The Challengers (CBC TV film)

Infobox Film
name = The Challengers


image_size = 200px
caption = VHS cover
director = Eric Till
producer = Ralph Endersby
writer = Clive Endersby
starring = Gema Zamprogna
Gwynyth Walsh
Eric Christmas
music = Eric N. Robertson
cinematography =
editing =
distributor = Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
VHS video release: Triboro
released = 14 October 1990
runtime = 97 min.
country = CAN
language = English
budget =
followed_by =
amg_id = 1:124378
imdb_id = 0097038

"The Challengers" is a 1990 family television film that was produced by Lauron Productions for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097038/ The Challengers (1989) at IMDB] ] It stars Gema Zamprogna (best known for her role on "Road to Avonlea"), Gwynyth Walsh and Eric Christmas. The film features the song "Somehow I'll Find My Way Home".

The film was first broadcast in Canada on 14 October 1990 through CBC Television. [cite news | title=Charming TV movie about growing up | page=E2 | publisher="Ottawa Citizen" | date=14 October 1990 | first=Tony | last=Atherton ] BBC One aired the film in the United Kingdom on 3 August 1993. [ [http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/488876?view=transmission BFI: "The Challengers" transmission details] ] The film also had frequent showings on The Disney Channel. [Disney Channel Magazine, various months] Triboro Entertainment provided the video release on VHS. [ [http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/124378/The-Challengers/details "New York Times": The Challengers] ]

Plot

After her father dies, Mackie and her mom move to a new town. As she makes new friends, she discovers a band she wants to join. The only problem is, the band consists of only boys and no girls are allowed. She comes up with the idea to dress like a boy to join the band and be part of "The Challengers". Balancing out between dressing up as a guy in the band and a being normal girl with her best friend Jenny is harder than she thought.

Main cast

*Gema Zamprogna...Mackie/Mac Daniels
*Gwynyth Walsh...Angie Daniels
*Eric Christmas...Zack
*Steven Andrade...Jonathan
*Martin Smits...Carroll
*Matthew Beckett...Lennon
*Sarah Sawatsky...Jenny Blair

References

ee also

* "Road to Avonlea"

External links

*imdb title|id=0097038|title=The Challengers
*amg title|id=1:124378|title=The Challengers
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MITZW0h0j3A "The Challengers" Trailer]


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