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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

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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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He's the world's coolest dad and he's gonna prove it. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,545,030, 28 February 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,760,009, 20 January 2000
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 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

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 »

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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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Written by Lisa Loeb
Performed by Lisa Loeb
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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A snowdad is better than no dad........
30 December 1998 | by slayer-3See all my reviews

Ok.. This movie seems to be getting a rash of negative reviews. 1).Bad special effects-this movie was NOT made to "show-off" special effects. I didn't go for the special effects 2).Lame story- why did you go to the movie in the first place when you knew it was about a deceased dad coming back as a snowman. I didn't go hoping for a realistic plot. 3) Bad acting- Did you actually expect to see an Oscar nominated performance from a talking snowman.

Lay off the negative aspects and enjoy the movie for what it is. I obviously had reservations about going to see this movie, but our 2 1/2 year old daughter wanted to go. She wanted to go to see Jack Frost, the snowman.

Hey, a movie of a real live snowman - Is this what it really is about? This movie has a story to tell. And that is what makes this movie a little more special. For those of you who overlook or can't see the meaning of the story, probably do the same with the 'magical' season it is intended to represent.

*** out of *****


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