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The R.M. (2003)

Jared Phelps (Kirby Heyborne) has completed two years of full-time missionary service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His mission president has promised him that he ... See full summary »


Kurt Hale




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirby Heyborne ... Jared Phelps
Daryn Tufts ... Basketball Player
Will Swenson ... Kori Swenson
Britani Bateman Underwood ... Kelly Powers (as Britani Bateman)
Tracy Ann Evans Tracy Ann Evans ... Emma Phelps
Merrill Dodge Merrill Dodge ... Brigham Phelps
Michael Birkeland ... Dewey
Maren Ord Maren Ord ... Sariah Phelps
Big Budah Big Budah ... Humu
Curt Doussett ... Defense Attorney
Wally Joyner Wally Joyner ... Brother Colin Jensen
Jericho Road Jericho Road ... Prison Band
Gary Crowton Gary Crowton ... Bishop Andrews
Rulon Gardner ... Good Samaritan
Larry H. Miller Larry H. Miller ... Car Dealer


Jared Phelps (Kirby Heyborne) has completed two years of full-time missionary service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His mission president has promised him that he will be blessed for his service, and he thinks he has it all worked out. His girlfriend has waited for him. His boss promised that he could have his old job back, and he has already sent his application to BYU. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong. His girlfriend dumps him. His losses his job, and he isn't accepted to BYU. Then, it gets even worse, and he has to decide if choosing the right is worth all the trouble. Written by Erin Howarth

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A film about choosing the right...when everything goes wrong. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


When Jared first finds out Molly's fianc√©'s name, he says, "His name's Kirby? That's not a even a name." The actor who plays Jared is named Kirby. See more »


In Jared's new bedroom, the boom mic is visible outside the window. See more »


Jared: But...
Brigham: Butts are for chairs pal.
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Crazy Credits

No animals were harmed in the making of this film...except for that dog - stupid dog! See more »


Spoofs Johnny Lingo (1969) See more »


I Hope They Call Me On A Mission
Words and Music by Newel Kay Brown
Arranged and Performed by Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand
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Good but not what people were expecting
10 February 2003 | by RockClimberSee all my reviews

I think a lot of people have seen "Single's Ward" by the same writing/production team and expected "The R.M." to be the sequel. I know that I went under that impression, so it came as quite a surprise when the same ol' cast from Single's Ward were playing very different parts. It was a good movie that very much reminded me of an LDS version of the "Meet the Parents" (Nothing seems to go right). While there were many funny scenes that most any returned missionary could relate to, the film seemed to try to take the R.M. stereotypes a little to the extreme. I felt the plot suffered a little just to get a laugh. All in all I enjoyed the movie and hope that the Hales continue to put out films. If you're LDS and you want a good laugh I don't think you can go wrong with this one.

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Release Date:

31 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Returned Missionary See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$130,352, 2 February 2003

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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