Scrooged

Trivia: Frank's brother James is played by Bill Murray's younger brother John. His father is played by Bill's older brother Brian Doyle-Murray.

Trivia: When Frank throws water on a waiter he thought was on fire, he apologizes and claims he thought the waiter was Richard Pryor. This is a reference to the time Richard Pryor, while doing cocaine, set himself on fire and ran down a busy street in L.A.

Trivia: Bill Murray wasn't a fan of Richard Donner's direction, saying "He kept telling me to do things louder, louder, louder. I think he was deaf."

Trivia: Director Richard Donner has a cameo as a worker in the control room towards the end of the movie.

Trivia: When Frank is startled by an actor who he thinks is the Ghost of Christmas Future, he elbows his secretary Grace in the face. That was real. Bill Murray really did hit Alfre Woodard by mistake.

Trivia: Scrooge talks to a group of musicians playing around a fire in a barrel on the street. One of them is jazz great Miles Davis.

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film before Frank starts singing, watch the guy to his left (screen right) in the plaid shirt. He goes from being next to him to behind him and jumps around a few times in the scene.

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Earl Cross: Here Francis, I've got something for you. Merry Christmas.
Frankie Cross: A choo-choo train?
Earl Cross: No, it's five pounds of veal.
Frankie Cross: But Daddy I asked Santa for a choo-choo.
Earl Cross: Then go out and get a job and buy a choo-choo.

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Question: What are the girls doing when they throw Grace's son onto the kitchen floor? Why are they harassing him, and why is their grandmother enjoying it so much?

Answer: They are blowing a 'raspberry' on his bare belly, just good-natured teasing of a younger sibling.

Brian Katcher

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