High-Spirited high jinks on Christmas Eve put Frank Cross (Bill Murray) in the ghostly time warp of his hilarious take-off of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Cross, who has made the meteoric rise from the depths of the mailroom to TV network president, is mean, nasty, uncaring, unforgiving and has a sadistic sense of humor - perfect qualities for a modern-day Scrooge. Before the night is over, he'll be visited by a maniacal New York cab driver from the past, a present-day fairy who's into pratfalls and, finally, a ghoulish, seven-foot headless messenger from the future.

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Scrooged (1988)

PG-13

Comedy · 1h 41m · 11/23/1988

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The spirits will move you in odd and hysterical ways.

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High-Spirited high jinks on Christmas Eve put Frank Cross (Bill Murray) in the ghostly time warp of his hilarious take-off of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Cross, who has made the meteoric rise from the depths of the mailroom to TV network president, is mean, nasty, uncaring, unforgiving and has a sadistic sense of humor - perfect qualities for a modern-day Scrooge. Before the night is over, he'll be visited by a maniacal New York cab driver from the past, a present-day fairy who's into pratfalls and, finally, a ghoulish, seven-foot headless messenger from the future.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Paramount Pictures, Mirage Enterprises

Budget

$32,000,000

Revenue

$60,328,558
Cast
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Bill Murray

Frank Cross
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Karen Allen

Claire Phillips
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John Forsythe

Lew Hayward
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John Glover

Brice Cummings
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Bobcat Goldthwait

Eliot Loudermilk
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David Johansen

Ghost of Christmas Past
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Carol Kane

Ghost of Christmas Present
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Robert Mitchum

Preston Rhinelander
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Nicholas Phillips

Calvin Cooley
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Michael J. Pollard

Herman
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Alfre Woodard

Grace Cooley
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Mabel King

Gramma
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John Murray

James Cross
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Jamie Farr

Jacob Marley
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Robert Goulet

Robert Goulet
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Buddy Hackett

Scrooge
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John Houseman

John Houseman
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Lee Majors

Lee Majors
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Pat McCormick

Ghost of Christmas Present (TV)
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Brian Doyle-Murray

Earl Cross (as Brian Doyle Murray)
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Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou Retton
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Al 'Red Dog' Weber

Santa Claus
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Jean Speegle Howard

Mrs. Claus
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June Chandler

June Cleaver
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Michael Eidam

Wally Cleaver
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Mary Ellen Trainor

Ted
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Bruce Jarchow

Wayne
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Sanford Jensen

IBC Executive
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Jeff Joseph

IBC Executive (as Jeffrey Joseph)
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Dick Blasucci

IBC Executive
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Peter Bromilow

Archbishop
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Bill Marcus

IBC Guard
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Cal Gibson

IBC Guard
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Damon Hines

Steven Cooley
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Tamika McCollum

Shasta Cooley
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Koren McCollum

Randee Cooley
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Reina King

Lanell Cooley
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Paul Tuerpe

Stage Manager (as Paul Tuerpé)
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Lester Wilson

Choreographer
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Ron Strang

Art Director (as Ronald Strang)
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Kate McGregor-Stewart

Lady Censor
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Jack McGee

Carpenter
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Bill Hart

Carpenter
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Kathy Kinney

IBC Nurse
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Ralph Gervais

Mouse Wrangler
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Alvin Hammer

Foreman
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Tony Steedman

Headwaiter
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Lisa Mende

Doris Cross
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Ryan Todd

Frank as Child
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Rebeca Arthur

Tina
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Selma Archerd

Mrs. Claus at Party
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Jay Byron

Man #2 at Party
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Harvey Fisher

Party Guest
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C. Ransom Walrod

Party Animal
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James R. Miller

Security Guard at Party
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Jennie Lew Tugend

Foo-Ling at Party (as Jennie Lew-Tugend)
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Roy Brocksmith

Mike the Mailman
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Shawn Michaels

Stage Manager - 'Frisbee'
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Stella Hall

Lew Hayward's Secretary
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Sachi Parker

Belle
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Delores Hall

Hazel
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Anne Ramsey

Woman in Shelter
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Logan Ramsey

Man in Shelter
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Sydna Scott

Woman #2 in Shelter
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Wendie Malick

Wendie Cross
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Joel Murray

Guest
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Mitch Glazer

Guest
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Susan Isaacs

Guest
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Lauri Kempson

Guest
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Chaz Conner

Ghost of Christmas Future - TV (as Chaz Conner Jr.)
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Miro Polo

Mary Lou's Coach
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Ralph Bruneau

Nephew
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Maria Riva

Mrs. Rhinelander
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James Kindelon

Butler (as James E. Kindelon)
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Raphael Harris

Older Calvin
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Wayne A. Finkelman

Orderly (as Wayne Finkelman)
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Susan Barnes

Harpy
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Lynne Randall

Harpy
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Gilles Savard

Waiter
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Michael O'Donoghue

Priest
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Dick McGarvin

Announcer
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Tom Doak

Video Tape Director
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Sam Drummy

Cameraman on Crane
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Winfred Tennison

Marvin
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Steve Kahan

Technicians (as Stephen Kahan)
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Norman D. Wilson

TV Crew (as Norm Wilson)
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Henry Brown

Technicians (as Henry V. Brown)
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Jeanine Jackson

Technician
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Amy Hill

Technician
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Miles Davis

Street Musicians
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Larry Carlton

Street Musicians
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David Sanborn

Street Musicians
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Paul Shaffer

Street Musicians
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The Caroling Company

Carolers
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Solid Gold Dancers

Scroogettes
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Jim Hendricks

Commander USA (archive footage)
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Susan Lavelle

(as Susanne Lavelle) (unconfirmed)
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Peter Onorati

(unconfirmed)
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Audrey K. Baranishyn

Solid Gold Dancer (uncredited)
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Buck

Dog (uncredited)
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Leslie Cook

Scroogette (uncredited)
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Beau Dare

Man at restaurant (uncredited)
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Eileen Fairbanks

Mistletoe Girl / Dancer (uncredited)
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Sig Frohlich

Sig (uncredited)
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J. Mills Goodloe

IBC Technician (uncredited)
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Robert Hammond

Ghost of Christmas Future (uncredited)
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Jamilah Lucas

Scroogette (uncredited)
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Macarena

Scroogette (uncredited)
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Mitchell Roche

Street Urchin / Caroler (uncredited)
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Daniel Shiplacoff

Singer (uncredited)
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Adrian Tafoya

TV Holiday Special Crew Member (uncredited)
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Oliver Theess

The Drunk (uncredited)
Crew
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Richard Donner

Director
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Mitch Glazer

Writer
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Michael O'Donoghue

Writer
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Charles Dickens

Writer
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Disc Releases
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Scrooged

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

11/1/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

Scrooged

(4K Ultra HD, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

11/7/2023

$19.99 -$6.00 (23%)

Disc Title Front Cover

Scrooged

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

1/8/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

Scrooged

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

1/1/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

Scrooged

(DVD)

11/9/1999

Disc Title Front Cover

Scrooged

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Scrooged

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Scrooged

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

10/10/2017

Disc Title Front Cover

Scrooged

(Blu-ray)

11/1/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

Scrooged

(Blu-ray)

7/13/2021

Disc Title Front Cover

Scrooged

(DVD)

11/9/1999

Disc Title Front Cover

Scrooged

(Blu-ray, SteelBook)

11/5/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

Scrooged

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/9/1999

Disc Title Front Cover

Scrooged

(DVD)

10/10/2017

$8.93 -$1.06 (11%)

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