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The Home Teachers (2004)

PG | | Comedy | 9 January 2004 (USA)
Greg and Nelson are two complete opposites on a mission to complete their Home Teaching on the last day of the month--even if it kills them.

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Kurt Hale
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Credited cast:
Danny Allen ... Billy Bob
Jim Bennett Jim Bennett ... Pat Mori
Jeff Birk Jeff Birk ... Nelson Parker
Michael Birkeland ... Greg Blazer
Emerson Brian Emerson Brian ... Jordan Blazer
Jimmy Chunga ... Phat Cop
Richard J. Clifford Richard J. Clifford ... Johnny Joe
Alex Darrow Alex Darrow ... Mori Kid
Stephanie Darrow Stephanie Darrow ... Mori Kid
Paul Eagleston Paul Eagleston ... Day-dream Reporter
Debbie Ellis Debbie Ellis ... Sister Cooper
Merrily Evans Merrily Evans ... Sunbeam Teacher
Anna K. Findlay Anna K. Findlay ... Lady Cop
Michael Flynn ... Karl
Ruth Hale Ruth Hale ... Funeral Organist
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Stocky Greg's passion is football, and he rounds up his family from their respective church meetings and rushes home just in time to make the kick-off of the Sunday afternoon Vikings game. He has just planted himself in front of his massive television screen scarfing down chicken when his new home teaching companion, Nelson, calls to inform him that he has set an appointment to visit the Mori family in 15 minutes. Mormon males serving as home teachers are admonished to visit with their assigned families once a month, bring them a spiritual message, and provide help as necessary. Nelson, a nerdy "letter of the law" kind of Mormon who will not even purchase gas on a Sunday, intends to visit 100 % of his assigned families every month, and as this is the last day of the month even the many madcap mishaps that start immediately will not deter him from completing his duty despite Greg's griping and attempts to get back to the games. Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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The last day of the month was their first mistake...

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and brief mild language

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Trivia

The Home Teaching program was introduced to the Mormon or LDS Church in 1963, announced by the church leader President David O. McKay. It was practiced for 55 years, with two-man teams home-teaching Mormon families once a month. Then in April 2018, General Conference, the church leader President Russell M. Nelson officially announced that the home-teaching program would be retired and be replaced with a program called Ministering, which serves family members' needs. See more »

Connections

References Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) See more »

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Nearer, My God, To Thee
Written by Sarah F. Adams and Lowell Mason
Performed by The Rockamatics
Courtesy of Tim Fullmer and Flying Pig Records
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For non-Mormons, that one is
27 December 2005 | by dafaliasSee all my reviews

Like all HaleStorm productions Home Teachers is a satirical, sometimes cynical view on Mormon life, but unlike "Singles Ward" and "The R.M." You do not have to know too much about the Mormon culture to find this movie funny. There is a lot of Chris-Farley-like screaming total destruction of things, slapstick humor as well as two great stand-up comedians in the leads, complementing each other perfectly. The standup quality of the two leads can best be seen in the outtakes on the DVD, where Jeff Birk especially does some bits that are totally out of his character, deliberately ruined the take, but are a lot of fun to watch now. So if You want a humorous look at the Mormon culture, or just watch a clean, stupid comedy, go for this movie. If You want a more serious approach and/or a brilliant thriller, go for Brigham City.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

9 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Echo, Utah, USA See more »

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Budget:

$425,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,494, 11 January 2004

Gross USA:

$203,917

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$203,917
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