Jack Frost

Jack Frost

Troy Miller (1997)

PG Certificate


In this charmless fantasy fable, a dead rock musician is resurrected as a snowman to watch over the son he neglected when he was alive. Unfortunately, Michael Keaton makes for a sinister looking Frost-dad and his casting requires an energetic leap of imagination, particularly in the snowboarding scenes. Everything else is pretty unbelievable, too, from the fake looking snow-creation (substandard work from Jim Henson's Creature Shop) to the inanity of Keaton's fatherly assistance. If it had been played as broad farce it might have worked. Sadly, the four scriptwriters decided to aim for the emotional resonance of Ghost, coating the whole movie in sickly icing.


A rock musician who realises he is spending too much time away from his family is killed in a car accident while travelling home for the festive season. The following year his spirit takes on the form of a snowman, made by his son, allowing them to spend one last Christmas together. Fantasy drama, starring Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross and Mark Addy.

Cast & Crew

Jack Frost Michael Keaton
Gabby Frost Kelly Preston
Charlie Frost Joseph Cross
Mac Mark Addy
Sid Gronic Henry Rollins
John Kaplan Dweezil Zappa
Director Troy Miller
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video
Drama Children's