Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Jake Lloyd, James Belushi, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson
Directed by: Brian Levant
Synopsis: A father decides to dream the impossible; to get a Turbo Man action figure for his son just before Christmas.
Before he was a politician you may recall Arnie was probably the biggest box office draw in the nineties. Big box office draw usually equals CHRISTMAS movie sooner or later.
It’s the usual ‘busy father, neglected son’ storyline that we have seen in countless Christmas movies. Arnie must find a way to endear himself to his boy before Christmas, otherwise his life won’t be worth living. The best way to do that? Turbo Man. The problem? It’s the best selling Christmas toy and the shops are selling out fast! Cue hilarity…
This might be a film for those of a certain age, who remember Arnie films with a certain fondness. I can’t say I cared much for him at the time, but looking back there are some great comedies in his oeuvre, not just action flicks. This is another I remember entertaining me through the years, and despite what anyone thinks (5.2 on IMDb, ouch!) I think it’s a pretty decent yuletide film, maybe the recently returned Governor will treat us to an old age sequel, with his son now a parent?! Now, GET ME A TURBOMAN!