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A Christmas Carol (2000)

An unscrupulous loan shark who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director:

Catherine Morshead

Writers:

Peter Bowker, Charles Dickens (short story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Fearon ... Jacob Marley
Ross Kemp ... Eddie Scrooge
Shezwae Powell Shezwae Powell ... Mrs Marley
Bill Thomas Bill Thomas ... Ted
Michael Maloney ... Bob Cratchett
Claudie Blakley ... Ellie
Liz Smith ... Joyce
Charles Simon Charles Simon ... Eric
Stefan Weclawek ... Lee
Joanne Mcintosh Joanne Mcintosh ... Jude (as Joanne McIntosh)
Mina Anwar ... Julie
Angeline Ball ... Bella
Daniel Ainsleigh Daniel Ainsleigh ... Dave
Warren Mitchell ... Eddie's Dad
Eric Byrne Eric Byrne ... Young Eddie
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An unscrupulous loan shark who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

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Drama | Fantasy

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The film was shot on location on the Alexandra Road council estate in Camden, London. The iconic estate was built between 1968 and 1978 by architect and artist Neave Brown. It has been featured in many other blockbuster and TV films as the archetypal British ghetto. Considered a masterpiece of its time, it is now synonymous with crime and grime and the worst sort of social deprivation due to a failed attempt to force people to live in a what was aptly likened to modern concrete prison. See more »

Connections

Version of Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) See more »

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A modernized version that works for this "traditionalist"!
12 January 2002 | by jschultheisSee all my reviews

As someone who comes from a family of Christmas fanatics and HUGE "Carol" fans begging for a version that remains completely faithful to the original text, this updated version intrigued me like very few have. Although the use of Marley is unusual (he appears several times), I bought into the concept of Scrooge as a heartless loan shark and Bob Cratchitt as his assistant trapped in a job from which he cannot afford to escape. I especially enjoyed some of the modern, and very creative, approaches which will be better appreciated by those more familiar with the story. What captured my attention initially, was the opening scene in which the familiar, "Marley was dead..." is delivered in a totally fresh manner. If you love the "Carol" try to find this next Christmas on public television (which is where I found it by accident)!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hristougenniatiki istoria See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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