TV & Radio
Scrooged is a 1988 American 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, Bobcat Goldthwait, John Forsythe, Carol Kane, David Johansen, John Houseman, and Robert Mitchum. 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 been a great success four years earlier. In the USA, the tagline for Scrooged was, "Bill Murray is back among the ghosts, only this time, it's three against one."
Francis "Frank" Xavier Cross (Bill Murray) is a conceited, cynical television programming executive. He has found great success and wealth but only by becoming cold-hearted and cruel. In the opening scenes, he is seen working out in a room with a border that reads "Cross: (n) A thing they nail people to."
His ruthless concentration on his career has cost him his true love, the warm-hearted Claire Phillips (Karen...