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Scrooged (1988)

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A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

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Frank Cross runs a US TV station which is planning a live adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Frank's childhood wasn't a particularly pleasant one, and so he doesn't really appreciate the Christmas spirit. With the help of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Frank realises he must change. Written by Rob Hartill

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The spirits will move you in odd and hysterical ways. See more »

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23 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Scrooge: A Christmas Carol  »

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$32,000,000 (estimated)

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$60,328,558 (USA)
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When Claire turns in the bathtub in 1969, you can see that she is wearing a body stocking. See more »

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Ghost of Christmas Past: Let's face it, Frank. Garden slugs got more out of life than you.
Frank Cross: Yeah? Name one!
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Dedicated with Love and Affection to Anne Ramsey Roger M. Rothstein Robert Scaife We miss you... See more »

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Version of Mr. Scrooge (1964) See more »

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Get Up 'n' Dance
Written by L. Mallison, Kool Moe Dee (as M. Dewese), R. Isaacs
Performed by Kool Moe Dee
Produced by LaVaba, Kool Moe Dee (as M. Dewese) and Radcliff
Courtesy of Jive Records
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THE perfect modern Christmas movie
23 December 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I'm amazed by all the negative and mean-spirited comments for this movie. "Scrooged" is a cinematic gem, one of the most outstanding films of the '80s or any time for that matter. Bill Murray is at his comedic best, and he is entirely convincing as a bitter network exec who has lost sight of the important things in his life, like family and friends. You know the Dickens story, but Richard Donner's film version breathes life into the story and gives it extra meaning for modern audiences. Supporting actors all do wonders with their roles, from Robert Mitchum to Carol Kane to Michael J. Pollard. This film will make you laugh, and will certainly bring a little warmth into your Christmas season.

For those who sight this film as mean-spirited or dark, they surely must be missing something. This film is funny, charming, and sweet. Frightening and warm at the same time, "Scrooged" is a modern masterpiece that has been unjustly overlooked and unappreciated. While there are other enjoyable Christmas films of the '80s ("A Christmas Story" and "Christmas Vacation" seem to get more than enough praise), none can hold a light towards "Scrooged", an excellent Christmas movie for modern audiences.


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