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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 »

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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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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According to Wikipedia, "although the DVD had been available for some time, Paramount decided upon a special edition release titled the 'Yule Love It! Edition'. Announced for October 31, 2006, it was recalled for unknown reasons". See more »

Goofs

The promo for the Christmas Special shown at the beginning of the film contains events that haven't happened yet (sets shown that aren't built yet, etc). For example, the shot of Mary Lou Retton rehearsing her tumbling routine and saying "God bless us, every one" is repeated exactly later in the film. See more »

Quotes

Ghost of Christmas Present: You know I like the rough stuff, don't you, Frank?
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Crazy Credits

About a third of the way through the closing credits, Bill Murray appears with the word "Scrooged" across the screen in front of him. He looks down and brushes the front of his jacket a few times, with each brush a couple of the letters in the title chase off the screen as if he's brushing them off his jacket. 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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