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Scrooged (1988)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  23 November 1988 (USA)
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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 »


Comedy | Drama | Fantasy


PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol  »

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$32,000,000 (estimated)


$60,328,558 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The trivia game played by Frank's brother is "what's the name of the boat on Gilligan's Island (1964)?" Director Richard Donner was one of the original directors on the show. See more »


When Grace is taking her son home, she can be seen exiting the 45th Rd-Courthouse Sq station in Queens. But when the Ghost of Christmas Present takes Frank to see Grace and her family, she says she's taking him to Harlem, which is in Manhattan. See more »


Frank Cross: I want to see her nipples.
Censor Lady: But this is a CHRISTMAS show.
Frank Cross: Well, I'm sure Charles Dickens would have wanted to see her nipples.
Carpenter: You can barely see them nipples.
Frank Cross: See? And these guys are REALLY looking.
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Dedicated with Love and Affection to Anne Ramsey Roger M. Rothstein Robert Scaife We miss you... See more »


Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »


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Far and away the funniest Christmas movie ever...
10 June 2002 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

Easy to forget about this movie because you'll only watch it once a year at best - that's if you own it. If not, try it again. I'm sure you'll agree this is actually one of Bill Murray's best performances! It's not a Christmas movie - it's a comedy. It belongs in everybody's collection.

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