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The Award

"The Award"
TEXT from Video Front Cover

Based on a real-life incident.

The Award

They were popular.
They were the football team.
They decided to choose the ugliest girl in school
and give her "The Award."
You'll never guess what happens unless you see...
The Award.

"The Award"
TEXT from Video Back Cover

THE AWARD, based on a story by Jack Weyland.

The Award is a story about some team-mates of a high school football team who decide to present an "award" to the "Ugliest Girl in School."

Based on a real-life incident, the film bears a strong message for youth about moral values, and about compassion for people who are different than themselves. A warm and moving human interest production. For homes, classrooms, libraries, firesides. Of interest to all faiths.

Original music and lyrics.
Color/345 minutes. [sic: actually 45 minutes]
Produced by Donna Dick
Cypress California Stake

Distributed by
Thomson Productions, Inc. & 800-226-0155

"The Award"
OPENING credits as they appear in the film

Cypress California Stake of the
Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints


The Award

Screenplay by
Corey Sprague
Debbie Hofstedt

Based on the story
"The Award"
by Jack Weyland
from the November 1979 New Era.

Copyright (c) 1979 by
Corporation of the President
of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints
Used by Permission

Edited by
Robert Erickson

Produced by
Tom Bay
Donna W. Dick

Directed by
Tom Bay

"The Award"
CLOSING credits as they appear in the film


Kevin Steven Astle
Craig Donovan Hollman
Colleen Lyn Whitbeck
Mary Beth Cheryl Pence
Rocko Roy Dickinson
Coach Bob White
Swenson Robert Wiegand
Philip Randy Peterson
Mitch Corey Sprague
Mr. Burns Edmund T. Cox
Mrs. Burns Dale Lake
Bert Justin M. Grant
Shelly Amie Jones
Mr. Graham Otto Merket
History Teacher Margaret Phillips
Homeroom Teacher Donna W. Dick
Cindy Michele Tatka
Carla Maria Elizabeth Acevedo
Sports Caster Christopher Williamson
Studious Boy Mark Johnson
Bishop William W. Wynder
Howard Durran Fewkes
Kathy Tiffiny Bay
Julie Allison Holtsclaw
Teresa Kristina Suzanne Larsen
Cashier Laura K. Perry
Organist Judith Guthrie
Chorister Jo Bay

Unit Manager Dale Lake
Script Supervisor Vickie Grant
Head Cameraman Brent Kesler
Boom Operator Robert Dixon
Assistant Dario Camargo
Gaffer Tom Bloom
Assistant Peter Johansen
Make-up Robin Bloom
Assistant Lilie Gahr
Hair Dresser Robin Bloom
Wardrobe Jean Hartman
Public Relations Ruth Davis
Location Advance Paul Kotter
Pat Kotter
Property Master Elizabeth Follett
Assistant Sue Carney
Set Dresser Elizabeth Follett
Casting Supervisor Rhonda Skousen
Casting Assistants Barbara Jones
Jody Boulton
Linda Weinstock
Arlis Whitmore
Vickie Turner
Pamela Warren
Sally Perry
Insurance Len Whitacre
Attorneys William W. Wynder
Grant L. Hubbard
Special Wardrobe Kennedy High Athletic Dept.
Cypress High Athletic Dept.
Production Secretary Janice L. Triplett
Post Production Yale Video Inc.
Anaheim, Ca.
Sound Mix Candlewick
Hollywood, Ca.
Publicity Photographer Mel Skousen


written by
John David Hopkins
Tom Hopkins
Rod Shadox

(Always a Lady)
Music & Lyrics by
Rod Shadox

(The Night is Lonely)
Music by
Tom Hopkins & Rod Shadox
Lyrics by
Rod Shadox

(Open Up Your Heart)
Music & Lyrics by
Rod Shadox

Keyboard & Synthesizer John David Hopkins
Guitar Tom Hopkins
Bass Jim Donica
Drums Mark Evans
Lead Vocals Rod Shadox
Back-up Vocals Tom Hopkins & Rod Shadox
Audio Engineer Mark Evans
Recorded at That Studio
Hollywood, Ca.

Special Thanks to:
Stan & Joan Edwards
Miss Ameria Pageant
Anaheim Union High School Dist.
Western High School
Handel Stadium
Kennedy High School
Cypress High School
Kennedy High Cheerleaders
La Mirada Mall
Noah's Ark Video Arcade
President & Mrs. Boyd Lake
Magnolia School Dist.
Sir Baden-Powell School
Bob & Donna Workman
Vickie Erickson
Jo Bay
Carla Kesler
Lisa Yale

This production was filmed in
cooperation with
Group W Cable

Copyright (c) 1985
Cypress California Stake
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints

Webpage created 1 March 2003.