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In the lead up to the 1956 Olympic games, a group of missionaries are tasked with helping the fledgling Australian basketball team compete in their first ever Olympics, and in doing so, unite a nation still coming to grips after the war.
Elder Condie meets Elder John H. Groberg on the boat to Australia, and Elder Groberg tells him he's getting off at Tonga. The story of Elder Groberg's missionary experiences is told in the film The Other Side of Heaven (2001).
You're doing what you love son, and that's good too. Your brothers would be proud.. all of them.
The painting seen in the missionaries' apartment (Del Parsons' "Christ in Red Robe") was painted in 1983. A painting in the mission president's office showing Jesus Christ with a child (Greg Olsen's "In His Light") was painted in 1999. Olsen's portrait of Jesus "The Gentle Healer" also appears in the mission president's office. All of these were created decades after the film's mid-1950s setting.
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