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The ButterCream Gang (1992)

| Comedy, Drama, Family | Video
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 overview, first billed only:
Jason Johnson ...
Scott Carpenter
Michael D. Weatherred ...
Pete Turner
Brandon Blaser ...
Eldon Flowers
Jason Glenn ...
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


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.


Comedy | Drama | Family

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Pete Turner: Just remember, in my neck of the woods, there are only two kinds of people, your friends and your enemies.
Scott Carpenter: Is that a threat?
Pete Turner: No, that's a promise.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Devil Times Five (2014) See more »


Dreams Of A Better Day
Music & Lyrics by Kurt Bestor
Performed by Judd Maher
© Black Diamond Publishing
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Ahhh, the good ol' days...
23 December 2003 | by (Salt Lake City) – See all my reviews

It's been a while since I've seen this movie, but it was always one of my favorites. It was primarily filmed in Draper City, Utah, which is where I spent a lot of my childhood days playing. I used to go out in the same fields, parks, and streets as the movie portrayed. I even went down to the tree house that is shown in the movie. If you've seen this movie, you are probably familiar with Draper City, since Utah is where this film was primarily marketed, as one of the feature family films treasures. If you liked this one, another one I would recommend would be `On Our Own', released in 1988. This was also distributed by F.F.F., and is a pretty good movie too.

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