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Scrooged ★★ 1988 (PG-13)

Somewhat disjointed big-budgeted version of the hallowed classic. A callous TV executive staging “A Christmas Carol” is himself visited by the three ghosts and sees the light. Kane is terrific as one of the ghosts. Film is heavy-handed, Murray too sardonic to be believable. 101m/C VHS, DVD . Bill Murray, Carol Kane, John Forsythe, David Johansen, Bob(cat) Goldthwait, Karen Allen, Michael J. Pollard, Brian DoyleMurray, Alfre Woodard, John Glover, Robert Mitchum, Buddy Hackett, Robert Goulet, Jamie Farr, Mary Lou Retton, Lee Majors, Damon Hines, Mary Ellen Trainor, Mabel King, Wendie Malick, Joel Murray, John Houseman, Steve Kahan, Kate McGregor-Stewart; D: Richard Donner; W: Mitch Glazer, Michael O'Donoghue; C: Michael Chapman; M: Danny Elfman.