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The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014)

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After being cast in the hit teen sitcom Saved by the Bell (1989), six unknown young actors must deal with the Hollywood spotlight and the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny.

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Ron McGee (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Kindseth ... Dustin Diamond
Dylan Everett ... Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Alyssa Lynch ... Tiffani-Amber Thiessen
Tiera Skovbye ... Elizabeth Berkley
Taylor Russell ... Lark Voorhies (as Taylor Russell McKenzie)
Julian Works ... Mario Lopez
Andrew Moxham ... Peter Engel
Kendall Cross ... Sharon Harris
Ken Tremblett ... Dennis Haskins
Manny Jacinto ... Eric
Sean Campbell ... Dustin's Father
Adam Greydon Reid ... Brandon Tartikoff
Andrew Herr ... Brian Austin Green
Alannah Berry Alannah Berry ... Violet
Kevin O'Grady ... Assistant Director
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"The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story" delves into the experiences of six unknown young actors placed into the Hollywood spotlight, exposing the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny while trying to maintain the squeaky clean image of their popular characters both on and off-screen. Written by Lifetime

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Canada

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English

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1 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Alyssa Lynch and Dylan Everett have both played versions of Dean Winchester in the TV show "Supernatural" See more »

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In the auditions scene just after you see Elizabeth and Tiffani-Amber bonding, the call back sheet shows a character being called back for the Jessie Spano role yet this role isn't made until they can't decide between Elizabeth and Tiffani-Amber for the Kelly role. See more »

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References Saved by the Bell (1989) See more »

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Written by Elliot Straite
Performed by Bell Biv DeVoe
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Campy and Silly Like the Real Show
17 March 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This "unauthorized" telling of the events from the hit television show Saved By the Bell is based on the book that was written by Dustin Diamond (Screech) and centers on his unhappy time filming the show.

THE UNAUTHORIZED SAVED BY THE BELL STORY is a rather strange film on a number of levels. If you grew up watching the show like I did then you know it was rather corny and campy and those two words are how I'd describe this television movie. I say that because the movie really doesn't get into the darker elements of the story and it's rather silly when you think that some of the real-life people were upset about the movie. In all honesty, this is a pretty tame look at the events that were going on behind-the-scenes.

With that being said, since the movie was made Diamond has came out and said that a lot of the book was made up so perhaps that's why certain elements didn't make it into the film. For the most part this was a decent made-for-television film that will have some appeal to fans of the show. We learn that Diamond was basically unhappy while making the show because he wasn't treated the same way as other cast members and his "dork" character wasn't able to get ladies. What this movie is basically saying is that pretty people have it easier than ugly ones.

As far as the casting goes, the producers went to great trouble to make sure their young cast looked like the people they were playing. Performances were okay but certainly nothing special. I doubt the producers were looking for Oscar-winning performances but instead people who could at least make the viewers feel you were watching the real characters. The story isn't the strongest thing that I've seen but then again this is a TV movie for Lifetime.

On the whole, there's really nothing special or great about this film but it should appeal to fans who want to relive some of the campy moments from the show.


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