DIRECTOR: RICHARD DONNER
CAST: BILL MURRAY , KAREN ALLEN, CAROL KANE
Q&A with Carol Kane and Karen Allen following the screening.
An updating of A Christmas Carol for the “Greed is good” 80s, Donner’s salty-sweet comic morality tale—co-written by Saturday Night Live legends Mitch Glazer and Michael O’Donoghue—stars Bill Murray as a nasty executive at IBC Television who, heartlessly keeping his underlings at work on Christmas Eve to complete a live telecast of Charles Dickens’s classic, finds himself visited by three very novel versions of three familiar ghosts. Murray’s star turn is backed by a veritable army of celebrity cameos and a once-in-a-lifetime supporting cast, including Carol Kane, Karen Allen, and Bobcat Goldthwait, here calling Robert Mitchum a “flatulating butthead.”