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Saturday's Warrior (1989)

Video  -  Drama | Family | Musical  -  1989 (USA)
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A teenager named Jimmy is growing up and is wondering about his future.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erik Hickenlooper ...
Jimmy
Cori Jacobsen ...
Julie
Davison Cheney ...
Tod
Bart Hickenlooper ...
Wally
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Harold Green (as David Walker)
Marianne Thompson ...
Pam
Marvin Payne ...
Dad
Gay Parvis ...
Mom
Mary Greenwood ...
Shelly
Jared Christensen ...
Benjy
Kelsi Osborn ...
Alice
Matthew Lewis ...
Ernie
Rebecca Tate ...
Emily
Michelle Schaertl ...
Baby Emily
Judy Hibbert ...
Matron
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An ordinary LDS family has a teenager named Jimmy and he wonders about life and what is coming. Jimmy's sister Julie has a boyfriend on a mission who she plans to marry when he gets home. Jimmy's twin sister Pam is handicapped and is confined to a wheelchair and wants to make things good for Jimmy. Jimmy doesn't seem to care about his large family and wants to do his own things. When Jimmy hears his mother is going to have another child, Jimmy is filled with anger and leaves. His family wants Jimmy to return and love him, but Jimmy does not want their love. Written by mountain91

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Drama | Family | Musical

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After Kestler and Green go down to Earth, a voice is heard from off stage saying, "I did goof up once," before the Matron says, "I did goof up once." See more »

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Off Beat Musical With Some Entertaining Qualities
23 March 2004 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

First off, it's upsetting that people watch a movie, but have not SEEN it. I notice other comments state that the plot of this movie is to have as many kids as possible and anything that gets in the way is wrong or is not to God's plan. If you think this, your mind is far from paying attention to movies, let alone real life.

You do not have to be Mormon to understand that this about plans that were made in the past (before mortal life) we're not being met because of teenage defiance. The Mormon stereotype that they all are and have to have large families is in outer space from the truth. It is also irrelevant to the plot of the musical. This family just happens to have planned a large family (pre-mortally). The next thing is its done as if it were a high school musical. It's not broadway material and wasn't meant to be. The main focus was inspiration and how a teenager has to deal with the pressures of peers and the physical world, while trying to understand what it is to have morals. This is definitely what I would call a low end independent work that could have used a little more development. It was not really directed generally and was almost too specific about beliefs, as well. It would have been a lot more understanding to general public if it was geared to the regular person. It can be understood where certain individuals would not accept this movie properly.

A Mormon high school student is confronted with peer pressure and worldly lusts versus his moralistic upbringing that falls like dominoes with bringing contention to the family. He works to find out what needs to be prioritized and what ultimate direction will lead him from his confusion.

Type of movie you'd rent once to, first, see if it has personal appeal. A nice addition to a background video collection.


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