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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.

Director:

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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Was released one year after the identically titled Jack Frost (1997), a horror film featuring a mutant killer snowman. See more »

Goofs

The tour sheet on the fridge shows the Denver concert as the 22nd. Next day (23rd) Charlie arrives home from school, and Jack is still traveling home. 24th is Charlie's hockey game, and that night Jack says to head to the cabin. The next day,25th, while packing, Jack gets a phone call to perform "Tomorrow", to which Gabby states is Christmas Day. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Jack: l will always hear you.
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Crazy Credits

Throughout the end credits, there are snowmen pencil animation. Once the end credits are finished, below the Warner Bros distribution logo, the snowman is giving a bow See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hack! (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Hot in the City
Written by Billy Idol
Performed by Billy Idol
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, a division of EMI
Under license from EMI Music Special Markets
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User Reviews

This is a warm film with a message
22 July 2003 | by bjonesSee all my reviews

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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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:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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