Jingle All The Way Extended Ed (Bilingual)
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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad star in this frivolous comedy about two fathers who are trying to locate and purchase the same hugely popular action toy on Christmas Eve. Schwarzenegger plays a busy father who makes lots of promises to his son that he can't keep, while Sinbad is a crazy postman just trying to make his boy happy. There are some truly comic moments in the film, such as the sight of Schwarzenegger being chased by a reindeer, and the obsequious efforts of a neighbor (Phil Hartman) to insinuate himself on Schwarzenegger's wife in the big man's continual absence. But for the most part, Jingle All the Way is a disposable, live-action cartoon. A DVD is available. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger plays Howard Langston, a workaholic father who's failing with his family. He is constantly breaking promises and missing family events, simply by being absent minded and overly concerned with his business. When he shows up far too late for his son Jamie's Karate presentation, he realizes he's got some major sucking up to do. Howard immediately offers to get his son anything he wants for Christmas as a quick fix. But little does Howard know that the toy Jamie wants, the official Turbo Man action figure, is the hottest toy of the season! No stores in town have one! And tomorrow is Christmas Eve!!!
Howard gets an early start in the morning, arriving at a toy store that hasn't opened yet and already has a large crowd outside. Here he meets his biggest competition, an unstable mailman named Myron (Sinbad). Myron is also an inexperienced shopper who's son has asked for a Turbo Man figure. Both men are shocked and angered when everyone in the store mocks them upon hearing what they are looking for, and this is where their heated rivalry begins. Howard and Myron bump into each other at location after location in their search for the evasive toy, and continue to physically abuse each other at nearly every encounter, and every bit of it is quite hilarious! And in addition to dealing with Myron's attacks while searching for Turbo Man, Howard has to keep tabs on his intrusive neighbor, Tim (Phil Hartman), who is continuously making plays for Howard's wife, Liz (Rita Wilson).Read more ›
The DVD is nothing special...just a Theatrical Trailer as the only bonus feature and it is shown in Widescreen (1.85:1).Read more ›
However, the major problems with this movie are the: ending, Sinbad's characters transformation from funny to dangerous, and Jake Lloyd. The ending is so incongrous with the rest of the movie, with it's big budget special effects and fight sequences, that the only explanation for it can be is that the producers decided to throw Arnold's action fans a bone just for watching him in the slapstick, family film that is the rest of the movie. Sinbad's character starts off as goofy and likeable, but ends the film as seriously deranged and scary. Last, and most certainly least, is the awful, awful Jake Lloyd. (I must admit that I do have a prejudice against him in that I believe that little Jakey should not have been allowed within a thousand miles of the "Phantom Menace" set, let alone be given the most important role. "Jingle All the Way" was made before the "Phantom Menace," and it really makes one wonder what in heaven's name did George Lucas see in this kid's acting?) Jake Lloyd doesn't have the talent to act in a toothpaste commercial let alone a major motion picture. He makes young Macauley Caulkin look like a master thespian in comparison. My theory why Jake got these movie roles- his parents aren't a pain in the neck like most other parents of child actors. That is the only explaination I can think of.
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saw this movie years go, & loved it,,so funny,bought it for my daughter ,as i already had a copy.play it every year for
This is a fun movie for all ages, it puts a smile on your face. keep on laughing ! !Published 24 months ago by Chris Harrison