Francis Xavier Cross is a cynical, mean spirited television executive, he treats his loyal assistant with contempt. He just sacked a member of staff on Christmas Eve for simply disagreeing with him, and he's alienated himself from his brother who still insists on inviting Frank to Christmas dinner despite him refusing to go every year. However, Frank is forced to learn the true meaning of Christmas when he's visited by three ghosts.Written by
In the television show within the movie, one of A Christmas Carol's selling points is that it will feature the Solid Gold Dancers as The Scroogettes. The movie would mark the small-screen dance group's final aired performance, as Solid Gold (1980) had been cancelled the previous July. See more »
John Houseman is credited as Sir John Houseman in the Scrooged promo. In fact, Houseman never received a knighthood. See more »
[looking around at dilapidated surroundings]
Well, this is nice. Where are we, Trump Tower?
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Following the September 11 attacks, the footage of an airplane blowing up in mid-air in reference to terrorism seen in Frank's violent "Scrooge" promo was edited out of television broadcasts. The entire violent promo is now edited out of television broadcasts. See more »
Well, Christmas is almost upon us again. So I'm going to comment on a view Festive films. Starting with Scrooged:
I personally enjoyed this film, but after reading other user's comments on here for the movie, I guess you either Love it or Hate it.
Why do people get so serious about a movie ? Its just a comedy that pokes a little fun at the Dickens classic.
They mention that Murray's character of Frank Cross was hateful, spiteful, nasty, horrible etc. etc. ... That was the whole idea!! (You wouldn't have had a movie if he wasn't those things). Scrooge in the novel was horrible, spiteful, nasty, etc. etc.
Scrooged is funny, but it does hit on a few serious notes also. Especially when Frank is visited by Carol Kane's Ghost of Christmas Present.
Scrooged is the type of movie that no-one will ever agree on. They have their opinions, and I have mine.
I love it. The bit at the end where Bill Murray finally realizes what Christmas is really all about, is quite moving as he talks directly to the viewers about it. Then when the cast break into song, Murray urges the Cinema audience to join in with them. The cinema we went to, did! It was a great atmosphere with the cinema singing along with the cast. And it was near Christmas too, which made it all that little bit more special :o)
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