A network TV president is perhaps the most cold-hearted man ever, but his holiday spirit is given a painful booster shot by three vengeful ghosts. In this darkly comic updating of Charles Dicken's Christmas classic "A Christmas Carol," Bill Murray portrays Frank Cross, an evil, crass, executive who caters to the lowest-of-the-lowest common denominators, firing people whenever he wants to and for the flimsiest of reasons. Therefore, to change his cruel and tasteless ways, Cross is taken on a trip through his past to his future, accompanied by ghosts David Johansen and Carol Kane, so that he can achieve redemption.
The spirits will move you in odd and hysterical ways.. In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.. Scrooged Wiki
This movie is great, and fun. I love this movie a lot. It is one of my all time favorite movies ever.
Classic Christmas movie, I wait for December every year so I can have this on repeat
Only Dickens could rescue such a vulgar adaptation of his timeless tale. Go elsewhere to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Don't ruin your day.
It’s funny, when this first came out I thought it was cute but didn’t really think about it too hard. Over the years, though, it has grown on me as my #1 fave Christmas movie! Hilarious and touching with a mega-happy ending. Worth seeing once a year!
This is a really weird movie, but I thoroughly enjoy it. Bill Murray is Frank Cross, a workaholic TV executive who is producing a version of "A Christmas Carol". But as the show is being taped, Frank will have some weird experiences similar to those of his show's protagonist. Love it or hate it, the result is one very different Christmas Carol.
Not a very good movie and it is just downright weird! I really am not a fan of this and it kinda makes me......FALL ASLEEP!!!!!!
A great movie for adults, I would not recommended it for young kids.
Bill Murray in his prime, this movie is a very cool, very fun remake of the classic. If you like Bill Murray, its a no-brainer to at least rent this. I bought a copy because I love it and its made it to my list of Christmas classics. Very funny lines, good charcters, the remake of the three ghosts that visit Scrooge are hillarious. This movie is great fun.
This is my all time favorite Christmas movie! Bill Murray is excellent in his portrayal as a self centered career minded man who experiences first hand the trials of Ebenezer Scrooge showing him how Christmas can be magical and that it's not too late for any of us to simply reflect on our lives and just be kind to our fellow man and true happiness comes from within. This is a fun movie from beginning to end and on my personal must see list every December.
What are people smoking that are rating this movie 4 stars and above? I would have paid another $3.99 rental fee to have my time back! Stupid story line and dumb dialogue made me turn this movie off after the first 30 minutes. The only redeeming value was the quality of the cast (too bad writers didn't give them a script worthy of their talents). There are much better holiday themed movies out there. Pass on this one; you will thank yourself for showing good judgement.
Its movies like this that mKe me love bill murray even more K.C.C.O
This movie came out in 1988, not 1999. Great movie though!
this is one of his best. During filming he wanted to re-do takes claiming he could be meaner!
This movie has become a tradition , it's great!!! Still makes me laugh !
Been watching it for years and it still makes me laugh. Probably one of the few Xmas movie I like.
I loved this movie growing up and it still makes me laugh. Bill Murray is great!!!