Scrooged

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Scrooged
In update on the Dickens classic, with Murray as a miserly TV network president who rejoins the human race following spectral visitations. The tone is set by a machine-gun assault on Santa's North Pole toy workshop and the timely arrival of the first of a series of guest star drop-ins. Miles Davis and David Sanborn busk in the wintry streets beside a needy musicians' sign, the usually elegant Forsythe turns up as a disintegrating ghoul, a golf ball embedded in his skull. Scrooged is not subtle stuff, and since Murray's comic persona is uniquely hands-off in terms of emotion, his final impassioned speech about the true meaning of Christmas is as embarrassing as Chaplin's at the end of The Great Dictator. Rowdy stuff for the light in head.

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Richard Donner
Screenwriter: Mitch Glazer, Michael O'Donoghue
Cast: John Murray
Bill Murray
Buddy Hackett
Karen Allen
Bobcat Goldthwait
John Glover
Robert Goulet
Carol Kane
Alfre Woodard
Robert Mitchum
John Forsythe
David Johansen
Lee Majors
Michael J Pollard
John Houseman

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Rosie T
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Another great Christmas film of the 80's that I love! Murray is brilliant in this modern (well of the 80's anyway) day film about Scrooge. 


Murray is a TV network president  who is, well, very much a Scrooge. He decides that the channel would film Scrooge live on Christmas Day much to everyone's disappointment. Anyway so as Scrooge goes he is visited by three spirits one of his past, present and future. It's a fun film of the story that we already know. I love it!