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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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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 the Ghost Of Christmas Present (Carol Kane) grabbed Bill Murray's lip she tore his lip so badly that filming was halted for several days. See more »

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When Eliot Loudermilk confronts Frank, he fires three shots from the double-barreled shotgun before reloading. See more »

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Lew Hayward: I don't mind you shooting at me, Frank, but take it easy on the Bacardi!
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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 Story of the Christmas Carol (1955) See more »

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Put a Little Love in Your Heart (Finale)
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A Re-discovered Christmas Gem
4 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having just caught this at the cinema on a special Christmas screening and for me the first time since its original release I have to say I was more than pleased and that the film is so much better than I remember it. What we have here was a modern (in the 1980's) telling of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' with Bill Murray playing Frank Cross the modern version of Ebenezer Scrooge. Here Frank Cross is a TV executive who now when you look back on it probably comes across even worse than he was played at thee time being the complete reflection of those money grabbing times. He is crass uncaring and completely self obsessed. Of course we then get the modern telling of a Christmas carol well Cross is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past present and future with some very amusing pay offs. A lot of the jokes obviously went straight over my head as a teenager I found very funny now and Murray is on superb form here matching his Ghost Busters performance. Even though this has the corny ending you know it has to have you can not help but enjoy the ending which is added by a track from the sublime Al Green. This will now be a staple of my Christmas viewing.


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