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The Home Teachers (2004)

PG | | Comedy | 9 January 2004 (USA)
Stocky Greg's passion is football, and he rounds up his family from their respective church meetings and rushes home just in time to make the kick-off of the Sunday afternoon Vikings game. ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Billy Bob
Jim Bennett ...
Pat Mori
Jeff Birk ...
Nelson Parker
Greg Blazer
Emerson Brian ...
Jordan Blazer
Phat Cop
Richard J. Clifford ...
Johnny Joe
Alex Darrow ...
Mori Kid
Stephanie Darrow ...
Mori Kid
Paul Eagleston ...
Day-dream Reporter
Debbie Ellis ...
Sister Cooper
Merrily Evans ...
Sunbeam Teacher
Anna K. Findlay ...
Lady Cop
Ruth Hale ...
Funeral Organist


Stocky Greg's passion is football, and he rounds up his family from their respective church meetings and rushes home just in time to make the kick-off of the Sunday afternoon Vikings game. He has just planted himself in front of his massive television screen scarfing down chicken when his new home teaching companion, Nelson, calls to inform him that he has set an appointment to visit the Mori family in 15 minutes. Mormon males serving as home teachers are admonished to visit with their assigned families once a month, bring them a spiritual message, and provide help as necessary. Nelson, a nerdy "letter of the law" kind of Mormon who will not even purchase gas on a Sunday, intends to visit 100 % of his assigned families every month, and as this is the last day of the month even the many madcap mishaps that start immediately will not deter him from completing his duty despite Greg's griping and attempts to get back to the games. Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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The last day of the month was their first mistake...



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and brief mild language


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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$47,494 (USA) (9 January 2004)


$196,123 (USA) (2 April 2004)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Expectations surpassed
25 June 2004 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised at how the majority of these reviews are so negative. Perhaps it's based in large part on expectations, but I came into the movie expecting pretty much the same caliber of film that I'd seen from these film makers before, and I was pleasantly surprised that they had raised the bar. My wife and I both noticed that production values are much better for this movie than the other 'Mormon' films we'd seen. The lighting, sound, and music seemed very well done. Of course, I realize that production doesn't count for much if the script is a dog, but I felt this film came through on that account as well. No, we weren't rolling in our seats with laughter, but there was good chemistry between the two leads, and I never felt myself cringing (as I find myself in many movies) thinking, "no one talks like that" or "that's not something somebody would say." They kept it pretty real...over-the-top in humor, but real in its characterizations. Perhaps the best compliment that I can give is that this film was funnier than the last few so-called blockbuster Hollywood comedies that I've seen. Well done. I may be watching this one again.

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