Original Theatrical Poster

I will always hear you.

— Jack Frost's last line as a human

Jack Frost (working title: Frost) is a 1998 Christmas-themed movie, starring Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston, that was released in theaters on December 11, 1998, as part of Warner Bros.' year-long 75th Anniversary event.


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Jack Frost is a man who lives with his wife, Gabby, and son, Charlie. He runs a band and thus is forced to miss many events in his son's life, but promises to be home for Christmas Eve. His band is scheduled for an audition that day, but midway along the trip they change their minds to be with their respective families. Jack tries to race home to make it in time. However, on his way back, he dies in a car accident due to a faulty windshield wiper.

A year later, Jack's spirit returns as Charlie's (Joseph Cross) snowman, and decides to make up for all the times he missed with his son like doing things like sledding away from bullies, or teaching him the J-shot. In the end, Jack is forced to flee with his son to a cabin to stay cold, and thus alive. Gabby (Kelly Preston) arrives, and realizes that her husband has returned. Dawn and Christmas Day arrive, and Jack becomes human once more to say goodbye before returning to the afterlife.

A Year later, Charlie is playing hockey with friends (including Rory Buck, who has finally became friends with Charlie) as Gabby happily watches and Jack's old friend, Mac (now Charlie's stepfather), plays music on the piano.



Title(s) Performed by
The Jack Frost Band
featuring Michael Keaton
"Roll with the Changes" REO Speedwagon
"Everytime We Say Goodbye"
"Rock and Roll (Part 2)" Gary Glitter
"Can't Let Go" Lucinda Williams
"Leavin' Again" Steve Poltz
"Couldn't Stand the Weather" Stevie Ray Vaughn
"Landslide" Fleetwood Mac
"Free Ride" Edgar Winter Group
"Hey Now Now" Swirl 360
"Final Fire" from Backdraft (1991) Hans Zimmer (composer)
"Jingle Bell Rock"

Michael Sherwood's Tangle Town

"Hot in the City" Billy Idol
"Sleigh Ride" Spice Girls
"Slow Ride" Foghat
"Five Candles (You Were There)" Jars of Clay
"How" Lisa Loeb
"Father's Love]" Bob Carlisle
"Rock & Roll Hanukkah"
"Wait for You"* Fighting Gravity

* - Appears in the Mercury Records Soundtrack Album

Home video releases


Actor(s)/actress(es) Character(s)
Michael Keaton Jack Frost
Denise Cheshire
Bruce Lanoil
Jack Frost
(in-suit performers)
Kelly Preston Gabby Frost
Joseph Cross Charlie Frost
Mark Addy Mac MacArthur
Andy Lawrence Tuck Gronic
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
Dweezil Zappa John Kaplan
Steve Giannelli Referee
Jay Johnston TV weatherman
Jeff Cesario Radio announcer
Scott Thomson Dennis' dad
Googy Gress Spencer's dad
Scott Kraft Natalie's dad
Jimmy Michaels Devil's goalie
Ajai Sanders Interviewer
John Ennis Truck driver
Wayne Federman Policeman Dave
Pat Brown Scorekeeper
Mr. Chips (Dog) Chester
The Jack Frost Band
Trevor Rabin (composer) Lead guitar
Lili Haydn Violin
Louis Molino III Drummer
Scott Colomby Bass
Golden Henning
Nakia Hurried
Bank customers
Mike Butters Devil's coach
Carmi Greene Patron
Rich Knight Clubgoer
Jazzie Mahannah Featured
Rusty Nelson
Moon Unit Zappa
Jennifer Robertson Brooke
Uncredited (Archive Footage)
Stevie Ray Vaughan Himself "Couldn't Stand the Weather"
Bob & David Themselves Mr. Show with Bob and David

