Jingle All the Way

Jingle All the Way

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Director: Brian Levant

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman

     
 

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Brian Levant's yuletide comedy Jingle All the Way comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo, while Spanish and French soundtracks have also been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. English and Spanish…  See more details below

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Brian Levant's yuletide comedy Jingle All the Way comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo, while Spanish and French soundtracks have also been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. 20th Century Fox has done a fine, if less than superb job with this title.

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All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
A thoroughly enjoyable family comedy, this holiday film represents the high water mark of director Brian Levant's career, one marked by a specialization in light, intentionally fatuous comic fare. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays, as usual, a thinly veiled variation on himself, the "funny" version recognizable from Twins (1988), Kindergarten Cop (1990), and Junior (1994). The rest of the cast plays against the star's mountainous gravity, however, with delightful results; in particular, Phil Hartman has oodles of fun as an oily neighborhood lecher, mocking and lampooning his leading man's stoic demeanor and sheer physical size. As the film's mailman foil, stand-up comic Sinbad is not utilized very well by the script, which never seems quite sure if he's a villain or not. Performances and clear character motivations are beside the point, however, as the script does its job, delivering the gift of many memorably amusing moments. Among them: scenes in which the star is attacked by a rogue band of elves, another in which he's attacked by angry mothers at a mall, and yet another in which he shudders to imagine his son growing up to be a boozing postal worker. There's also some fun with a rented reindeer and Schwarzenegger in a superhero costume, which is probably where he belongs. It's certainly not witty enough for the stage, but Jingle All the Way is a fun seasonal treat that will probably be popping up on cable TV as a December programming staple, one in which weary parental shoppers will grimace and guffaw to recognize themselves.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/03/1998
UPC:
0086162090660
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
PG
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:25:00

Special Features

Closed captions; Cast biography; Movie trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Arnold Schwarzenegger Howard Langston
Sinbad Myron Larabee
Phil Hartman Ted Maltin
Rita Wilson Liz Langston
Robert Conrad Officer Hummell
Jim Belushi Santa Claus
Jake Lloyd Jamie Langston
Harvey Korman President
Laraine Newman First Lady
Brian Johnson Christmas Caroler
David Nash Christmas Caroler
Jane Plank Christmas Caroler
Martin Mull DJ

Technical Credits
Brian Levant Director
John H. Anderson Set Decoration/Design
Michael Barnathan Producer
Kent Beyda Editor
Chris Columbus Producer
Tony Epper Stunts
Thomas Fichter Art Director
Wilton Henderson Editor
Jay Hurley Costumes/Costume Designer
Victor J. Kemper Cinematographer
Randy Kornfield Screenwriter
Leslie McDonald Production Designer
Gregory L. McMurray Special Effects Supervisor
Glenn Neufeld Special Effects Supervisor
David Newman Score Composer
George Parra Asst. Director
Paula DuPre Pesman Associate Producer
Mark A. Radcliffe Producer
Judy Taylor Casting
Edward Tise Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Vane Executive Producer
Ronald R. Weiss Set Decoration/Design

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Jingle All the Way 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
funny very funny i love this movie i really do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie deserves six stars! It is perfect entertainment for kids and adults alike. I highly recommend it. Just don't wait until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is a great movie for the family. Arnold does a good job with this comedy. The movie is funny and will make everyone in the family laugh at least one part in the movie even if they are a Scrooge. If you want a fine comedy movie to watch for Christmas you really have to get this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago