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I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

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A college student faces an impossible journey when he is left stranded in the desert, thousands of miles from home, with no money and only a few days left until Christmas.

Director:

Arlene Sanford

Writers:

Tom Nursall (screenplay), Harris Goldberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Taylor Thomas ... Jake
Jessica Biel ... Allie
Adam LaVorgna ... Eddie
Gary Cole ... Jake's Dad
Eve Gordon ... Carolyn
Lauren Maltby Lauren Maltby ... Tracey
Andrew Lauer ... Nolan
Sean O'Bryan ... Max
Lesley Boone ... Marjorie
Amzie Strickland ... Tom Tom Girl Mary
Natalie Barish Natalie Barish ... Tom Tom Girl Darlene
Mark de la Cruz Mark de la Cruz ... Esteban (as Mark De La Cruz)
Kathleen Freeman ... Tom Tom Girl Gloria
Jack Kenny ... Gabby
Celia Kushner Celia Kushner ... Tom Tom Girl Mama
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Storyline

A college student experiences difficulty in getting home for Christmas after being hazed by his friends. While struggling to get home in time for Christmas, he learns quite a bit about himself and the true meaning of the holiday. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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This yule, be cool. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Although both Jake and Allie are college students, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Jessica Biel were both minors at the time of the film See more »

Goofs

The college is depicted as having lockers like a high school. Colleges do not have lockers. See more »

Quotes

Mayor Wilson: [catching Jake delivering the race money] Hey, when did Santa start using the mail box?
Jake Wilkinson: Oh, didn't you hear about the new work-exchange program? The postman should be coming down your chimney a little later.
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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Written by Charles Wesley, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, arranged by William Cummings
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This isn't a Jingle all the Way, but it'll do.
9 November 2000 | by ryanjwSee all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, this is a great movie... But it's not one you can watch over and over.. This movie isn't a Jingle all the Way :) But, if you're in the mood for a christmas movie, watch it, you'll like it. There are some funny parts, not too many serious parts, if any.. But there are some funny things in it.


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Official Sites:

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I'll Be Home for Christmas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,898,293, 15 November 1998

Gross USA:

$12,214,338

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,214,338
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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