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The Best Two Years (2004)

Two pairs of Mormon missionaries from America live in a beaten-up apartment in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Their personalities are distinctly different. Appropriately, the most responsible ... See full summary »

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Scott S. Anderson
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Cast overview:
K.C. Clyde ... Elder John Rogers (as KC Clyde)
Kirby Heyborne ... Elder Hezekiah Calhoun
Cameron Hopkin ... Elder Steven Van Pelt
David Nibley ... Elder Emmit Johnson
Scott Christopher ... Kyle Harrison
Michael Flynn ... President Sandburg
Ineke den Hollander Ineke den Hollander ... Woman on Train
Jaime Anderson Jaime Anderson ... Elder Van Pelt's Girlfriend
Andrea Anderson Andrea Anderson ... Elder Van Pelt's Girlfriend
Alice Lonsdale Alice Lonsdale ... Elder Van Pelt's Girlfriend
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Two pairs of Mormon missionaries from America live in a beaten-up apartment in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Their personalities are distinctly different. Appropriately, the most responsible one, Elder Johnson, is the District Leader and oversees their efforts. His companion, the vain Elder Van Pelt, seeks to become the assistant to the mission president (the top post available) as soon as possible, and he receives letters from three girlfriends he left behind. The capable Elder Rogers has become disillusioned and inattentive to his duties ever since a previous missionary companion returned to America, looked up and married Elder Rogers' girlfriend. As a result he is simply marking time until he returns home in a few weeks time. The three meet Elder Rogers' new companion, Elder Calhoun, in the train station. This new elder is a nerdy but enthusiastic "greenie" that has just arrived from the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Utah. Unfortunately his training did not give him much fluency... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Every moment counts.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Лучшие два года See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpine, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$92,436, 22 February 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,163,450, 17 October 2004
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Color
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Trivia

Scott S. Anderson (the director) used the Dutch members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (which is the religion the movie is centered around) as the extras in the film. These members welcomed the cast and crew into their homes with the same hospitality they extend to missionaries. See more »

Goofs

When Elder Rogers pulls the Book of Mormon from the trash can the title clearly says "Das Buch Mormon", which is German. When he later returns the book to Elder Calhoun the title is written in Dutch. See more »

Quotes

Elder Steven Van Pelt: Get lost?
Elder John Rogers: How'd you mean that? As in, did I? Or you'd like me to?
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Referenced in It's Latter-Day Night! Live Comedy (2003) See more »

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Never Lose Touch
Composed by Michael McLean
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One of my favorite comedies!
2 March 2005 | by zgamerSee all my reviews

I didn't expect much from this movie when I first bought this movie. I had seen "The Home Teachers" and although it was funny (for a Mormon like me), it was totally corny and stupid. But when I watch "The Best Two Years", "The Home Teachers" was erased from my memory. I enjoyed the movie that much.

It was way better than any other Mormon movie I had seen before. The spirit was still strong in it, the characters were interesting, and overall, it was hilarious. I especially enjoyed Elder Calhoun and his nerdy antics. And even better was Elder Rodgers sarcastic remarks and dry, yet witty humor. I don't think any other Mormon movie comes close to this film.


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