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An American Christmas Carol -- In this unique retelling of Charles Dickens' beloved A Christmas Carol, Henry Winkler is Benedict Slade, a heartless finance company president in Depression era New England.
An American Christmas Carol -- Clip: He's Nice Now

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Director:
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 »
User Reviews:
A wonderful Christmas story See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Henry Winkler ... Benedict Slade

Dorian Harewood ... Matt Reeves

David Wayne ... Merrivale
Chris Wiggins ... Mr. Brewster
Cec Linder ... Auctioneer

R.H. Thomson ... Thatcher
Ken Pogue ... Jack Latham (as Kenneth Pogue)

Gerard Parkes ... Jessup

Susan Hogan ... Helen Brewster

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
Mary Pirie ... Mrs. Brewster
Sammy Snyders ... Young Slade
Ruth Springford ... Mrs. Tidings
Justine Till ... Young Helen
Alexander Galant ... Orphan (uncredited)

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
 
Production Management
Gerry Arbeid .... production manager
 
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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Miscellaneous: When the lights go out in the warehouse, Slade switches the circuit breaker several times and leaves in the off position. When power is restored later, the lights come back on even with the switch in the off position.See more »
Quotes:
Ghost of Christmas Present:If? That word can be found on dry river beds and trails overgrown by weeds. What's more important are the paths we follow now...See more »
Soundtrack:
We Three KingsSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful Christmas story, 23 December 2006
Author: munkmanor from United States

This movie was excellent as a modern reminder that the Dicken's Classic, "A Christmas Carol" is still alive and well in this modern era. A heart- felt movie reminding us the joy of Christmas needs to be with us the whole year round. The acting is superb and traditional in every sense! This movie reaches to all, provoking the conscientious of human dignity and respect for our fellow man. One can simply tell the actors really got into their roles, ensuring this would be a great Christmas Classic. Bravo for the making of the "An American Christmas Carol". I can only assume Mr. Winkler who stared in this role feels this is one of his best works, defining the role as Ebenezer Scrooge.

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