This multi-plotted film focuses on young Jimmy, the oldest child of a large LDS family and his struggles in choosing his parents' faith--particularly in regards to adding more children to their large family--or popularity with the world. A large subplot deals with his younger sister and her romance continued from premortality.
From the DVD cover: "The musical SATURDAY'S WARRIOR has been embraced by millions world-wide as an intimate stageplay.
"Now this compelling story of family devotion, teenage distraction and premortal promises is romantically and humorously portrayed on DVD, in a production of matchless quality, stunning performances and rich Dobly sound.
Bring SATURDAY'S WARRIOR into your home and the Music, the Magic and the Message will never leave your heart."
outside_resources: Lex De Azevedo, Pop Music and Morality Chapter One.
Eugene England, "The Dawning of a Brighter Day".
Michael Hicks, "The Beautiful and the Darned".
This is one of the most important LDS videos ever made, this was adapted from the 1974 play, arguably the best-known LDS play in existence. The video version has inherited the play's popularity, becoming the only-known version to another generation of Latter-day Saints. Despite its importance, many Church members take issue with its doctrine and dramatic/musical quality. Some controversy surrounded its production.
The opening credits, featuring children of the filmmakers and their friends, is the only portion not directly related to the stageplay.
The DVD has an extended making-of documentary (made in 2000) and other special features.