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A Christmas Carol (1999)

An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

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(as David Jones)

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(written for television by), (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge
... Bob Cratchit
... The Ghost of Christmas Past
... Mr. Albert Fezziwig
... Mrs. Cratchit
... The Ghost of Christmas Present
... Marley's Ghost
... Fred (Scrooge's nephew)
... Old Joe
... Mrs. Dilber
... Mrs. Riggs
... Young Scrooge
... Belle
... Mrs. Bennett
John Franklyn-Robbins ... Crump
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Storyline

In 1840s London, Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited businessman who receives his terrifying comeuppance. One Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghost of Jacob 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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Drama | Fantasy

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PG | See all certifications »

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5 December 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Christmas Carol - Die Nacht vor Weihnachten  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After Scrooge asks the Ghost of Christmas Present if Tiny Tim will live, the Ghost utters the words "Man,if man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered What the surplus is, and Where it is. Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die? It may be, that in the sight of Heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than millions like this poor man's child. Oh God! to hear the Insect on the leaf pronouncing on the too much life among his hungry brothers in the dust." Truly powerful writing from Dickens. Not many films use this passage from the 1843 book. See more »

Goofs

In the snow scenes outside Scrooge's old school, swifts are heard but these migratory birds arrive in May and leave in August. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Version of The Virtue of Rags (1912) See more »

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We've All Been Having a Go
Performed by Saskia Reeves, Tom Towndrow, Zoe Timmins, Tabitha Francis and Barnaby Francis
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The Best Version I've Ever Seen
5 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Patrick Stewart and the supporting cast were absolutely incredible. I just wish I could view this movie in a widescreen format. It was absolutely gorgeous to look at. The Ghost of Christmas Past was my favorite segment of the movie. It was enchanting. I give this movie a very high recommendation.


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