Jingle All the Way
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1.) Instead of Howard going right after the woman in the car, he first sees another woman (Yeardley Smith) with a matching fur coat. He sees a TurboMan package in her bag and offers her money. She takes it and walks away. He takes it out and discovers that it is TurboMan's sidekick, Booster. He then runs after the woman in the car.
2.) In the following scene of Howard traveling to different toy stores looking for TurboMan, the 'Jingle all the Way' song is replaced by "The Christmas Song".
3.) A scene inside Howard's GMC when they're driving to Santa's warehouse where it shows Howard saying his "We've yet to see a sign of that supposed Turbo Man doll" sentence. The mall Santa doesn't sing his "Little Boy Who Santa Claus Forgot" song in the car.
4.) Additional dialogue in the warehouse, as well as the Mall Santa and all the other Santas singing a chorus of "Little Boy Who Santa Claus Forgot".
5.) The rock version of "Jingle all the way" plays as Howard fights the warehouse Santas
6.) An extra scene of Myron Larabee describing the Johnny 7 O.M.A gun to Howard.
7.) Additional dialogue between Howard and the cops at the warehouse.
8.) A scene with Howard riding home in a tow truck after his car had been stripped where he's rehearsing how he was going to explain what happened to him to his wife.
9.) An alternate ending: instead of the ending at the parade, the film fades back to Howard's house.Read more ›
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 whose 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! 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 ›
I think that the critics were too hard on this little movie... I urge you to see this movie and to have a laugh... After all, it was meant to be funny...
To summarize, Arnold Schwarzenegger is a workaholic and lousy husband/father. He serially misses important family events because of his work and after missing a karate match that was very important to his son, the two get in to a big fight. To resolve things, Arnold promises his son he will buy him a toy to make up for their terrible relationship. As it turns out, he told his wife he would buy this toy several weeks ago and forgot. When asked about it, he lies instead of telling the truth.
This is the foundation of the movie - a bad husband/father lies to his family. The toy he lies about is the key to a happy Christmas. Arnold goes on to tell more lies as he tries to conceal the truth and break the law. While he is away trying to find the sold-out toy, his neighbor tries to seduce his wife. The entire movie is a struggle over a toy that causes the man to literally lie to his family and steal from his neighbor, all for the sake of creating this notion of happiness on Christmas... am I the only one who has an issue with all of this?
Obviously, the movie tells the story in a much more morally sterile and exciting way, but this is essentially what happens. What message does this present about the meaning of Christmas? I'm not comfortable with it. It's not like its a bad movie, but I don't like the message it represents.
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This is a funny movie. It has quite a few bad words in it though, so we only watched it once. I will save it for when the kids are older.Published 7 days ago by wendy
I bought this as an entertaining video for my class. It had everyone's attention. The students loved it!Published 1 month ago by Maria McTaggart
My grandson is 18 and requested this movie because he watched it hundreds of times when a kid...it is really good.Published 2 months ago by SHEILA VERBRAKEN
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