wit. Keaton and Cross seem to have a lot of fun making this movie together and it showed in their performances. Scenes like the one that had Jack Frost throwing snowballs at the school bully and his friends as well as the chase that followed made it all worthwhile to see because this is what makes movies so good.

Watching this movie, it reminded me of "Ghost" because of its sweeping and heartwarming storyline.

Chemistry is one of the elements I look for in a great movie. "Jack Frost" has this element and more. While an unusual but a brilliant pairing, Keaton and Preston bring chemistry to "Jack Frost," a movie that seems to be better than others I've seen before.

I think Michael Keaton is one of the best actors I've seen and his performance in "Jack Frost" is one of his best films to date so WATCH it.


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