A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

Director:

Brian Levant

Writer:

Randy Kornfield
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Howard Langston
Sinbad ... Myron Larabee
Phil Hartman ... Ted Maltin
Rita Wilson ... Liz Langston
Robert Conrad ... Officer Hummell
Martin Mull ... D.J.
Jake Lloyd ... Jamie Langston
Jim Belushi ... Mall Santa (as James Belushi)
E.J. De la Pena E.J. De la Pena ... Johnny (as E.J. de la Pena)
Laraine Newman ... First Lady
Justin Chapman ... Billy
Harvey Korman ... President
Richard Moll ... Dementor
Daniel Riordan ... Turbo Man
Jeff L. Deist Jeff L. Deist ... T.V. Booster / Puppeteer (as Jeff Deist)
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Storyline

Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company, is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, Jamie. After he misses his son's karate exposition, he tries hard to come up with a way to make it up to him. Jamie says he all he wants for Christmas is an action figure of television hero Turbo Man. Unfortunately for Howard, it is Christmas Eve, and every store is sold out of Turbo Man figures; now Howard must travel all over town and compete with everybody else including a mail man named Myron to find a Turbo Man action figure, and to make it to the Wintertainment Parade, which will feature Turbo Man. Written by John Wiggins

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two Dads, One Toy, No Prisoners.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence, mild language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film marked Arnold Schwarzenegger's fourth appearance as the lead in a comedy film, following Twins (1988), Kindergarten Cop (1990), and Junior (1994). See more »

Goofs

When Howard tears up the Turbo Man display in the toy store, there is a man leaving with a Big Bird in the background. The shot cuts away to another customer. When the shot goes back to Howard, the man in the background can be seen walking away from the point at which we last saw him, as if he paused while the camera was off Howard. Given the speed at which the man was traveling, he should have been farther along at that point. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Billy: Look, it's Turbo Man and Booster!
Dementor: Kill them both!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, there is a brief heartwarming family scene, that ends with a question from Liz. She asks Howard what he got her for Christmas. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema and video releases were cut by the UK censors to remove a 7 second sequence involving nunchucks. Following a review by the censors of the treatment of martial arts weaponary onscreen, this cut was restored when the film was classified for a UK DVD release in 2000. See more »


Soundtracks

Sleigh Ride
Written by Mitchell Parish and Leroy Anderson
Produced by Phil Ramone
Performed by Darlene Love with The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Brian Setzer appears courtesy of Interscope Records
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"Nobody Likes you Booster"
23 November 2007 | by Staymetal8390See all my reviews

This movie is so ridiculous, but so funny at the same time. I watch it every Christmas just to hear many of the Schwarzenegger phrases like: - Who told you you could eat my cookies? - Put the cookie down...NOW! - Nobody likes you Booster (maybe Sinbad's line) - I'm not a pervert... and the many times he says "Jamie", I hated that darn brat...what a spoiled kid Anakin was.

But this movie is funny how it shows that parents are crazy to get one toy for their spoiled little brat. Sinbad is hilarious, and I miss him in movies, and it has the good 'ol Phil Hartman.

Arnold faces an army of Santas, which is funny as well as his corny lines I watch this to hear. Although this isn't the best Christmas movie, it's still enjoyable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Could This Be Christmas? See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,112,267, 24 November 1996

Gross USA:

$60,592,389

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,832,389
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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