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An American Christmas Carol (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Fantasy  -  16 December 1979 (USA)
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In an American town, an old bitter miser is given a ghostly chance at redemption on Christmas Eve.

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Benedict Slade
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Matt Reeves
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Helen Brewster
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In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose possessions Slade had seized to collect on unpaid loans. Assuming the roles of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future from Charles Dickens' classic story, the three apparitions force Slade to face the consequences of his skinflint ways, and he becomes a caring, generous, amiable man. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Mr. Brewster: When the day of quality ends in this country, we'll all be in great trouble indeed.
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Version of A Christmas Carol (1938) See more »

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Should be on the air
15 December 2002 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

When asked recently what my favourite version of A Christmas Carol was, I had to respond with this movie. Henry Winkler provides a character in this adaptation that is the most believable amongst other perennial favorites in the role of Scrooge (Mr. Slate in this case).

It has been a while since I have seen the film and I am disappointed not to find it on TV again this year. I could use the refreshing view this film provided to the tired Allister Sims or Gorge C. Scott versions.


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