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The ButterCream Gang (1992)

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Unlike most gangs, the ButterCream gang does good deeds. Their leader, Pete, has to go live with his aunt in Chicago. But things don't go well in Chicago and Pete is changed when he returns... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Johnson ...
Scott Carpenter
Michael D. Weatherred ...
Pete Turner
Brandon Blaser ...
Eldon Flowers
Jason Glenn ...
Lanny
Scott Wilkinson ...
Baseball Coach / Reverend Willde (as Michael Scott)
Stephanie Dees ...
Margaret Miller
Otto J. Mileti III ...
Mr. Carpenter (Scott's Dad)
Kathryn Little ...
Mrs. Carpenter (Scott's Mom)
Miranda Brook Chivers ...
Regina Carpenter
Leo Ware ...
Mr. Turner (Pete's Grandfather)
Ivan Crosland ...
Mr. Graff, the store manager
Hazel Cox ...
Widow Mrs. Jenkins
Jack Pinette ...
Pete's gang - boy #1
Ryan Radebaugh ...
Pete's gang - boy #2
Teri-Lisa Mulligan ...
Aunt Maria
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Unlike most gangs, the ButterCream gang does good deeds. Their leader, Pete, has to go live with his aunt in Chicago. But things don't go well in Chicago and Pete is changed when he returns. Soon Pete is hanging around with the wrong crowd. But the remaining members of the gang, especially their new leader Scott, refuse to give up on their friend Pete. Written by Joe McCauley <mccauley_je@lfs.loral.com>

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Good kids, small-town fun, and unconditional love for a struggling friend.

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Pete Turner: You never once asked me what happened to me in Chicago! You never once asked me!
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Dreams Of A Better Day
Music & Lyrics by Kurt Bestor
Performed by Judd Maher
© Black Diamond Publishing
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an exquisite piece of filmmaking
26 August 2001 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

It had been awhile since I'd seen "The Buttercream Gang". Years, really; years in which I hoped that I'd be able to view the film again. Last night my wish came true: "The Buttercream Gang" was on the Hallmark channel. It really takes two viewings (at least) to fully comprehend this complex and deeply moving film. Director Bruce Neibaur's vision is complete in the portrayal of Scott, the wholesome, blond-haired boy whose only wish is to do good with his two wholesome, blond-haired pals. Michael Whetherred's performance as Pete, the troubled young man who has gotten into trouble with gangs in Chicago, is heart-wrenchingly accurate. When Pete makes a gang of his own with two other pals (we know they are bad because they wear black muscle shirts and have dark hair), it's up to Scott to win Pete back to the pure-hearted, helpful Buttercream Gang. Subtle and evocative, "The Buttercream Gang" masks an important moral beneath layers of inventive dialog and innovative filming. The whole meaning and depth of this movie cannot be realized in one cursory viewing. I urge everyone to watch this film again and again.


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