Regizor: Richard Donner
Scenariu: Mitch Glazer
Michael O'Donoghue
După o povestire de:
Charles Dickens
Premiera: 23 noiembrie 1988 (1988-11-23)

Durată: 101 minute
Gen: film de Crăciun
Producător: Richard Donner
Art Linson
Distribuitor: Paramount Pictures
Studio: Mirage Productions
Director de imagine: Michael Chapman
Montaj: Fredric Steinkamp
William Steinkamp
Muzică: Danny Elfman
Distribuție: Bill Murray
Karen Allen
John Forsythe
Bobcat Goldthwait
Carol Kane
Robert Mitchum
Michael J. Pollard
Alfre Woodard
Țara: Statele Unite
Limba originală: engleză
Disponibil în română: dublat sau subtitrat
Buget: 32 milioane $
Încasări: 60 milioane $

Poveste trăsnită de Crăciun (titlu original: Scrooged) este un film de Crăciun american din 1988 regizat şi produs de Richard Donner. Rolurile principale au fost interpretate de actorii Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum. Filmul este o interpretare modernă, plină de umor negru, a poveștii lui Dickens, cu un producător TV jucat de Bill Murray.


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Cinemagia: Francis Xavier este un producator de televiziune cinic si increzut. Dorinta lui de promovare cat mai rapida, il face sa piarda iubirea vietii sale, il alieneaza de familie si ii distruge orice sansa de a avea o viata fericita. In timp, Frank a reusit sa devina doar un om in costume negre si scumpe, care latra ordine si isi suprasolicita secretara, Grace Cooley. Cand i se ofera sansa sa realizeze o transmisiune in direct a piesei Colinda de Craciun, viata sa incepe sa semene in mod inexplicabil cu cea a personajului Scrooge din poveste. El este vizitat de fantoma mentorului sau Lew Hayward, care ii demonstreaza ca metodele lui nu sunt tocmai corecte si il avertizeaza ca alte fantome vor aparea pentru a-l ajuta sa isi schimbe viata. Frank este vizitat de fantoma Craciunurilor Trecute, fantoma Craciunului Prezent si fantoma Craciunurilor Viitoare. Frank va afla ca in viata exista lucruri mult mai importante decat castigarea razboiului de ratinguri.

Wikipedia: Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a cynical television programming executive. He has found great success and wealth, but only by becoming cold-hearted and cruel.

His ruthless concentration on his career has cost him his true love, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). It has also alienated him from his brother James (John Murray), and ruined any chance of having a happy and fulfilling life. Frank overworks his assistant Grace Cooley (Alfre Woodard), forcing her to constantly break plans with her family and neglect her mute son Calvin. When a disturbing TV commercial that Frank personally produced is criticized by timid yes-man Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), Frank responds by firing him on Christmas Eve.

When Cross is given the task of heading up a live Christmas Eve broadcast of A Christmas Carol, his life begins to mirror the story he's producing. The decomposing corpse of his mentor, media mogul Lew Hayward (John Forsythe), comes to tell him the error of his ways, and to announce the impending visitation of three ghosts. Adding to Frank's stress is his boss, Preston Rhinelander (Robert Mitchum), who takes the liberty of hiring an assistant, Brice Cummings (John Glover), who is transparently after Frank's job.

The Ghost of Christmas Past (David Johansen) appears as a New York City cab driver and takes Frank back to his childhood in 1955, to his late teens in 1968 when he had his first job at the TV station, to 1969 for his anniversary with Claire, and to 1971, the year in which he chose his job as "Frisbee the Dog" over her. The sequence shows how Frank gradually became the man he is in the present.

The Ghost of Christmas Present (Carol Kane) then appears as a life-size pixie who delights in hitting Frank; she shows him how Grace's family lives in poverty because of his stinginess, and also how much his brother misses him.

After the second ghost's visit, Eliot Loudermilk, drunk and angry, storms the office with a shotgun and tries to murder Frank. The Ghost of Christmas Future, a seven-foot-tall ghoul with a TV screen for a face, appears and shows Frank a future in which Calvin has ended up in a mental hospital during the 1990s, Claire has become as cold and uncaring as he is 20 years onwards, and only James and his wife attend Frank's cremation by 2010.

Frank finally sees the error of his ways and begs for a second chance. He awakens back in his office, right as the live broadcast is wrapping up. The reformed Frank rehires Loudermilk at a considerable salary increase, steps in front of the rolling studio cameras (enlisting Loudermilk to hold the control room hostage), and delivers a monologue about spending Christmas with the people you care about instead of watching TV. Calvin urges him to add Tiny Tim's phrase, "God bless us, everyone", finally breaking free of his mute condition. Claire appears in the studio and Frank reconciles with her, sharing a romantic kiss as Grace and the cast and crew sing "Put a Little Love in Your Heart".


Roluri cameoEdit


Sam Kinison was originally slated to play the part of The Ghost of Christmas Past. The part eventually went to David Johansen due to his friendship with Bill Murray.


Răspunsul criticiiEdit

On Siskel & Ebert & The Movies, Gene Siskel gave it thumbs up while Roger Ebert gave it thumbs down.[1] As of August 5, 2014, the film has a 66% score on Rotten Tomatoes based on 39 reviews, with an average score of 6.9/10.[2] The movie gained a mixed reception.[2][3][4][5]

Box officeEdit

The movie was a moderate box office hit taking in $13,027,842 on its opening weekend from 1,262 theaters. It went on to become the 13th highest grossing film of 1988 finishing with 60,328,558.[6][7][8]

DVD & Blu-rayEdit

Ediţie DVD Yule Love It! Edit

Format:Unreferenced section Although the DVD had been available for some time, Paramount decided upon a special edition release titled the 'Yule Love It! Edition'. Announced for October 31, 2006, it was never released for unknown reasons.[9]


The Blu-ray was released on November 1, 2011 with a DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack and the film's theatrical trailer.[10]

Coloană sonoră şi muzicaEdit

Coloană sonorăEdit

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Lansare 1989
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Casă de discuri A&M

A&M Records released the soundtrack to Scrooged in 1989. It features 9 songs.