* - Nominated for the 1999 YoungStar Award for Best Actress


External links

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Warner Bros. Pictures Christmas in ConnecticutGremlinsLethal WeaponNational Lampoon's Christmas VacationBatman ReturnsJack FrostNational Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island AdventureThe Polar ExpressKiss Kiss Bang BangThe Year Without a Santa ClausFred Claus
New Line Cinema ElfThe Nativity StoryFour ChristmasesA Very Harold & Kumar 3D ChristmasThe Conjuring 2Shazam!
Blue Ribbon Content A Christmas Story 2A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish
Live-action television episodes
Friends and Joey "The One With Phoebe's Dad" • "The One Where Rachel Quits" • "The One With the Girl from Poughkeepsie" • "The One With the Inappropriate Sister" • "The One With the Routine" • "The One With the Holiday Armadillo" • "The One With the Creepy Holiday Card" • "The One With Christmas in Tulsa" • "Joey and the Plot Twist" • "Joey and the Christmas Party"
DC Comics "Season's Greedings" • "Home is Where the Hurt Is" • "Twas the Night Before Mxymas" • "Lexmas" • "Gemini" • "Year's End" • "Three Ghosts"
Other shows "A Semi-Merry Christmas" • "Mel, the Magi" • "Mel's Christmas Carol" • "'Tis the Season to Be Jealous" • "A Christmas Story" (Growing Pains) • "A Christmas Story" (Just the Ten of Us) • "Santa on the Lam" • "Miracle on Elm Street" • "The Christmas Show" • "Fa La La La Laagghh!" • "The Man Who Canceled Christmas" • "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" • "Deck the Malls" • "Christmas Day-Ja Vu" • "A Country Christmas" • "How the Finch Stole Christmas" • "Meet the Cuban Parents" • "Christmas Punch" • "A Clear and Presentless Danger" • "George Is Being Elfish and Christ-Misses His Family" • "Santa's Secret Stuff" • "A Very Supernatural Christmas" • "The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis" • "Christmas" (The Middle) • "It's Beginning to Stink a Lot Like Christmas" • "The Maternal Congruence" • "Jolly Red Elf" • "The World Ain't Over 'Till It's Over" • "The Santa Simulation" • "Give Santa a Tail-Hole" • "Home for Christmas" • "Jingle Bell Glock"
Animated productions
Looney Tunes and related shows The Shanty Where Santy Claus LivesBedtime for SnifflesGift WrappedBugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales • "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special" • "'Twas the Day Before Christmas" • "Jingle Boo" • "The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert" • "A Christmas Plotz" • "Little Drummer Warners" • "No Time for Christmas" • "A Pinky and the Brain Christmas" • "It Happened One Night Before Christmas" • "In Arms Way" • "The Twelve Days of Christmas" • Christmas Eve with Yakko, Wakko & Dot • "Noel" • "The Christmas Tree" • "The Banks of the Delaware River" • "Feather Christmas" • "Yule Be Sorry" • "Christmas in July" • Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas • "A Christmas Carol" • "Tis the Seasoning" • "Winter Blunderland" • "The Legend of Burrito Monday" • Bugs Bunny's 24-Carrot Holiday Special
DC Comics "Christmas With the Joker" • "Holiday Knights" • "Frozen Out" • "Comfort and Joy" • "Storybook Holiday" • "Invasion of the Secret Santas!" • "Second Christmas" • "The True Meaning of Christmas" • "Halloween v Christmas" • "Teen Titans Save Christmas" • "Beast Boy on a Shelf" • "Christmas Crusaders"
Hanna-Barbera co-productions "A Dickens of a Christmas" • A Scooby-Doo! Christmas • "Ho Ho Horrors" • Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker TaleScooby-Doo! Haunted HolidaysTom and Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers • "The Plight Before Christmas" • "Scary Christmas" • "Scroogey Doo" • "It's a Wacky Life" • "Dashing Thru the Snow" • "Signed, Sealed and Wacky"
Other cartoons "Yuletide and Redtide" • A Cool Like That Christmas • "Santa Mask" • The Polar Express • "The Match Before Xmas" • A Miser Brothers' Christmas • "Da Grinchy Code / Duck" • "FROST / Undercover Claus" • "Fantastic Four Christmases / Red and White Collar" • Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas • "Christmas in Oz" • "Top of the Naughty List" • "Mandora Saves Christmas"
Have Yourself a Looney Tunes ChristmasA Hip-Hopera ChristmasMerry Christmas: Animaniacs & Looney TunesThe Looney Tunes Kwazy ChristmasA Looney Tunes Sing-A-Long Christmas
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