History Film / OnOurOwn

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* PrecisionFStrike: Near the end of the film, in a last ditch maneuver to evade the police, Mitch steals a bus and tries to escape with his siblings. However, the police have already set up a roadblock less than a mile away. When Mitch sees it, his reaction is a short but loud "Shit!". The Feature Films for Families version removes the expletive.

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* PrecisionFStrike: Near the end of the film, in a last ditch maneuver to evade the police, Mitch steals a bus and tries to escape with his siblings. However, the police have already set up a roadblock less than a mile away. When Mitch sees it, his reaction is a short but loud "Shit!". The "Shit!".
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Feature Films for Families version removes the expletive.changes it to [[GoshDarnItToHeck "Gosh!"]]
17th Aug '15 9:12:08 PM ChiliConQueso
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On Our Own is a 1988 direct-to-video live action film about four children, Mitch, Kate, Travis and Lori. You see, their mother has passed away (the father's whereabouts are not mentioned at all, but presumably he is dead too) and now they are trying to run away from the police who are trying to split them up and send them to different children's homes. However, after a bit of a shaky start the kids end up getting money and a car and set out to look for their only family member whom they believe can take care of them, Uncle Jack. However, this is not going to be as easy as they think. This story is told by a grandmother on the other end of the phone while baking a cake (which later turns out to be [[spoiler: a wedding cake for her daughter and Uncle Jack]]). Her granddaughter is telling her the story over the phone. This film is chock full of still moments that are nicely accompanied by 80s synthesizers. Many an 80s and 90s kid remembers this movie, whether it was shown to them in school by a substitute teacher or rented from a local video store via their mother's recommendation. For those that haven't seen it, think ''Film/TheGoonies'' but with a family tragedy and the goal of finding a person rather than a treasure, and less kids.

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On Our Own is a 1988 direct-to-video live action made-for-television film about four children, Mitch, Kate, Travis and Lori. You see, their mother has passed away (the father's whereabouts are not mentioned at all, but presumably he is dead too) and now they are trying to run away from the police who are trying to split them up and send them to different children's homes. However, after a bit of a shaky start the kids end up getting money and a car and set out to look for their only family member whom they believe can take care of them, Uncle Jack. However, this is not going to be as easy as they think. This story is told by a grandmother on the other end of the phone while baking a cake (which later turns out to be [[spoiler: a wedding cake for her daughter and Uncle Jack]]). Her granddaughter is telling her the story over the phone. This film is chock full of still moments that are nicely accompanied by 80s synthesizers. Many an 80s and 90s kid remembers this movie, whether it was shown to them in school by a substitute teacher or rented from a local video store via their mother's recommendation. For those that haven't seen it, think ''Film/TheGoonies'' but with a family tragedy and the goal of finding a person rather than a treasure, and less kids.



* [[AmbiguouslyJewish Ambiguously Mormon]]: Many of the people involved in the film belong to the LDS church, and is reflected in the Robbins children's heavily family-centric stance.
* BrokenAesop: After being purchased by Feature Films for Families, they had added on the scenes with Peggy's mother baking a cake while reacting to Peggy relating the story about the Robbins children to her. If the Robbins children never ran away, they never would have met Peggy -- and Peggy never would have met Jack (who she planned to marry)! However, Peggy's mother maintains that Mitch's necessary acts of theft (in order to keep the family together) were morally wrong -- and she planned to give Mitch an earful, as well as a hug.

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* [[AmbiguouslyJewish Ambiguously Mormon]]: Many of the people involved in the film belong to the LDS church, and is reflected in the Robbins children's heavily family-centric stance.
stance. When Feature Films for Families - a wholly owned subsidiary of the LDS church - got their hands on it, it became even more so (see "Broken Aesop").
* BrokenAesop: After being purchased by Feature Films for Families, they had added on the scenes with Peggy's mother baking a cake while reacting to Peggy relating the story about the Robbins children to her. If the Robbins children never ran away, they never would have met Peggy -- and Peggy never would have met Jack (who she planned to marry)! However, Peggy's mother maintains that Mitch's necessary acts of theft (in order to keep the family together) were morally wrong -- and she planned to give Mitch an earful, as well as a hug.hug.
** This led the director to remove his name from the film - instead using the pseudonym [[AlanSmithee "F.T. Pavlov"]].



* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Glen's plane flying in out of nowhere to stop the police chase, and his very sudden decision to marry Peggy and adopt the kids]].



* ExecutiveMeddling: See Broken Aesop.



* PrecisionFStrike: Yes, in a very christian film. Near the end of the film, in a last ditch maneuver to evade the police, Mitch steals a bus and tries to escape with his siblings. However, the police have already set up a roadblock less than a mile away. When Mitch sees it, his reaction is a short but loud "Shit!"

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* PrecisionFStrike: Yes, in a very christian film. Near the end of the film, in a last ditch maneuver to evade the police, Mitch steals a bus and tries to escape with his siblings. However, the police have already set up a roadblock less than a mile away. When Mitch sees it, his reaction is a short but loud "Shit!""Shit!". The Feature Films for Families version removes the expletive.
27th Sep '14 12:27:27 PM LEDbullet
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Mother's Beetle is never seen again after the scene in the desert. Although it is referenced as part of Peggy's wedding cake, it is unknown if the no-doubt sentimental vehicle is salvaged or abandoned to the elements.
27th Sep '14 12:24:01 PM LEDbullet
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* * CaptainCrash: Mitch can operate a motor vehicle, but apparently cannot stop one. One car barely gets ten minutes of screentime before crashing into a fence, and the other, true to the trope page's description, crashes in the middle of the desert.

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* * CaptainCrash: Mitch can operate a motor vehicle, but apparently cannot stop one. One car barely gets ten minutes of screentime before crashing into a fence, and the other, true to the trope page's description, crashes in the middle of the desert.
27th Sep '14 12:20:58 PM LEDbullet
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* GirlsWithGuns: Peggy carries a pistol and has no problem pointing it at a group of muggers that threaten Mitch and company.
27th Sep '14 12:09:27 PM LEDbullet
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* [[HeroStoleMyBike Hero Stole My Car]]: Not once, not twice, but three times over the course of the film.
27th Sep '14 11:58:35 AM LEDbullet
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* * CaptainCrash: Mitch can operate a motor vehicle, but apparently cannot stop one. He crashes their first car into a cactus one night after falling asleep, and their second car barely lasts ten minutes of screentime before being smashed into a fence. There is a justification in that Mitch does not actually know how to drive; he's barely even old enough to learn.

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* * CaptainCrash: Mitch can operate a motor vehicle, but apparently cannot stop one. He crashes their first car into a cactus one night after falling asleep, and their second One car barely lasts gets ten minutes of screentime before being smashed crashing into a fence. There is a justification fence, and the other, true to the trope page's description, crashes in that Mitch does not actually know how to drive; he's barely even old enough to learn.the middle of the desert.
27th Sep '14 11:56:22 AM LEDbullet
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* TheAllegedCar: Subverted. Their mother's old Bug looks like it is going to die any moment, but only fails the kids when they crash it into a cactus.


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* * CaptainCrash: Mitch can operate a motor vehicle, but apparently cannot stop one. He crashes their first car into a cactus one night after falling asleep, and their second car barely lasts ten minutes of screentime before being smashed into a fence. There is a justification in that Mitch does not actually know how to drive; he's barely even old enough to learn.
27th Sep '14 11:29:59 AM LEDbullet
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* DungFu: After arriving at Uncle Jack's ranch, Mitch gets into a fight with Theresa's son, Rhett. After winning the fight (he breaks Rhett's nose), Travis throws a handful of horse crap that hits Rhett in the back.
--->'''Kate''': Travis, do you have any idea what that was?
--->'''Travis''': .... ...Green Mud?
27th Sep '14 11:19:50 AM LEDbullet
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* PrecisionFStrike: Yes, in a very christian film. Near the end of the film, in a last ditch maneuver to evade the police, Mitch steals a bus and tries to escape with his siblings. However, the police have already set up a roadblock less than a mile away. When Mitch sees it, his reaction is a short but loud "Shit!"
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