5.0/10
67
3 user 2 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 (HD) with Prime Video

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Detective Joe Garvey is called in to a mysterious case: a ballerina has been slayed on stage during a performance, it seems she didn't even fight. At her house Garvey finds her 14 years old... See full summary »

Director: Richard Danus
Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Drew Barrymore, Illana Diamant
Paper Hearts (1993)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Henry deserted his wife (Jenny) and daughters (Samantha and Kat) over a year ago leaving them with debts that jeopardize retaining the old family home. Henry returns during the weekend of ... See full summary »

Director: Rod McCall
Stars: James Brolin, Sally Kirkland, Pamela Gidley
Thriller | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A young woman joins a photo shoot on a tropical island as a model and falls for the artist. Dad, who's a cop, arrives to check up on her. When one of the models ends up dead, he looks into it. Are the models being used for sex tourism?

Director: David Irving
Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Jeffrey Meek, Marisa Berenson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Haunted by his experiences in the Vietnam War, a young man returns home and has trouble adjusting back to civilian life, his family and his stern father.

Director: Emilio Estevez
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kathy Bates, Martin Sheen
Cold Front (1989)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

An American cop teams up with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman and together they uncover a plot to hide international terrorists in Vancouver.

Director: Allan A. Goldstein
Stars: Martin Sheen, Michael Ontkean, Kim Coates
Miracle in the Wilderness (TV Movie 1991)
Adventure | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jericho and Dora Adams, along with their infant son, are captured by American Indians seeking revenge for Jericho killing the chief's son. The chief intends raising the Adams' son as his ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin James Dobson
Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Kim Cattrall, John Dennis Johnston
Biography | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

This is a pseudo autobiography of disco's The Village People.

Director: Nancy Walker
Stars: Ray Simpson, David Hodo, Felipe Rose
Hear No Evil (1993)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Jillian Shanahan, a deaf woman, becomes the target of a ruthless and corrupt cop. The cop is looking for a stolen coin, which he plans to keep for himself. A journalist briefly acquires the... See full summary »

Director: Robert Greenwald
Stars: Marlee Matlin, D.B. Sweeney, Martin Sheen
Songwriter (1984)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Doc Jenkins is a singer/songwriter who tries to leave his singer/songwriter roots to be a music "mogul", and gets tangled up in a bad publishing deal. He enlists a team of cronies, ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rudolph
Stars: Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Melinda Dillon
Rollover (1981)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An Arab oil organization devises a plan to wreck the world economy in order to cause anarchy and chaos.

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Hume Cronyn
Sandino (1990)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The US tried to occupy Nicaragua in 1927. General Cesar Augusto Sandino and his guerrillas begin armed resistance.

Director: Miguel Littin
Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Joaquim de Almeida, Dean Stockwell
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An American athlete and a Russian gymnast meet just before the Moscow Olympics and fall in love.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, David Keith, Richard Lawson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jessica Cameron
Jay Richardson ...
Matthew Cameron
Cameron Marcarelli ...
Stephen Cameron
Amber Marcarelli ...
Amy Cameron
Caroline Jones ...
Sally Lewis
...
Alex Grabowsky
...
Brett Levin (as Jason Adams)
...
Dan Logan (as Bruce Jenner)
Linda Thompson ...
Kathy Logan
Lee Menning ...
Girl at Party
Monika Ramirez ...
Amelia Sanchez
...
Judge May (as Joe Campanella)
...
Ben Reid
...
Bobby
...
Reggie
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Intencje  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It might be a Christian propaganda film, but it's not all bad
4 July 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – 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.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Original Intent (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?