An American Christmas Carol
In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose possessions Slade had seized to collect on unpaid loans. Assuming the roles of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future from Charles Dickens' classic story, the three apparitions force Slade to face the consequences of his skinflint ways, and he becomes a caring, generous, amiable man.
- Stars:Henry Winkler, Dorian Harewood, Susan Hogan, Cec Linder, R.H. Thomson, David Wayne, Michael Wincott, William Bermender, Brett Matthew Davidson, Christopher Crabb, William Ballantyne, Tammy Bourne, Chris Cragg, James B. Douglas, Arlene Duncan,
- Country:Canada, USA
- Director:Eric Till,
- Writer:Charles Dickens (story "A Christmas Carol"), Jerome Coopersmith (screenplay)
In an American town, an old bitter miser is given a ghostly chance at redemption on Christmas Eve. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
An American Christmas Carol torrent reviews
(es) wrote: I have no interest in another movie funded by a biased source who has no evidence that GMO foods are harmful.
(br) wrote: No doubt the acting were excellent. The storyline was a bit weak. Not sure why the film is called punished as I don't really find a rich tycoon who has a cocaine addiction daughter being killed is sad. Or do they mean punished the people who killed his daughter, well that's also weak. I lost track of this movie half way as it was beginning to bored me on his revenge.
(mx) wrote: nyskapande animationsteknik i hrligt dystopiska framtidsmiljer. storyn var inte s originell kanske och kndes s dr mttligt trovrdigt. slutet var ven lite vekt. men filmen var klart underhllande i alla fall!
(kr) wrote: More political rant than comedy...I love her, but seriously.
(fr) wrote: Pretty cool premise: kids in a small town trying to act big time, but it never seemed to take off. Boring at the beginning, but it picks up towards the end. I can see how some people can connect with it, but it just wasn't for me.
(au) wrote: A great story dealing with apartheid directed by Morgan Freeman.
(ag) wrote: There is massive comedy appeal in the premise of a deaf man and blind man accused of murder and having to work together to find the real perpetrators. So much potential material here, plus the solid pairing of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilde. The plot fails to develop much further beyond the basic chase and it does sometimes resort to childish slapstick (I guess the temptation of having a blind man walk into a wall is too hard to resist). Thankfully it passes as a good comedy due to effective exploitation of the characters' handicaps with clever dialogue and gags, including a brilliantly tense blind man shoot-out.
(jp) wrote: very funny i watched this with my late dad and he laughed & laughed to only other time i saw do this was 'no time for sargents'
(ca) wrote: Chevy Chase stars as a private eye, who is murdered. Chase's character, Benjamin Browning is then given the chance to return to earth to solve his own murder. But he can only return as a dog. Benji - I'm sure you all know about Benji, he stars as Benjamin Browning in dog form. Browning gets help from a beautiful writer(Jane Seymour) who is writing a book on the case. Although she doesn't know she is actually helping him, she goes along with it, in the end helping him more ways then one. I recommend this movie if you want not only a bit of a laugh but some suspense.
(ru) wrote: Two suicides bookmark a poetic adventure through the outback of an english girl, her little brother, & their aboriginal savior. Nature here is to be marveled & respected with it's ability to give life & to take it. "Civilization" is bumbling & superficial, with its singing lessons & multiplication tables.
(es) wrote: [font=Century Gothic]With striking black and white cinematography, "Sword of the Beast" starts out with Gennosuke(Mikijiro Hira), a ronin, on the run after killing the clan counselor. A conjugal visit quickly turns into a trap, but he makes his escape. His next escape requires a little help since his pursuers have enlisted a lot more help. Gundayu(Takeshi Kato) has dreams of panning for gold on a mountain with Gennosuke working as his bodyguard. The only problem with this is that the gold is under the protection of the shogunate and anybody caught taking it will be decapitated.[/font][font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]At that point, "Sword of the Beast" gets a little muddled as it shifts gears away from being a pure chase movie, introducing a handful of major characters on the fly.(By comparison, the movie stops at the beginning to introduce Gennosuke and his pursuers individually.) By the end, everything has come together in a satisfying climax.[/font][font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]The movie is set in 1857, just after Commodore Perry has paid a visit to Japan, as the old status quo is starting to fall apart, replacing it with upward mobility.(Of note is the large role that women play in this movie which is unusual for a samurai film.) At the same time, the movie wonders if this is automatically a good thing.[/font]
(ca) wrote: Pretty good. Sheds light on the art world