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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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Director: Steve Barron
Stars: Martin Landau, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Geneviève Bujold
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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 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

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film's trailer shows a little boy urinating on Jake's lap. That scene was cut from the film. See more »

Goofs

Jake's watch switches arms a few times in the opening scene in Allie's bedroom. See more »

Quotes

Jake Wilkinson: [stuck in the desert, dressed as Santa, thanks to Eddie and his friends. Tries to pull off the beard] Ow! You glued it on, didn't you, you jerks!
[Tries to take off the hat]
Jake Wilkinson: The hat too?
[looks up in agony]
Jake Wilkinson: THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!
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Connections

Referenced in Suburban Times (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got Rolled
Written by James Edwards and Conall Fitzpatrick
Performed by Jimmy Ray and Jonathan Taylor Thomas (uncredited), Adam LaVorgna (uncredited)
Courtesy of Epic Records and Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I think it was great!
26 January 1999 | by Mich-11See all my reviews

This movie was one of the best ones Disney has ever done! It was a good plot and JTT came out as a hero once again. It's true that it wasn't a funny kind of thing like Home Improvement, but I think JTT did a wonderful job!


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