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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 »

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Kurt Hale
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Cast

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 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
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Returned Missionary See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$130,352, 2 February 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,111,615, 28 September 2003
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

When Jared puts up the ad for his engagement ring on the billboard, his phone number is listed as 867-5309, which references the Tommy Tutone song "Jenny (867-5309)." This phone number also appears in the other Halestorm films "The Singles Ward" and "Church Ball." See more »

Goofs

The front door of the Phelp's home changes in color from pink to green in different scenes. See more »

Quotes

Jared: But...
Brigham: Butts are for chairs pal.
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No animals were harmed in the making of this film...except for that dog - stupid dog! See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Mobsters and Mormons (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

I Need Thee Every Hour
Words by Annie S. Hawkes
Music by Robert Lowry
Arranged and Performed by The Debra Fotheringham Band
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Returning To Reality
20 November 2003 | by agoodn2See all my reviews

In the film "The R.M.", Jared Phelps, played by Kirby Heyborne, returns home from a two-year mission for his church. Out in 'the field' Jared lived the life of a missionary, teaching and preaching a spiritual message to complete strangers. When Phelps finally returns home, he finds that maybe he should have stayed out in the field. Upon his arrival to the airport, Jared finds no one there waiting for him. No friends. No family. No one. A bit disappointed, he justifies this by saying to a stranger: "My mom is probably just getting some flowers." His return to his house is even worse. He goes home, or at least to where home was two years ago, when he left for his mission, but his family has moved! Finally, upon arriving to his 'new' house, he learns that his family thought his return date home was a month later, his mom is pregnant with her seventh child, and the family now has a Tongan foreign exchange student living in the house and sleeping in Jared's bedroom. This is hardly the homecoming Jared anticipated. Not only that, but also after only a few days of being home, he finds out that he has lost his job, and his girlfriend is engaged to someone else. How awful! The movie continues with things that go wrong in Jared's post-mission life. After much prayer, Jared tries to adjust to life as a returned missionary.

The critical intention of director Kurt Hale was to show the audience how missionaries adjust to their lives after their missions, when they have to enter back into reality. The critical technique is obvious through the secondary characters, inside humor, and minor background music that help to make the movie greater.


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