Scrooged

Scrooged
Frank Cross is a successful and a somewhat cynically ruthless head of a TV station who is putting his own spin on the Charles Dickens classic tale "A Christmas Carol". But when the three spirits of Christmas past, present and future pay him a visit, he has to learn to change his ways or else. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching "Scrooged".

• When James is first shown, he is riding a stationary bike and his hands are over the bars, hanging between them and the console. The scene cuts to a rear view as Frank walks in and James is holding onto the handle bars with both hands. He then puts his hands over the bars again.

• Preston Rhinelander pulls out his own silverware from his coat pockets and begins wiping them with his napkin. When he asks Frank about the embassy, the left side view of him (front of Frank) shows he's wiping a fork and knife. He then puts them on the table and reaches back in his coat pocket where he pulls out a fork and spoon. It cuts to a front view of Rhinelander (right side view of Frank) and he's holding the knife and fork in his hands again. Also, in the original view, Frank shines his fork, puts it down on the table and picks up the one to the right of it. When it cuts to the side view of him, he does it again.

• Frank stumbles onto the TV set after escaping the scene from the Ghost of Christmas Present. As the others come toward him, Frank reaches behind the actor and grabs the cane that he's carrying in his right hand. When Brice Cummings yells "He's OK", Frank is now holding the walking stick in both hands.

• CAUTION: May Contain Spoilers! When Eliot is in the control room talking to Rhinelander on the phone, the view of Brice tied up shows there is no mistletoe on the wall behind him. A few moments later when the woman looks over at him, there's no mistletoe over his left shoulder.

"Scrooged" (1988) stars Bill Murray, Karen Allen, Bobcat Goldthwait, Robert Mitchum, Alfre Woodard, John Forsythe, John Glover, David Johansen, Carol Kane and John Murray. It runs 101 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some frightening/intense scenes and language.

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