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Actors: Jack Palance, Rick Schroder, Amy Locane, Albert Schultz, Daryl Shuttleworth
Director: Ken Jubenvill
Genres: Westerns, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
NR     1999     1hr 29min


Movie Details

Actors: Jack Palance, Rick Schroder, Amy Locane, Albert Schultz, Daryl Shuttleworth
Director: Ken Jubenvill
Creators: Barbara Ligeti, Chad Oakes, Charles Dickens, Donald Martin, Douglas Berquist, Michael Frislev
Genres: Westerns, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Westerns, Drama, Family Films, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Platinum Disc
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/29/1999
Original Release Date: 11/25/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 11/25/1998
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

A great western version of a classic Christmas story
D. Bennett | 10/01/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I know I am a sucker for pert near anything western. But I did enjoy Jack Palance as Ebeneezer in this remake of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol". Definitly has an old west touch to it."
C. T. Hudson | 11/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The best take on Ebeneezer Scrooge so far. The story line is amusing and if the scene at the end where the kids are putting on a play and Jack Palance (Scrooge) joins in the singing, doesn't tug at your heartstrings, then you didn't really watch the movie."
A Fresh Approach
C. T. Hudson | Charlotte, NC | 10/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is probably one of my favorite movies ever for Christmas. No, it probably doesn't have the best story line or even the best production. But as a huge fan of westerns and a huge fan of A Christmas Carol, I thought the middle ground where these two met was great. I would recommend this movie to anyone, although hard to get your hands on(I searched for 2 years trying to get the DVD),it is worth the effort to find it. It's wonderful to have it in my collection now. The ending is quite magical and the overall theme is good things can change bad people."
2 stars for quality + 1 star for novelty!
David Thomas | Southern California | 05/16/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, so the first thing I said while watching this film was "So it's not Academy Award material". No matter. I've seen many versions of Dicken's Christmas Carol. This one was novel and original, and that's saying something.
. . . So for acting (especially on the part of the extras and bit parts) and the casting (of the female bit parts, stock hollywood filler types as opposed to real people) this film gets low marks. But for novelty and innovation this film garners the extra star. The Christmas Future sequence was especially creative. Ebeneezer didn't look at his own gravestone at some indeterminate time in the future -- He saw (and tried vainly to prevent) himself in a gunfight that would be happening the next day... And even that did not turn out in an obvious manner.
. . . Palance does an excellent job as Ebeneezer, and it's good to see Rick Schroeder show up again after so many years. He's not Ford or Pheonix or Murray, but he's alright."