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“Apart from Bill Murray's embarrassing emotional meltdown at the end, it's actually a pretty good rendering of Dickens' novel. Director Richard Donner based it on a TV producer he
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Theatrical release poster Directed by Richard Donner Produced by Richard Donner
Art Linson Written by Mitch Glazer
and Michael O'Donoghue
Charles Dickens (novel) Starring Bill Murray
Karen Allen
John Forsythe
Bobcat Goldthwait
Carol Kane
Robert Mitchum
Michael J. Pollard
Alfre Woodard Music by Danny Elfman Cinematography Michael Chapman Editing by Fredric Steinkamp
William Steinkamp Studio Mirage Studios Distributed by Paramount Pictures Release date(s) November 23, 1988 Running time 101 min. Country United States Language English Budget $32 million Gross revenue $60,328,558

Scrooged is a 1988 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, Bob "Bobcat" Goldthwait, John Forsythe, Carol Kane, David Johansen, John Houseman, John Glover, and Robert Mitchum. It also features cameo appearances by Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton, musicians Larry Carlton, Miles Davis, David Sanborn, and Paul Shaffer, actor/singer Robert Goulet, and actors Jamie Farr, Buddy Hackett, Lee Majors, and Pat McCormick as well as the Solid Gold Dancers. Bill 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 ...

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