Byr Richard Donner

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 1988-11-23
  • Rate: PG-13
  • Lenght: 1h 41min
  • Director: Richard Donner
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
From 1,096 Certification


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.



  • Scrooged Has Aged Badly

    By Vid Hardt
    I had fond memories of Scrooged, and indeed the first few reels have pep, edge, and sharp comic performances from masterful comic performers. But though it features a Trump Tower reference, its satire was not prescient. After diagnosing the world's ills quite as Charles Dickens might have rendered 1988 New York, its conclusion isn't finding humanity, but a sociopath having a nervous breakdown on live national television spouting Christmasy sentiments, while all the characters who tugged our him do that; Excruciating to watch, with nothing to redeem in the diminuendo following. If you're a Bobcat Goldthwaite, Alfre Woodard, Karen Allen, Bill Murray, or A Christmas Carol completist, by all means watch this and be entertained for about an hour, but when it gets sketchy and you start wondering if there's any reason to sit through any more of it: bail! And remember Alastair Sim, Mr. Magoo, Michael Caine and the Muppets, or any other version's ending, instead of the crap this garbage will drag you through.
  • Not as good as I remembered

    By scurley1
    As a kid from the 80’s, I loved this movie! I watched it countless times and was super excited to watch it recently. I was thoroughly disappointed with this movie when I actually sat down to watch it. The cast is great and Bill Murray is a phenomenal actor, however, the plot just fell through for me. It seemed to start off slow and never really gained momentum. There are some good scenes, however nothing memorable. It was nice to sit down and be nostalgic, but I most likely won’t watch it again.
  • I love this movie and I'm picky AF!

    By jae_pie
    I've seen this movie when I was a little girl. It has smart comedy, great writing and the quality of film makes it a timeless classic. It's still good!!!! Well done!! The best winter solstice movie EVER!!!
  • WWF Movie Cover...

    By WantCandyPant5!
    I’ve always hated this movie cover....Bill looks like Brutus the Barber Beefcake! Other than that, great flick👍🏼
  • Terrible movie

    By Pushba
    There’s nothing realistic about this movie. It’s a fantasy movie that kids fantasize about, but it will never happen in real life. I’d rather be stuck in traffic or a layover in the airport then to watch this movie again.
  • Bill Murray, enough said...

    By Kellyb166839
    My absolute favorite Christmas movie. I didn’t really appreciate it as much until I got older. Especially since they don’t make any movies as good as this anymore. There simply aren’t enough words in the English language to express just how amazing this movie is!!
  • Another movie that was better on TV

    By nr79tx
    I saw this movie as a kid on TV, so it was censored heavily. I didn't realize this and enjoyed it very much. This movie should be rated R. I really wish they would give us a way to buy the TV versions of our beloved movies, so we can enjoy them as a family.
  • Old time favorite

    By Hummerboy666
    One of my favorites
  • This movie is great

    By KbCheetah
    This movie is great, and fun. I love this movie a lot. It is one of my all time favorite movies ever.
  • YES.

    By Musical Yalie
    Classic Christmas movie, I wait for December every year so I can have this on repeat