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Original Intent (1992)

PG | | Drama | Video 13 May 1992
A lawyer accepts to defend a homeless shelter from a forced eviction by a corporation. His hard work starts taking a serious toll on his family.

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Jessica Cameron
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Matthew Cameron (as Jay Richardson)
Cameron Marcarelli ...
Stephen Cameron
Amber Marcarelli ...
Amy Cameron
Caroline Jones ...
Sally Lewis
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Alex Grabowsky
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Brett Levin (as Jason Adams)
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Dan Logan (as Bruce Jenner)
Linda Thompson ...
Kathy Logan
Lee Menning ...
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Monika Ramirez ...
Amelia Sanchez
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Judge May (as Joe Campanella)
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Ben Reid
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Bobby
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Reggie
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A lawyer accepts to defend a homeless shelter from a forced eviction by a corporation. His hard work starts taking a serious toll on his family.

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Shot in 1989, not released until 1992. See more »

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It might be a Christian propaganda film, but it's not all bad
4 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

ORIGINAL INTENT, a straight-to-video drama from 1992, might be a Christian propaganda film but it's not all bad. The story is straightforward enough, as a crusading lawyer joins forces with the owners of a homeless shelter who are currently battling the legal demands of a developer intent on razing the place to the ground and building expensive apartments in its stead.

Where this film shines is in the moral dilemmas it sets out to the characters. It turns out that the protagonist's wife actually works for the guy who's planning to build the redevelopment, so there's a conflict of interests between the two and one which quickly bubbles over into their marriage. Meanwhile, other characters get bogged down in the legalities of it all, and there are cheesy songs on the soundtrack and an expectedly heartwarming ending.

The cast boast performances from a typically gruff Kris Kristofferson, a cameo from Martin Sheen, and a nice role for Robert DoQui, a favourite of mine for his performance as the tough chief of police in ROBOCOP. Everything plays out here exactly as you'd expect, but ORIGINAL INTENT is surprisingly well made and engaging for what it is.


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