Track listing[11]
Nr. TitluAutor(i)Artist Lungime
1. Put a Little Love in Your Heart”  Jackie DeShannon, Randy Myers, Jimmy HolidayAnnie Lennox & Al Green 3:48
2. „A Wonderful Life”  Judson Spence, Monroe JonesMark Lennon 4:19
3. Sweetest Thing”  U2New Voices of Freedom featuring Adriane McDonald & George Pendergrass 4:12
4. The Love You Take”  Dan HartmanDan Hartman & Denise Lopez 4:21
5. „Get Up 'n' Dance”  L. Mallison, Mohandas Dewese, R. IsaacsKool Moe Dee 4:09
6. We Three Kings of Orient Are”  John Henry Hopkins, Jr.Miles Davis, Larry Carlton, David Sanborn & Paul Shaffer 4:43
7. „Christmas Must Be Tonight”  Robbie RobertsonRobbie Robertson 4:51
8. Brown Eyed Girl”  Van MorrisonBuster Poindexter 3:34
9. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)”  Mel Tormé, Robert WellsNatalie Cole 3:53

Al Green and Annie Lennox's version of the song "Put a Little Love in Your Heart", featured in the film, reached #9 in the US, and was a top 40 hit in several countries worldwide.


Danny Elfman's score was released by La-La Land Records late in 2011 (a suite of his score had previously been included on Music For A Darkened Theatre: Vol. 1). Limited to 3000 units, the release contains 34 tracks including source cues (tracks 30-34) used in the film, but not part of the written score. Tracks in bold appear in the previous released suite; asterisked tracks are completely unused in the film, double-asterisked tracks contain unused material. Tracks 22-29 are bonus tracks; track 33 was an arrangement created for Trading Places.

  1. Main Titles§§/Terrorist Attack (2:34)
  2. Eliot Gets Fired/Loud and Clear§§/Frank’s Run (1:22)
  3. Montage: Frank’s Award and Eliot on the Street (1:39)
  4. Lew’s Arrival (2:03)
  5. The Hand Grab (1:51)
  6. Lew’s Reprise (:51)
  7. Claire’s Theme I/Claire’s Theme II* (1:15)
  8. Set Collapse* (:20)
  9. A Horror in Chez Jay/Highball/Waiter Ablaze** (1:20)
  10. Wild Cab Ride (1:33)
  11. Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay§/Cupid’s Arrow/Change of Expression* (1:33)
  12. Eliot Gives Blood/Christmas Present* (1:02)
  13. Fairy (contains "Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) (2:15)
  14. Toast to Frank (:32)
  15. The Big Freeze (1:26)
  16. Showtime at IBC (1:08)
  17. Family Portrait/Ghost on Screen (:49)
  18. Eliot Stalks Frank† (1:08)
  19. Asylum/Luncheon/Crematorium/On Fire (3:48)
  20. Hallelujah Chorus* (G.F. Handel)/The Romp† (2:18)
  21. The Big Speech (1:21)
  22. Loud and Clear (alternate) (:30)
  23. Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay§ (alternate) (:43)
  24. Toast to Frank (alternate) (:34)
  25. The Big Freeze (alternate) (1:25)
  26. The Big Freeze (alternate mix) (1:27)
  27. Asylum (no choir) (:59)
  28. Crematorium (more percussion) (1:30)
  29. The Big Speech (alternate) (3:12)
  30. Frank’s Promo (:51)
  31. Frisbee the Dog (:57)
  32. Chez Jay String Quartet - W.A. Mozart (2:43)
  33. Joy to the World - G.F. Handel/F. Watts, arr. Elmer Bernstein (:55)
  34. Jingle Bells - James Pierpont, arr. Danny Elfman (1:48)

§ composed by Henry J. Sayers, arr. D. Elfman

§§ contains “Jingle Bells” (James Pierpont, arr. D. Elfman)

† contains "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots)


  1. Siskel & Ebert & The Movies review
  2. 2,0 2,1 Scrooged la Rotten Tomatoes
  3. Scrooged”. Variety. Eroare de expresie: caracter de punctuație „[” necunoscut. Accesat la 4 octombrie 2013. 
  4. 'Scrooged' (PG-13)”. Eroare de expresie: caracter de punctuație „[” necunoscut. Accesat la 4 octombrie 2013. 
  5. Films - review - Scrooged”. BBC. Eroare de expresie: caracter de punctuație „[” necunoscut. Accesat la 4 octombrie 2013. 
  6. 'Oliver' and 'Scrooged'-Fast-Food McDickens : Any resemblance between the movies and the classics is strictly coincidental - Los Angeles Times”. Eroare de expresie: caracter de punctuație „[” necunoscut. Accesat la 4 octombrie 2013. 
  7. WEEKEND BOX OFFICE : Laughing All the Way - Los Angeles Times”. Eroare de expresie: caracter de punctuație „[” necunoscut. Accesat la 4 octombrie 2013. 
  8. Weekend Box Office - Los Angeles Times”. Eroare de expresie: caracter de punctuație „[” necunoscut. Accesat la 4 octombrie 2013. 
  9. Scrooged : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video”. Accesat la 4 octombrie 2013. 
  10. Scrooged (Blu-ray) : DVD Talk Review of the Blu-ray”. Accesat la 4 octombrie 2013. 
  11. Images for Scrooged - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”. Discogs. Accesat la 22 martie 2012. 

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