Scrooged Poster Original Daybill 1988 Bill Murray Karen Allen
Daybill Poster.Scrooged is a 1988 American Christmas fantasy comedy directed by Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon). Based on the 1843 novella A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Scrooged is a modern retelling that follows Bill Murray as Frank Cross, a cynical and selfish television executive, who is visited by a succession of ghosts on Christmas Eve intent on helping him regain his Christmas spirit. The film also stars Karen Allen (Raiders Of The Lost Ark), John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, Michael J. Pollard, and Alfre Woodard. The film's marketing capitalized on Murray's Ghostbusters role, referencing his encounters with ghosts in both films. Scrooged was released on November 23, 1988 and grossed over $100 million worldwide ensuring a commercial success. Critically it went onto be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Makeup.