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Frank Cross (Bill Murray), president of the IBC Television Network, is responsible for his station's upcoming, live production of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Crude, crass and anything but compassionate, the executive needs to learn a thing or two about the holiday season -- and three ghosts are waiting in the wings to teach him that lesson. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 101
Theater Release: 25 Nov 1988
Video Release: 05 Nov 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In perhaps the only family aspects of this film, actor Bill Murray included all of his brothers in the cast of this movie. The most notable of these appearances is John Murray who plays James, the on screen brother to Bill’s character.

Do you feel there is any significance to the choice of the main character’s religious name? Frances Xavier is the name of a Catholic saint and Cross has reference to Jesus Christ. (In one of the scenes shot in Franks office, the definition of the word “cross” is posted on a window. It reads: “Something one is nailed to.”)

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