History Film / Scrooged

24th Dec '16 12:21:18 PM ThePest179
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* GoingPostal: PlayedForLaughs with Elliot, who loses his job, gets divorced from his wife, and then tries to kill Frank with a shotgun.
24th Dec '16 10:51:47 AM sabremeister
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* BottomlessMagazines: Eliot is shown getting more ammo out of his pocket to use in his double-barreled shotgun. However, the number of shots he ends up firiing would have well filled his pockets to bulging.

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* BottomlessMagazines: Eliot is shown getting more ammo out of his pocket to use in his double-barreled shotgun. However, the number of shots he ends up firiing would have well filled his pockets to bulging. He also fires three shots before reloading for the first time.
15th Dec '16 10:15:48 AM AbnormalMoose
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* [[As Himself]]: Lee Majors, playing Lee Majors in ''Scrooged'', who is playing Lee Majors in the [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within A Film]] ''The Night The Reindeer Died''.

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* [[As Himself]]: AsHimself: Lee Majors, playing Lee Majors in ''Scrooged'', who is playing Lee Majors in the [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within A Film]] ''The Night The Reindeer Died''.
15th Dec '16 10:15:30 AM AbnormalMoose
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* [[As Himself]]: Lee Majors, playing Lee Majors in ''Scrooged'', who is playing Lee Majors in the [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within A Film]] ''The Night The Reindeer Died''.
5th Dec '16 7:26:20 PM tyrekecorrea
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: What with ''Scrooged'' being based on ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', IBC's live presentation of ''Scrooge'' runs roughly parallel to Frank's journey,
5th Dec '16 4:02:01 AM TrueBlue170
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Frank is an incredibly self-centered man, but as the film progresses, has several instances of him showing a heart even prior to his epiphany. Prior to meeting the Ghost of Christmas Past, he dumps water on a waiter, thinking he was on fire. Afterwards, he makes some friends with the homeless people at Claire's Operation Reachout branch, even pretending to be Richard Burton in Hamlet for them. Lastly after seeing the Ghost of Christmas Present, he was devastated that one of the homeless men he met was found dead in the sewer he landed in. He even berates the guy for not staying at Operation Reachout;

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Frank is an incredibly self-centered man, but as the film progresses, has several instances of him showing a heart even prior to his epiphany. Prior to meeting the Ghost of Christmas Past, he dumps water on a waiter, thinking he was on fire. Afterwards, he makes some friends with the homeless people at Claire's Operation Reachout branch, even pretending to be Richard Burton in Hamlet for them. Lastly after seeing the Ghost of Christmas Present, he was devastated that one of the homeless men he met was found dead in the sewer he landed in. [[HowDareYouDieOnMe He even berates the guy for not staying at Operation Reachout;Reachout:]]
3rd Dec '16 12:38:57 AM MrStath2015
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* WTHCastingAgency: In-universe, Frank's production of Dickens's classic features Buddy Hackett as Ebenezer Scrooge and Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton as Tiny Tim.

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* WTHCastingAgency: In-universe, Frank's production of Dickens's classic features Buddy Hackett as Ebenezer Scrooge and Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton as Tiny Tim. The latter is justified as Tiny Tim would cast off his crutches and perform a whole ''routine'' at the end of the story.
3rd Dec '16 12:29:10 AM MrStath2015
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* GenreBlind: Despite currently producing a version of ''A Christmas Carol'', Frank seems largely unaware of the familiar beats of the story.

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* GenreBlind: Despite currently Played with. In producing a version of ''A Christmas Carol'', Frank seems largely unaware of the is familiar with some beats of the story.story - looking somewhat glib when Lew's ghost tells him he's going to be visited by ''three ghosts''; he calls out the Ghost of Christmas Past, advising he knows the deal, and also recognises the Ghost of Christmas Future ''immediately'' (even if it's ''not'' the real deal). By the point he actively ''meets'' the Ghost of Christmas Future however, Frank is so rattled by what's going on that any familiarity with the story would be meaningless, particularly when the powers that be actively go one step further than showing him his own grave.
1st Dec '16 12:02:56 AM GhostLad
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* ChewingTheScenery: Frank Cross.

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* ChewingTheScenery: Frank Cross.Cross, to hilarious effect.



** Creator/JohnGlover, famous for being deliciously [[LargeHam hammy]], is part of the cast, and even his character comes off as restrained next to Cross.

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** Creator/JohnGlover, famous for being deliciously There aren't many movies in which Creator/JohnGlover isn't the one giving the [[LargeHam hammy]], hammiest]] performance, but ''Scrooged'' is part one of the cast, and even his character comes off as restrained next to Cross.them.
30th Nov '16 11:57:16 PM GhostLad
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** Creator/JohnGlover, famous for being deliciously [[LargeHam hammy]], is part of the cast, and even his character comes off as restrained next to Cross.






*** When he sees a future version of Claire, where she's more cold and heartless than Frank ever was, he realizes its his fault and immediately apologises following the revelation that it's ''his'' advice that did this.

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*** When he sees a future version of Claire, where she's more cold and heartless than Frank ever was, he realizes its it's his fault and immediately apologises apologizes following the revelation that it's ''his'' advice that did this.



* GenreSavvy: Frank knows the whole Scrooge thing, he has ''A Christmas Carol In Prose'' produced for TV right then. Not that his Genre Savviness helps him, since just because he can call it before it happens doesn't mean he can do anything to ''avoid'' it.

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* GenreSavvy: Frank knows the whole Scrooge thing, he has GenreBlind: Despite currently producing a version of ''A Christmas Carol In Prose'' produced for TV right then. Not that his Genre Savviness helps him, since just because he can call it before it happens doesn't mean he can do anything to ''avoid'' it.Carol'', Frank seems largely unaware of the familiar beats of the story.



* HeelFaceTurn: Frank.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Frank.Frank, of course.
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