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A Christmas Carol (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Fantasy  -  5 December 1999 (USA)
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An adaptation of the famous novel.

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Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840's London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge the error of his ways. Will Scrooge reform his ways in time to celebrate Christmas? Written by Mike Konczewski

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In Just One Night, He Has Seen His Past, His Present, And His Future... And They've All Come Back To Haunt Him.

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A Christmas Carol - Die Nacht vor Weihnachten  »

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Liz Smith played Mrs. Dilber in both the 1984 version of A Christmas Carol (1984) starring George C. Scott, and the 1999 version of A Christmas Carol (1999) starring Patrick Stewart. See more »

Goofs

When Scrooge is back visiting his apprenticeship Christmas party, a sideways view of the musician playing the large serpentine wind instrument shows a large black mouthpiece hovering in front of his mouth, whereas moments earlier, from the front, it was a real gray trumpet-like mouthpiece actually attached to the instrument. See more »

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[first lines]
Clergyman: A man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live and is full of misery. He cometh up and is cut down like a flower.
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Referenced in Charles Dickens & the Invention of Christmas (2007) See more »

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Good King Wenceslas
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English lyrics by John M. Neale
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Brilliant performance by Patrick Stuart
7 December 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Patrick Stuart is indisputably a great actor, complemented by an excellent cast of other fine actors. This is a warm, humanized, three-dimensional portrait of Ebenezer Scrooge as a whole man. We can believe that a neglected, hurt child could grow up to become a hesitant lover and finally an embittered miser. Stuart's portrayal of Scrooge's growing regret for his life's missed opportunities is wonderfully done, and the final redemption scene is more than satisfying. This is a delightful Christmas offering.


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