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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol (1984)

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Release Date: Dec 17, 1984 Wide

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Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale of one man learning the true meaning of Christmas is brought to the screen once again in this made-for-TV movie. Ebenezer Scrooge (George C. Scott) is a cynical old man whose greatest concern is money, and who regards compassion as a luxury he can't afford. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley (Frank Finlay), his former business partner, who arranges for Scrooge to be visited by three spirits in an attempt to show him the error

Oct 16, 2001

Twentieth Century Fox

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Bleak but solid adaptation of Dickens' classic.

January 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
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Audience Reviews for A Christmas Carol

There have been many versions of this story, but this is one of the best ones.

It's got a good look and a decent pace. The cast is good,and Scott is terrific as Scrooge. This stroy ahs never been my favorite Christas tale, but I do enjoy it. I don't really have a favorite version of this story, but I do like this version a great deal.
August 25, 2010
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a very average telling of a very superb classic story. i was surprised by how very uneven goerge c. scotts performance was as scrooge considering how very great of an actor he was, and the entire story was a bit dry and wooden. this felt very much like a film that was thrown together all too quickly, simply regurgitating the familiar story rather than putting heart into it. the end of the film was still heart warming and the story still told well enough to give it a watch now and then, but compared to the alastair sim version, or the muppet or disney version, this remains a film that need not be seen due to much better versions being available.
December 12, 2009
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danny d

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George C. Scott plays a wonderfully gruff Scrooge in this Christmas classic.
May 9, 2007
webalina

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absolutely the best version of this story ever. George C. Scott is pitch perfect thoughout.
April 3, 2007
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