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Baptists at Our Barbecue (2004)

Longwinded, USA: a small but divided, feuding town of 262 Mormons and 262 Baptists. One man will try anything to end the ridiculous feud, bring the town together, and keep the peace-loving girl of his dreams from leaving town.


Christian Vuissa




Credited cast:
Steve Anderson Steve Anderson ... Clark Bender (as Steven Wayne Anderson)
Heather Beers ... Charity
Wayne Brennan Wayne Brennan ... Brother Stolt
Katherine Brim Katherine Brim ... TV Reporter (as Katherine Swigert)
Jan Broberg ... Tartan's Mom (as Jan Broberg Felt)
Bonnie Burt Bonnie Burt ... Sister Hatch
Michael Anthony Christian Michael Anthony Christian ... Orvil
Tyson E. Dewsnup Tyson E. Dewsnup ... Town Resident; Barbecue Guest; Soccer Player
Bernie Diamond Bernie Diamond ... Fern (as Bernie M. Diamond)
Patrick Eugene Donahue Patrick Eugene Donahue ... Heber
Jake Patrick Evans Jake Patrick Evans ... Little Lehi
John Foss ... Howard
Alex Gerrish Alex Gerrish ... Alex Hatch
Frank Gerrish ... Conroy Hatch
Deborah E. Graves Deborah E. Graves ... Mrs. Holden


"Baptists at Our Barbecue" is the comedic story of the small town of Longwinded, USA, a divided, feuding town of 262 Mormons and 262 Baptists. It's also a love story, about one man who will try anything to end the ridiculous feud, bring the town together, and keep the peace-loving girl of his dreams from leaving town. Written by Anonymous

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262 mormons, 262 baptists, heaven help us.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements and mild violence

Did You Know?


When Charity (Heather Beers) and Tartan (Dan Merkley) are stuffing flyers for the barbecue in mailboxes, two names are visible on the mailboxes: Ludwig Einklang, the film's editor, and Tomasz Debowski, from the film's art department. See more »


Charity: Have you ever met people like these here in Longwinded?
Tartan Jones: I like them, they're not afraid to be themselves.
Charity: They should be, a little.
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Silly, but Good Clean Fun
31 July 2005 | by sidunrauSee all my reviews

Not really a great movie, or a great use of talent, and the portrayal of the Church and the situation in the town was unbelievable and ridiculous, BUT: it had its very funny moments, and was clean. The underlying theme of getting along and resolving differences by bringing people of varying ideas together was apt and even noble. I'm a Mormon and I know my Baptist cousins are taught at we (Mormons) are going straight to hell, but they are still accepting of me and my family. Hence, to an extent, the movie rings true.

Just a note to the critics: This isn't a statement about Mormon doctrine or the grander social wars in our world or in American culture; this movie is, obviously, mostly an insider (to Mormons) poke-fun-at-ourselves type of movie. No reason to get all uppity about whether the movie took upon itself the most appropriate disparate subcultures of Christianity, or whether Mormons could truly accept anyone but others so (from the outside) similar.

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Release Date:

8 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eat, Drink, and Get Married See more »

Filming Locations:

Oak City, Utah, USA See more »


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,184, 10 October 2004

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