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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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Bill Murray is back among the ghosts. Only this time, it's three against one. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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23 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol  »

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$32,000,000 (estimated)

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$60,328,558 (USA)
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The movie was cast with two veteran actors in small roles. They were Robert Mitchum and John Houseman. See more »

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At the end of the movie, on set you see scenes with snow on people. During cut scenes, the snow comes and goes. See more »

Quotes

[Frank is confronted by the ghost of his old boss]
Frank Cross: No, you are a hallucination brought on by alcohol... Russian vodka poisoned by Chernobyl!
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated with Love and Affection to Anne Ramsey Roger M. Rothstein Robert Scaife We miss you... See more »

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Version of A Christmas Carol (1981) See more »

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The Toy Parade (Leave It to Beaver Theme)
Written by David Kahn, Mort Greene and Melvyn Lenard
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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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