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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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Bill Murray is back among the ghosts. Only this time, it's three against one. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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ACTOR_TRADEMARK(Bill Murray): [bark like a dog]: Murray says that another character will "bark like a dog." He also said this in Caddyshack (1980), and later said it again in Groundhog Day (1993) as well as in Ghostbusters (1984). See more »

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At the end of the movie, on set you see scenes with snow on people. During cut scenes, the snow comes and goes. See more »

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Santa Claus: It's Lee Majors! The Six Million Dollar Man!
Lee Majors: Santa, is there a back way outta this place?
Santa Claus: Of course there is Lee, but this is one Santa who's going out the front door.
Lee Majors: Look, it don't matter a hill of beans what happens to me but the world couldn't afford it if anything happened to you. Now stay put.
Santa Claus: Oh that's very nice of you, Lee. And Lee... You've been a real good boy this year!
Mrs. Claus: Yes you sure have!
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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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References Predator (1987) See more »

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Joy to the World
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Played during Scrooge TV spot
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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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