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I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

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

Jonathan Taylor Thomas's character Jake being unconscious in the desert mirrors what happens to Simba, the character he voices in The Lion King (1994), down to the vulture and vulture sounds. See more »

Goofs

When Jake is running from the van, the guard rail beside him seems to end, but in the next shot it appears to be continuous and unbroken. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: Hey jingle balls! Move your candycanes!
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Connections

Featured in God Grew Tired of Us (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

O Tannenbaum
(as "O Marjorie") (uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Ernst Anschütz
Performed by Sean O'Bryan
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A holiday movie worth watching on a cold, snowy day!!!
17 November 2000 | by rjbron21See all my reviews

I'll Be Home for Christmas is a holiday movie worth watching on a cold, snowy day. Jonathan Taylor Thomas plays "Jake", a college student in California, who's bribed by his father to come home, in New York, for Christmas. Jessica Biel plays "Allie", who is Jake's love interest in the movie. Jake drives, hitchhikes, flies, and finally rides his way back home in a one horse open sliegh. Along his journey home, Jake learns the true meaning of Christmas. In my opinion, I'll Be Home for Christmas is the best Christmas movie that I've seen in a long time.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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