Seventeen Again

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Seventeen Again
Seventeen Again DVD.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd
Produced by Brandon Bates
Darlene Mowry
Stewart St. John
Written by Stewart St. John
Starring Tia Mowry
Tamera Mowry
Mark Taylor
Tahj Mowry
Hope Clarke
Music by Christopher Franke
Shawn Stockman
Cinematography John P. Tarver
Edited by Jeffrey Cooper
Production
company
Tri-Ess Productions
Distributed by Showtime Networks
Release dates November 12, 2000
Running time 97 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Seventeen Again is a fantasycomedy film. It first aired on Showtime on November 12, 2000, and was released on DVD on April 9, 2002. The films stars Sister Sister's Tia & Tamera, and their brother Tahj Mowry from Smart Guy. The film was directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd.

Plot[edit]

When the Donovan family moves from California to Connecticut, 17-year-old Sydney (Tia Mowry) finds it is not easy being in a new town away from her old friends. However, she soon develops a crush on a classmate while trying to compete with his older sister, who dislikes her and criticizes her anyway she can. Her 12-year-old genius brother Willie (Tahj Mowry) is happy as long as he can tinker in his lab with his increasingly complex experiments. Willie is convinced he can defeat the aging process, and while devising an experimental anti-aging formula, he accidentally spills some on a bar of soap.

When his grandmother Cat (Hope Clarke) mistakenly uses the tainted soap, she's transformed into a 17-year-old (Tamera Mowry). Her ex-husband Gene (Robert Hooks) follows suit, and is also returned to his teenaged self (Mark Taylor).

Cat and Gene are having a fine time reliving their youth and enjoying the thrill of teenage romance, but there's a fly in the ointment—Willie learns his formula could have deadly side effects, and now he must discover an antidote to return his grandparents to their older but healthy bodies. At the end of the movie, Gene asks Cat to marry him again after their crazy experience. Cat says yes. The film was edited, cutting several scenes, to be viewed on Disney Channel.

Cast[edit]

Production notes[edit]

Seventeen Again was executive produced by Boyz II Men member Shawn Stockman. Stockman also served as the film's music composer.

Seventeen Again was filmed on location in Toronto, Canada. The school scenes were filmed at Eastern High School.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Recipient
2000 American Black Film Festival Won Best Work in Progress Jeffrey W. Byrd
2001 Young Artist Award Nominated Best Family TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series - Cable
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Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy) - Leading Young Actress Tia and Tamera Mowry
Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy) - Supporting Young Actor Tahj Mowry

Reception[edit]

Seventeen Again has a 6.3/10 rating on the Internet Movie Database.

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