Arnold Schwarzenegger may be one of the biggest action stars of all times, but honestly it's his performance as the persistent dad, Howard Langston, that we will never be able to forget. The 1996 Christmas classic Jingle All The Way follows Howard as he tries to get the perfect gift for his son. What's the perfect gift you ask? Obviously it's a Turbo Man action figure!
Jingle All The Way was a pretty incredible movie, as long as you don't read into the reviews too much. Despite the reviews, it managed to make a huge amount of money at the box office and still gets played on TV every year. But how much do you really know about the movie you grew up watching?
1. Turbo Man was almost called Turbo Guy
It just doesn't sound as appealing does it? Turbo Man, the fictional hero made up for the movie was almost going to be called Turbo Guy. He also could have been The Turbo or Turbo Tom. They knew they wanted it to be Turbo, but they didn't know the rest. They apparently went through every option imaginable before finally realizing that Turbo Man was as good as it gets.
2. Martin Mull's scene took two weeks longer to film than it should have
The scene he was filming was supposed to only take one or two days, but he was forced to stay on set for two full weeks. The reason? His scene was supposed to take place on a rainy day and the sun just wouldn't stop shining.
3. The story was based on the frenzy surrounding Cabbage Patch dolls and Buzz Lightyear
The original screenplay was based on the craziness that surrounded those dolls and translated it into a script. It was eventually brought to Chris Columbus, director of Home Alone, who used his experiences trying to find a Buzz Lightyear toy for his son to add to the story and make it more believable.
4. Officer Hummell was originally written as a woman
The role played by Robert Conrad was supposed to be a woman, but producers apparently felt like it needed to be "someone who could pull up next to Arnold and tell him to pull over and he pulls over."
5. Sinbad was upset when he thought he wouldn't be able to audition
Sinbad was on the USO tour of Bosnia with Hilary Clinton and Sheryl Crow when the auditions took place for the role, so he couldn't be there. He was very upset that he missed his chance, but he found out that Chris Columbus had waited until he came back to have the auditions.