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.
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 4.7/10 (10,345 voted)
Stars: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross
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?
Writers: Mark Steven Johnson, Mark Steven Johnson
(as Andy Lawrence)
Paul F. Tompkins
Jack Frost is getting a second chance to be the world's coolest dad… if he doesn't melt first.
Warner Bros. |
Release Date: 11 December 1998
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $7,104,125
(13 December 1998)
(28 February 1999)
Did You Know?
George Clooney was originally attached to the project but when he left to do Batman & Robin, ex-Batman Michael Keaton was re-cast into the lead role. This caused no end of trouble for the Jim Henson's Creature Shop because they had designed their snowman animatronic specifically to Clooney's facial features and acting style.
Despite the fact that they advanced ahead 1 year, everybody looks exactly the same (hairstyles, etc.)
A snowdad is better then no dad.
What I thought was essentially a kids' movie turned out to be a much more
pleasurable experience. I know, I may be biased a bit towards anything
MK-related, however even my best friend (who was with me at the time when
saw it) liked it a lot, even if we saw it closer to Summer rather than
Christmas (it came out in Malta, Europe – where I was still living at the
time – like some 6 months after it came out in the US!). Anyway, Michael
Keaton yet again gives a great performance as a 'snow'man trying quite
desperately to make up for lost time. Kelly Preston is good too as his wife
and the kid is ok-ish (we've seen much better kid actors, in my opinion).
It's only Mark Addy who seems like a fish out of water and looks like he's
only in it either because he's a friend of the director or something! He
just doesn't seem to gel! All in all, a very cute and neat movie, with good
work from Keaton and a rocking good soundtrack, with tracks from the boys
Hanson, among others, and Keaton himself raunchily singing a couple of
tracks penned by someone from Yes. Great for a night in with the