Scrooged (1988)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

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  • Bill Murray and Anne Ramsey in Scrooged (1988)
  • Bill Murray and Karen Allen in Scrooged (1988)
  • Bill Murray and Alfre Woodard in Scrooged (1988)
  • Bill Murray and David Johansen in Scrooged (1988)
  • Bill Murray in Scrooged (1988)
  • Bill Murray in Scrooged (1988)

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Did You Know?


The Ghost of Christmas Past uses a car (in this case a cab) to take Cross back to 1955; the same year, to which Marty goes back, in the DeLorean, in Back to the Future (1985).


Earl Cross: Here Francis, I've got something for you. Merry Christmas!
Frankie Cross: A choo-choo train?
Earl Cross: No, it's five pounds of veal.
Frankie Cross: But Daddy I asked Santa for a choo-choo.
Earl Cross: Then go out and get a job and buy a choo-choo.


When the phone auto-dials (right after the appearance of Lew Hayward) you can see Claire's full name on the phone display. Caller ID wasn't available until 1988 - the year Scrooged was released. It seems a bit strange that Frank has saved the name and number of a woman he hasn't talked to in 15 years on his telephone. When the phone was installed, Frank may have had his secretary or the IT department put everyone in his address book into the phone, and Claire's name probably would have been in there.

Crazy Credits

About a third of the way through the closing credits, Bill Murray appears with the word "Scrooged" across the screen in front of him. He looks down and brushes the front of his jacket a few times, with each brush a couple of the letters in the title chase off the screen as if he's brushing them off his jacket.

Alternate Versions

TBS runs an "edited for content" version of this film, that deletes or changes profanity and questionable dialog.


Put a Little Love in Your Heart
Written by
Jackie DeShannon, Randall Meyers (as Randy Myers) and Jimmy Holiday
Performed by Annie Lennox and Al Green
Produced by David A. Stewart
Courtesy of RCA Records, a Bertelsmann Music Group Company
Courtesy of A&M Records


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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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