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Writers:
Charles Dickens (story)
Jerome Coopersmith (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 December 1979 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Charles Dicken's Victorian London becomes America's great Depression in this exciting new film See more »
Plot:
In an American town, an old bitter miser is given a ghostly chance at redemption on Christmas Eve. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Should be on the air See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Henry Winkler ... Benedict Slade

Dorian Harewood ... Matt Reeves

Susan Hogan ... Helen Brewster
Cec Linder ... Auctioneer

R.H. Thomson ... Thatcher

David Wayne ... Merrivale

Michael Wincott ... Choir Leader
William Bermender ... Orphan

Brett Matthew Davidson ... Orphan

Christopher Crabb ... Tim
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Ballantyne ... Minister
Tammy Bourne ... Sarah Thatcher
Chris Cragg ... Jonathan Thatcher
James B. Douglas ... Sam Perkins
Arlene Duncan ... Jennie Reeves
Frank Gibbs ... Fire Chief
Linda Goranson ... Mrs. Doris Thatcher
Derrick Jones ... Harry Barnes
Sylvia Llewellyn ... Latham's Secretary
Jefferson Mappin ... Joe

Gerard Parkes ... Jessup
Mary Pirie ... Mrs. Brewster
Ken Pogue ... Jack Latham (as Kenneth Pogue)
Sammy Snyders ... Young Slade
Ruth Springford ... Mrs. Tidings
Justine Till ... Young Helen
Chris Wiggins ... Mr. Brewster
Alexander Galant ... Orphan (uncredited)
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Directed by
Eric Till 
 
Writing credits
Charles Dickens (story "A Christmas Carol")

Jerome Coopersmith (screenplay)

Produced by
Stanley Chase .... producer
Edgar J. Scherick .... executive producer
Jon Slan .... producer
Gary Smith .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Hagood Hardy 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Ciupka 
 
Film Editing by
Ron Wisman 
 
Production Design by
Jack McAdam 
 
Costume Design by
Julie Whitfield 
 
Makeup Department
Rick Baker .... special makeup consultant
Greg Cannom .... makeup creator: Henry Winkler
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David M. Robertson .... first assistant director
Rocco Gismondi .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Terry Burke .... sound editor
Douglas Ganton .... location sound recordist
Thomas Hidderley .... boom operator
Robin Leigh .... sound editor
John P. Megill .... boom operator
Bruce Nyznik .... sound editor
Tony Van den Akker .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tony van den Akker)
 
Special Effects by
Martin Malivoire .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Williamson .... still photographer
 

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98 min
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Quotes:
Benedict Slade:I know this place. I've never been here before. Why does it look so familiar?
Ghost of Christmas Present:A picture, maybe?
Benedict Slade:On my office wall. My... employee... over his desk...
Ghost of Christmas Present:Your former employee. Remember?
Benedict Slade:He deserved to be fired. Disagrees with everything I do. Conspires with others to pull money out of me. Who needs someone like that around?
Ghost of Christmas Present:There are three in here who do.
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Soundtrack:
Angels We Have Heard on HighSee more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Should be on the air, 15 December 2002
Author: mflunder from Ontario, Canada

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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