Plot – Frank Cross is the cynical owner of a TV station and for the holiday season he has a show set up inspired by Dickens “A Christmas Carol”. During the making of the show, Frank receives the visits of the ghosts of his past in poverty and of his near future close to his death. Shattered, Frank repents and sends a message of peace and hope through the cameras. Very loosely inspired by the English novel, the movie describes the Dickensian Scrooge very well. Excellent performance by Murray.
All actors – Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait, David Johansen, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, Nicholas Phillips, Michael J. Pollard, Alfre Woodard, Mabel Kingshow all
“Scrooged” Quotes 25 quotes
“We're gonna need champagne for 250 people, and send the stuff that you send to me. Don't send the stuff that I send to other people.”
“I never liked a girl well enough to give her twelve sharp knives.”
“Look, it don't matter a hill of beans what happens to me but the world couldn't afford it if anything happened to you. Now stay put.”
“There are people who are having trouble making their miracle happen; there are people who don't have enough to eat, there are people who are cold, you can go out and say hello to these people. You can take an old blanket out of the closet and go to them and say 'Here!', you can make them a sandwich and say 'oh by the way, here!'.”
“- Claire Phillips: Why are you so angry?
- Frank Cross: Why haven't you learned how to button a coat?”
“- Frank Cross: Same old Claire... still trying to save the world.
- Claire Phillips: You still trying to run it?”
“The Jews taught me this great word: Schmuck. I was a schmuck, and now I'm not a schmuck!”
“Would you please, for the love of god, and your own body, stop the damn hammering?”
“- Ghost of Christmas Past: You left Claire for Frisbee the dog? Frank, let me sum this up for you: you don't know who you are, you don't know what you want, and you don't know what the hell is going on!
- Frank Cross: I've made a few mistakes. I gotta live with that. But I do know who I am, I know what I want, and I know what's going on!”