Holiday Film Series: SCROOGED

Watch Trailer Director: Richard Donner
Writer(s): Mitch Glazer, Michael O'Donoghue
Cast: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe

Apart from the rest of the afternoon family films, this is a special “grown-up” screening of Bill Murray’s Scrooged on the night of December 10th. The price of admission will be a minimum donation of one canned or non perishable food good per ticket. The food items will be donated to Athens city food pantries and other hunger relief programs.

In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

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Running Time: 101 minutes101 MIN
PG-13 Rated

Despite the juicy, on-the-edge craziness, Murray is able to layer his outrageous histrionics with an inner sensibility, making his ultimate transformation not only believable but Christmas-cheer uplifting.

Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter