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).
Brian Levant - Director/"Beethoven"
George Fisher - Actor
Steve Van Wormer - Actor
Sinbad - African American Comedian
Jake Lloyd - Star
Jeff L. Deist
Alan Blumenfeld - American Supporting Actor
E.J. De La Pena
Bill Schoppert - Actor/"The Personals"
Phil Morris - Actor, ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE (2001)
Leslie McDonald - Production Designer
Mark Radcliffe - Producer
Chris Columbus - American screenwriter/director
Paul "The Giant" Wight
Phil Hartman - Actor, comedian, SNL
Philip Edward Hartman - Actor, comedian, SNL
Laraine Newman - Actress, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Bill Wilson - Star
Walter von Huene - Producer/Upm/Pretty Woman
Walter Von Huene - Producer/Upm/Pretty Woman
Ruth Afton Hjelmgren
Richard Moll - Bailiff Bull Shannon of TV's "Night Court"
Charles Moll - Bailiff Bull Shannon of TV's "Night Court"
Jay Hurley - Costume Designer
David Newman - Composer, SERENITY (2005)
Nada Despotovich - Supporting Actress/"Moonstrck"
Kate McGregor-Stewart - Actress
Robert Tee Clark
Martin Mull - Barth Gimble of TV's "Fernwood 2-Night"
Robert Conrad - American Actor, THE WILD WILD WEST TV Series
Conrad Robert Falk - American Actor, THE WILD WILD WEST TV Series
Sandra K. Horner
James Belushi - American Actor/Director, brother of John
Jim Belushi - American Actor/Director, brother of John
Claude Conrad - American Actor/Director, brother of John
John Rothman - Actor/"Stardust Memories"
VIFX - Special Effects company
Victor J. Kemper - Director of Photography, AUTHOR! AUTHOR! (1982)
Victor Kemper - Director of Photography, AUTHOR! AUTHOR! (1982)
Wilton Henderson - Editor/Jingle All The Way
Michael Barnathan - Producer
Harvey Korman - American actor, comedian, THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW (1970s)
Patrick Richwood - Actor
Ron Gene Browne
Curtis Armstrong - Actor/"Revenge Of Nerds"
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Actor/bodybuilder
Samuel B. Morris
Nick La Tour
Rita Wilson - Supporting actress and producer
Daniel Riordan - Actor
Kent Beyda - Editor
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?
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).
"...Schwarzenegger has developed a light comic delivery....Sinbad has good moments..." - 11/25/1996 Variety
"...The climax of the movie uses lots of special effects and swooping around....[The movie is] genial and has a lot of energy..." - 11/22/1996 Chicago Sun-Times, p.38