One of my favorite holiday films. A good retelling of A Christmas Carol. Murray is great!
over 3 years
A bit heavy-handed, and a tad uneven, but it's a good bit of fun.
over 4 years
Yeah, no. Too over the top and cheesy. Not horrible, but I didn't enjoy this one too much.
Didn't enjoy this too much. Speech at the end was a bit much.
almost 7 years
Completely brilliant retelling of A Christmas Carol thats still relevant today
Simply put, there aren't many Christmas movies better. Murray and cast are fantastic here.
This isn't the movie it could be. It's that's unfortunate, because it could've been great.
almost 9 years
Murray is a sub-par Venkman in this Christmas Carol remake that should be so much better
Scrooged is a 1988 American comedy film, a modernization of Charles Dickens' novella, A Christmas Carol. The film was produced and directed by Richard Donner, and the cinematography was by Michael Chapman. The screenplay was written by Mitch Glazer and Michael O'Donoghue. The original music score was composed by Danny Elfman.
The cast includes Bill Murray, Karen Allen, Bobcat Goldthwait, John Forsythe, Carol Kane, David Johansen, John Houseman, and Robert Mitchum. Murray's real-life brothers, Brian, John, and Joel also appear in the film.
The film was marketed with references to the film Ghostbusters which had been a great success four years earlier. In the USA, the tagline for Scrooged was, "Bill Murray is back among the ghosts, only this time, it's three against one."
Francis Xavier "Frank" Cross (Bill Murray) is a conceited, cynical television programming executive. He has found great success and wealth but only by becoming cold-hearted and cruel. In the opening scenes, he is seen...