PG | | Comedy, Family
A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.
The story is based on the 1980s shopping frenzy over the Cabbage Patch dolls. However, it ended up perfectly mimicking the Tickle Me Elmo craze of Christmas 1996.
I work for the post office so you know I'm not stable! Tell 'em!
Howard Langston: This man is totally insane.
Myron Larabee: Thank you!
At the beginning of the movie, Howard decides to get around the traffic jam to get to Jamie's karate class in time by driving on the highway's shoulder. When he comes home after missing Jamie's karate class, he tells his wife he got a speeding ticket. He would have been cited for driving on the shoulder, not speeding.
After the end credits, there is a brief heartwarming family scene, that ends with a question from Liz. She asks Howard what he got her for Christmas.
$12,112,267 (USA) (24 November 1996)
$60,573,641 (USA) (21 February 1997)
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