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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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Scott Carpenter: Wow, you look different.
Pete Turner: So do you, man, but that's cool.
Scott Carpenter: When did you get back?
Pete Turner: Just now. Hey, how'd you guys even know I was in town?
Scott Carpenter: We didn't.
Eldon Flowers: We saw your grandfather yesterday, and he spaced out when we asked how you were doing.
Lanny: We thought something might be wrong.
Scott Carpenter: How come you didn't write?
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Up And Up
Music and Lyrics by Liz Burrell
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Unconditional Love
27 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie with my 8 year old nephew. It would not win any Oscars, but the "heart" of this movie is what makes it great. We live in a rather small town and we do have a gang problem. I know because I used to teach these gang members. I wanted to talk to my nephew about gangs, but mostly to remind him of God's love for us. How he loves us "No Matter What". Just like a good parent, He will discipline us when we need it to correct us, but He will never stop loving us. We should follow this example with one another. It is true that the world will never "perfect", but that is no reason for us to stop trying to improve our relationships with one another, and in turn improve our world. I also believe it shows that just one person can make a difference. Jesus began it by showing us how to treat one another. Scott showed God's love to Pete. (It reminded of David and Jonathan from the Bible). Then Pete showed it to others and so on. It isn't just a "dream" as some cynic's would have us believe. If you look past the amateur acting, etc. and look at the heart of the movie, I believe you will be pleasantly surprised, and just may learn something of our Heavenly Father yourself. After all, that is what He does for us. :-)


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