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The Best Two Years (2004)

Two pairs of Mormon missionaries from America live in a beaten-up apartment in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Their personalities are distinctly different. Appropriately, the most responsible ... See full summary »




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Cast overview:
Elder John Rogers (as KC Clyde)
Elder Hezekiah Calhoun
Elder Emmit Johnson
Kyle Harrison
President Sandburg
Ineke den Hollander ...
Woman on Train
Jaime Anderson ...
Elder Van Pelt's Girlfriend
Andrea Anderson ...
Elder Van Pelt's Girlfriend
Alice Lonsdale ...
Elder Van Pelt's Girlfriend


Two pairs of Mormon missionaries from America live in a beaten-up apartment in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Their personalities are distinctly different. Appropriately, the most responsible one, Elder Johnson, is the District Leader and oversees their efforts. His companion, the vain Elder Van Pelt, seeks to become the assistant to the mission president (the top post available) as soon as possible, and he receives letters from three girlfriends he left behind. The capable Elder Rogers has become disillusioned and inattentive to his duties ever since a previous missionary companion returned to America, looked up and married Elder Rogers' girlfriend. As a result he is simply marking time until he returns home in a few weeks time. The three meet Elder Rogers' new companion, Elder Calhoun, in the train station. This new elder is a nerdy but enthusiastic "greenie" that has just arrived from the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Utah. Unfortunately his training did not give him much fluency... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements

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Release Date:

20 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Лучшие два года  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$92,436, 22 February 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,163,450, 17 October 2004
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Many of Elder Van Pelt's grammatical corrections are incorrect. See more »


Elder Steven Van Pelt: Get lost?
Elder John Rogers: How'd you mean that? As in, did I? Or you'd like me to?
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Referenced in It's Latter-Day Night! Live Comedy (2003) See more »


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Greatest LDS Movie Since "Gods Army"
26 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I just got back from seeing this and I loved it! This movie had it all, hilarious moments, inspiring and emotional storytelling, great acting, and even a great scenic background of the Netherlands! This movie shows the hardships a missionary faces and the reasons why people go on missions in the first place! Some major high points were Kirby Heyborne who showed that he had range and could come to be a really great actor for LDS cinema. I also loved Scott Christopher who didn't over act or become a burden, in fact he was definitely a highlight in this movie! I went to this movie with a lot of returned missionaries and they all could relate to the story. I suggest this movie to all those who want a see a movie that is fun to watch and one that everyone can enjoy! I hope that these kind of movies continue to be made!

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