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A Wild West retelling of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol," with Scrooge as a land baron, gunfighter, and card cheat who is visited by three spirits who attempt to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

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Ken Jubenvill

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Douglas Berquist (creator) (as D. Berquist), Michael Frislev (creator) (as M. Frislev) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Ebenezer Scrooge
Ricky Schroder ... Samuel Benson (as Rick Schroder)
Amy Locane ... Erica Marlowe
Albert Schultz ... Bob Cratchitt
Daryl Shuttleworth ... Fred, Ebenezer's Nephew
Richard Comar Richard Comar ... Ghost of Christmas, Present
Michelle Thrush ... Ghost of Christmas, Past
Richard Halliday ... Jacob Marlowe
Susan Coyne Susan Coyne ... Clara Cratchitt
Joshua Silberg Joshua Silberg ... Tim Cratchitt
Zoe Rose Hesse Zoe Rose Hesse ... Cratchitt Daughter
Darcy Dunlop Darcy Dunlop ... Martha
Jocelyne Loewen ... Rebecca Gordon
J.C. Roberts J.C. Roberts ... Benjamin Gordon
Kyle Collings Kyle Collings ... Ebenezer age 8, 12
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A Wild West retelling of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol," with Scrooge as a land baron, gunfighter, and card cheat who is visited by three spirits who attempt to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

24 December 2000 (Germany) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Brenda Shuttleworth, who plays Fred's fiancee, was married to Daryl Shuttleworth at the time, who plays Fred. See more »

Goofs

The Ghost of Christmas Present tells Ebenezer to "hop on" implying they will both be riding the same horse. When Ebenezer refuses, the ghost magically jerks him aboard a second horse. One of the subsequent scenes of the two riding through the air is a close-up of Ebenezer talking directly in the Ghost's ear from behind, as would occur if the two were on the same horse. In all other scenes of them riding, they are on separate horses. See more »

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Ebenezer Scrooge: I'll give you some good advice, be selfish, be greedy and trust no one.
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Version of A Christmas Carol (1994) See more »

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An entertaining version of a classic tale.
24 December 2016 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

Sure, this was not the best adaptation of Dickens' classic tale- but for a made-for-TV movie, this western theme story was not bad.

We all know the details of Charles Dickens work but in this version it takes place in a rural western 1800's town where Ebenezer Scrooge runs a saloon and cheats people out of money. And like in all the writings, Scrooge is a miserable miser that controls the money and people in the town. And as the story goes, Scrooge will meet up with three ghosts that will show him the way his life is heading. It will be up to Ebenezer to take the information and change his ways.

There are a few changes that differs from the usual tale but overall the theme of the story rings out very clear. Jack Palace does a nice job of playing the villain in this show and actually makes the movie much better with his performance. With the small budget for the film, there are a few rough spots during the production. However, these take nothing away from the story and the true spirit of the classic novel comes through in the end.

This movie can not compare to the larger budget films that most remember of 'A Christmas Carol'. But in the end, the film got it's point across and the viewer was entertained. That is why this film was made.


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