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Jack promises his wife Gabby that he will attend his son's hockey game, but misses it in favor of recording "Don't Lose Your Faith". To make up for it, Jack then promises to take his family on a Christmas trip to the mountains, but is called in on a gig that could make or break his career.
On his way there, Jack realizes his mistake and borrows his best friend and keyboardist Mac MacArthur's car to go home to his family. Unfortunately, Jack encounters a bad storm that, due to a faulty windshield wiper on Mac's car, he is unable to navigate through, and is killed in a crash. A year later, Charlie, depressed over his father's death, withdraws from all contact with his friends.
One night, Charlie makes another snowman that bears as much of a resemblance to Jack as he can remember and plays Jack's harmonica just before going to sleep. The harmonica turns out to be magical after all, as it resurrects Jack and his spirit awakens in the snowman. Thrilled to be alive again, Jack attempts to greet Charlie, but ends up terrifying him.
The next morning, Charlie discovers Jack in his yard and attempts to run away from him.
When Charlie winds up in the snowball battlefield, Jack pelts Rory and the other children with snowballs and escapes with Charlie on a sled. After losing them, Charlie realizes that the snowman is his father after Jack uses his nickname "Charlie boy". Jack reconnects with Charlie and teaches him the values that he never got to teach him when he was alive.
After some hockey lessons, Jack convinces Charlie to rejoin the team instead of continuing to grieve over his death, becoming their best player. In the meantime, Mac continues to be a friend of the family, while also becoming a father figure to Charlie at Gabby's suggestion.
As winter approaches its end, Jack begins melting and struggles to get to Charlie's hockey game.
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When he's not on the road or in a studio somewhere, he lives with his wife Gabby and their 11 year-old son Charlie in Colorado.
Jack breaks, a Promise to Charlie to watch him play in an ice-hockey match.
To make up for it, he promises the three of them will spend Christmas together in a cabin in the mountains, At the last minute Jack is invited to a music mogul's party with the lure of a big record deal. Half way there, he decides to go back to his family for Christmas after all, but is killed on the way in a car accident. A year later, Charlie is still grieving for his dad. After a new fall of snow he decides to build a snowman in the garden, something he and his father did each year.JACK FROST 1998 MOVIE
He dresses it in his father's old scarf and hat. That night, the snowman comes to life as jack. Charlie is at first horrified, then drawn to the snowman who saves him from the school bullies and becomes the father he never was before.
Desperate not to lose his father again, Charlie takes Jack up to the cabin in the mountains to cool him down, but jack realises he has to leave and says goodbye to Charlie and Gabby. Review From its opening rock version of 'Frosty the Snowman' onwards, Jack Frost makes the point that it is a children's film with an adult theme about loss and bereavement.
This old-fashioned rites-of passage story is knowingly overlaid with contemporary psychological references.
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When Jack returns as the snowman he even talks his way through the various 'stages' of mourning - denial, anger, grief - as he works out how he's been reincarnated.