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One Good Man (2009)

Father in Israel (original title)
PG | | Drama, Family | 9 October 2009 (USA)
Aaron Young is a good man. But when he suddenly faces new challenges at work, at home, and in church, he is put to the test. Can he rise to the occasion and help the people closest to him?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Threlfall ...
Aaron Young
Cindy Young
Talon G. Ackerman ...
Aley Underwood ...
Amanda Young
Laura Young (as Lindsey Bird-Nielson)
James Wellington
Sam Young
Nick Whitaker ...
Luke Young
Shelby Randall ...
Shelby Young
Andrew Jay Rindlisbach ...
Peter Decker (as Andy Rindlisbach)
Geoff Hansen ...
Victor Decker
Stella McComas ...
Martha Smith
Liz Decker
Curt Doussett ...
Mr. Lyman
Bob Walkingshaw ...
Aaron's Father


Aaron Young is a good man. But even good men can be put to the test. Just when it seems his life can't get more complicated, it does. Pressures with his job are reaching the breaking point, one daughter is struggling to find herself, and another has found a fiancé - complete with future in-laws who are anything but supportive. To top it all off, Aaron has been called to be the bishop of his ward. At this pivotal point in his life, Aaron wonders if anything he does helps the people closest to him. A warm and deeply moving film about the choices and complications of everyday life, ONE GOOD MAN is the story of an unsung hero trying to do the right thing, regardless of the consequences. Written by Anonymous

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Life as a Latter-Day Dad


Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief smoking




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9 October 2009 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Aaron is packing up his desk before potentially quitting his job, the mountains outside his office window are green. This scene is supposed to be set in Utah in December, making those green mountains an impossibility. See more »


References NFL Monday Night Football (1970) See more »


Joy to the World
Music by Lowell Mason
Lyrics by Isaac Watts
Performed by Talon G. Ackerman, Pam Eichner, Maclain Nelson, Shelby Randall, Tim Threlfall,
Aley Underwood, and Nick Whitaker
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moving and memorable
7 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film captures something about the struggles of daily living in a way that is really inspiring. It reminds me a lot of the film "Avalon" in that the touching moments come on slowly but with impact and they are touching because they are based on basic, familial experiences that most families go through.

It is also always refreshing to watch a Mormon film that doesn't feel like a "Mormon film", has real artistic direction and doesn't alienate the non-Mormon viewer with tons of "insider" references that go unexplained. It wasn't overly-didactic or cheesy either even though it had a lot of good messages in it. The film had a really nice flow to it, great acting and it was really beautiful visually. Overall, it was a good, solid film and I think that diverse audiences would relate to it and find it very enjoyable.

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