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The Assignment (2010)

After acceptance to a prestigious music school, Eliza's world is rocked when she discovers a shocking mystery about her family.

Director:

Timothy J. Nelson

Writer:

Timothy J. Nelson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Baldwin ... Mr. Clements
Linsey Godfrey ... Eliza
Jake Thomas ... Spencer
French Stewart ... Mr. Price
M. Emmet Walsh ... Mr. Beudreaux
Andrew St. John ... Billy Price
George Newbern ... John Baird
Robert Culp ... Blakesley
Yassmin Alers Yassmin Alers ... Suzie Baird
Joy Jorgensen ... Shelley (as Joy Lauren)
Chelsea Harris ... Mandy
Shannon McKain ... Ronny
Grace Bannon ... Amy
Carole White ... Figgart (as Carole Ita White)
Earl Billings ... Verle
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After acceptance to a prestigious music school, Eliza's world is rocked when she discovers a shocking mystery about her family.

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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

American Fork, Utah, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,400,000 (estimated)
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New Movie Group,New Movie See more »
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Color (Technicolor)| Color
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Robert Culp's final film appearance See more »

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Intriguing family film
25 December 2012 | by gingasnapsSee all my reviews

I just purchased this off Amazon for an amazing price. I was really excited to see this because of Adam Baldwin and I was not disappointed with his role! I loved watching him out of his usual gruff and tough mode playing an enthusiastic and kind history teacher with slight PTSD from Vietnam and a sketchy past. He did a terrific job. Mid movie he gives an amazing speech to the class about Vietnam. The entire cast was good.

I felt the movie cut away from important scenes too fast, even though the clues to Liza's mystery become more and more obvious as the story progresses. It was like walking in on a scene where explanations were already given, so I had to rewind a few times to get the full brunt of them. And what I thought would be some very important turning points, were brushed right past.

The ending was a little disappointing. W/O a spoiler, I expected something more heartfelt, especially after the sweet and dramatic scene with actress Linsey Godfrey (Liza) and Adam. It could've ended right there. But I would've appreciated a certain conversation between Mr. Clemens and Liza, and a reunion of sorts, etc. - Not "Glee" or "High School Musical." But to be fair, music ties in to the characters.

All in all this was enjoyable. There should be more family films made in this vein. If you are looking for a clean film with good values then watch it. And definitely check it out if you're a fan of Adam Baldwin.


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