Variety - 11/25/1996
"...Schwarzenegger has developed a light comic delivery....Sinbad has good moments..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/22/1996
"...The climax of the movie uses lots of special effects and swooping around....[The movie is] genial and has a lot of energy..."
Arnold Schwartzenegger stars as Howard Langston, an overworked mattress salesman who has been neglecting his family of late; in an attempt to redeem himself, he promises his son whatever he wants for Christmas. Turns out that his heart's desire is a TurboMan doll, coveted by every other kid this year as well, and Howard quickly forgets about his promise until Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, all the stores are already sold out, and Howard embarks upon a wild goose chase throughout the streets of Minneapolis, encountering some wacky characters along the way. These include a postal worker of questionable sanity (Sinbad), a ticket-happy police officer (Robert Conrad), and a con-artist Santa Claus (James Belushi). As Howard's hunt drags on, his bachelor neighbor (Phil Hartman) starts to move in on his wife (Rita Wilson).
Uh Oh! It's Christmas Eve, and Howard Langston has just realized that he's forgotten to buy his son "Turbo Man," the hottest, coolest, action figure on the market. The problem is, the coveted toy has been sold out of stores for weeks! Howard's search for a Turbo Man sends him on a VERY frenzied odyssey throughout the city, filled with enough misadventures to drive even the most grounded parent insane. Furthermore, Howard's main competitor for the plaything is Myron, an obnoxious postal worker who gleefully antagonizes Howard every step of the way. Can Howard defy the odds and find a Turbo Man in time'
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Released theatrically in the USA November 22, 1996.
A 1492 Picture production.
Color by DeLuxe.
Additional cast: Jake Lloyd (Jamie Langston).
Additional credits: Jennifer Blum and James Mulay (co-producers).