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I'll Be Home for Christmas [DVD] [1998]

Release Date:10/08/2002
Former Home Improvement star Jonathan Taylor Thomas stars in the holiday comedy I'll Be Home For Christmas, which comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer. This is a decent release from Disney/Buena Vista that will be of interest primarily to those looking for family friendly yuletide entertainment.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (27 out of 29)

    Special Features

    • Theatrical trailer
    • French language track
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound
    • Widescreen (1.85:1)
    • Closed Captioned


    I'll Be Home for Christmas
    Teen heartthrob and Home Improvement star Jonathon Taylor-Thomas stars in this Disney Christmas film that is a teenaged variation on the Planes Trains and Automobiles theme. Jake has missed Christmas in New York with his family these past few years, so as an incentive, his father promises him a 1957 red Porsche if he makes it home by Christmas Eve. No sweat, until an unexpected twist blows up in poor Jake's face. It seems that the "cheat sheet" he supplied the college football team was incorrect, and the whole team is out to get him. For revenge, they leave him in the middle of the California desert in a Santa Claus suit (his hat and white beard are glued to his face) with no wallet, no cash, and no identification. To make matters worse, Eddie, one of the football players and Jake's arch-nemesis, is now hitting on Jake's girlfriend Allie. What's poor old Jake to do? Well, if you guessed hitchhike, freeload, con, fly, crawl, race and bully an array of colorful characters, you guessed correctly. ~ Chris Gore, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Jonathan Taylor Thomas
      Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Jake
    • Jessica Biel
      Jessica Biel - Allie
    • Adam LaVorgna
      Adam LaVorgna - Eddie
    • Gary Cole  [act]
      Gary Cole [act] - Jake's Dad
    • Eve Gordon
      Eve Gordon - Carolyn

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