Ebbie

Ebbie

Director: George Kaczender Cast: Susan Lucci, Wendy Crewson, Ron Lea

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Overview

Ebbie

When Tori Spelling starred in the Dickens-inspired 2003 TV movie A Carol Christmas, more than a few viewers with long memories could not help but point out the similarities between Spelling's film and the 1995 made-for-cable Susan Lucci vehicle Ebbie--beginning with the fact that both films were distaff versions of the venerable "A Christmas Carol." It's Christmas Eve, and ruthless department store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge (Lucci) is cruelly running her employees ragged, dangling their meager bonus checks over their heads to get them to work all the harder. Just before closing time, Ebbie manages to fire a longtime security guard, humiliate her niece, and force her aide Roberta "Robbie" Cratchet (Wendy Crewson) to work on Christmas day rather than spend precious time with her family. Thus the stage is set for the inevitable nocturnal visitation from Ebbie's long-dead partner Jake Marley (Jeffrey DeMunn) and the usual Three Spirits, bound and determined to transform the vituperative Ms. Scrooge into the salt of the earth. And yes, Tiny Tim shows up too, in the person of dewey-eyed kid actor (Taran Noah Smith). To her credit, Susan Lucci plays this nonsense as if it were Shakespeare, bringing depth and conviction to an impossibly contrived teleplay (for which Charles Dickensreceives no screen credit!) Ebbie was first telecast by the Lifetime cable channel on December 4, 1995.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2012
UPC: 0096009108045
Original Release: 1995
Rating: NR
Source: Echo Bridge
Time: 1:30:00

Special Features

10 Holiday Songs!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Susan Lucci Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge
Wendy Crewson Roberta "Robbie" Cratchet
Ron Lea Paul
Molly Parker Francine
Lorena Gale Rita (Ghost of Christmas Present)
Jennifer Clement Ghost of Christmas Past #1
Nicole N. Parker Ghost of Christmas Past #2
Susan Hogan Mrs. Dobson
Kevin McNulty Mr. Dobson
Taran Noah Smith Tiny Tim
Jeffrey DeMunn Jake Marley
Adrienne Carter Little Ebbie
Bill Croft Luther
Laura Harris Martha Cratchet
Tamsin Kelsey Mrs. Taylor
Karin Konoval Ebbie's Mother
David Lovgren Michael
Tom McBeath Van Munson
Hrothgar Matthews Ralph
Larry Musser Ebbie's Father
Malcolm Stewart Patterson

Technical Credits
George Kaczender Director
Jean Abounader Executive Producer
Thomas Burstyn Cinematographer
Roger Mattiussi Editor
Jayme Pfahl Co-producer
Paul Redford Screenwriter
Ed Redlich Screenwriter
Jill Scott Production Designer
Lawrence Shragge Score Composer
Harold Tichenor Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Miracle at Christmas: Ebbie's Story
1. Chapter 1 [9:59]
2. Chapter 2 [9:59]
3. Chapter 3 [9:59]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:59]
6. Chapter 6 [8:59]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [8:19]
10. Chapter 10 [1:23]

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