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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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$60,328,558 (USA)
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In 1969, Frank gives Claire a set of Ginsu knives as a gift. Ginsu knives were first sold in 1978 under a different name, and the "Ginsu" name was coined in 1983. In addition, the DVD subtitles misspell it "Gensu." See more »

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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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Written by Dan Hartman
Performed by Dan Hartman and Denise Lopez
Produced by Dan Hartman
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Stick to "A Christmas Carol" from MGM 1938
17 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

BEWARE OF BOGUS REVIEWS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA. I AM VERY HONEST ABOUT THESE FILMS.

Another spin on the Charles Dickens tale this time set in the world of American Network Television.

By updating the story (To then present day New YorK) also stripped away the heart and since of innocence to the beloved novel.

In this version Bill Murray plays the Scrooge but here his name is Frank Cross a Network Television President.

Franks idea of Christmas programming is basically putting the Manson Family on Television if it will get ratings.

Of course he learns to take in the joy of the season by the end of the movie but the film makers themselves failed to infuse the story of heart. This film is a tad better than the HALLMARK Christmas MOVIES but that is because David Johansen steels every scene away from Bill Murray.

Please if you want to see a great Version of "A Christmas Carol" see the 1938 Version produced by MGM. It set the standard


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