Jack Frost

December 11th, 1998


Jack Frost

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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.

Release Year: 1998

Rating: 4.7/10 (10,345 voted)

Director: Troy Miller

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

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 - Alexander
Taylor Handley - Rory Buck
Joe Rokicki - Mitch
Cameron Ferre - Pudge
Ahmet Zappa - Snowplow Driver
Paul F. Tompkins - Audience Member
Henry Rollins - Sid Gronic

Taglines: Jack Frost is getting a second chance to be the world's coolest dad... if he doesn't melt first.


Official Website: Warner Bros. |

Release Date: 11 December 1998

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,104,125 (USA) (13 December 1998) (2152 Screens)

Gross: $34,545,030 (USA) (28 February 1999)

Technical Specs


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.

Continuity: Despite the fact that they advanced ahead 1 year, everybody looks exactly the same (hairstyles, etc.)

Rory Buck: A snowdad is better then no dad.

User Review

'Rocker' Keaton...

Rating: 10/10

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 we 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 family.


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