Trailer released for 'Saturday's Warrior' remake

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SALT LAKE CITY — If you are a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it's likely that you've seen a variation of this film somewhere before.

"Saturday's Warrior" may have premiered on stage more than 40 years ago, but even a '90s girl like me grew up adoring the film featuring songs many can still recite lyrics to, line upon line.

Before I learned to master the art of iTunes and Spotify playlist making, I put a "Saturday's Warrior" tune on a well-loved mix CD that also included The Beach Boys and "Fiddler on the Roof," if my memory serves me right.

I still remember the feelings of jealousy I possessed toward the girls in my class who got to perform in the stage musical.

On April 1, the Flinders family will once again grace our lives and hearts when the reboot of the 1980s film hits theaters. From the looks of the most recent teaser trailer posted to YouTube March 1, the new film still captures all the old feels. "Saturday's Warrior" creator Lex de Azevedo said he hopes the new film will appeal to a wider audience, but it's still "Saturday's Warrior."

In the trailer, the original song, "Circle of our Love" plays as main character Julie Flinders navigates her love life. The real question is: Will she wait for him?

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