Quints
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GenreComedy
Drama
Screenplay byMatthew Weisman
Directed byBill Corcoran
StarringKimberly J. Brown
Daniel Roebuck
Elizabeth Morehead
Robin Duke
Shadia Simmons
Jake Epstein
Don Knotts
Voices ofStephen Fitzmaurice
J. Stanley Johnston
Timothy Pearson [1]
Theme music composerMichael Tavera
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producerStanley M. Brooks
ProducerNicholas Tabarrok
CinematographyMichael Storey
EditorMartin Nicholson
Running time83 minutes
Production companyOnce Upon a Time Films
Original release
NetworkDisney Channel
ReleaseAugust 18, 2000 (2000-08-18)

Quints is a 2000 Disney Channel Original Movie starring Kimberly J. Brown as the older sister of a set of quintuplets.[2][3]

One of the quints was played by Kimberly J. Brown’s real-life brother Dylan Brown.[4]

Plot

8th grader Jamie is an only child who is overwhelmed by her parents strategist personalities. Her world soon turns upside down after her mother gives birth to quintuplets (Quints). They are overwhelmed with caring for five newborns and hire a live in nanny named Fiona. After realizing they can’t afford to keep paying Fiona, they accept an opportunity to have their babies be the face of a diaper brand. The representative from the company named Albert, starts to devise plans to keep the family and babies relevant and in the news to upkeep their popularity. In doing so, he tries to keep Jamie out of any publicity and not mention her as part of the family.

The parents become so consumed with the diaper company, they start to neglect Jamie’s needs. At the recommendation of her school’s art teacher Mr. Blackmer and best friends Zoe and Brad, she agrees to join her school’s art club as an outlet. Jamie soon finds out she excels at art and truly loves it. She begins preparing for an upcoming art show by drawing portraits of each baby to surprise her parents. As the art show approaches, Albert tells Jamie’s parents they are invited to a ceremony where they will be named Parents of the Year by the Governor (played by Don Knotts). Discovering the event is the same night as her art show and realizing her parents forgot all about it, she is heartbroken and proceeds to destroy her art.

Soon after, one of her baby siblings Adam, falls ill and she rushes to the hospital. He ends up being ok and the event puts everything into perspective for Jamie. She reveals to her parents how she’s been feeling and that she found her true self and what she wants in life. Her parents then fire Albert after he concocts a plan to replace the sick baby with a stand in at a future publicity event, and again outright suggests to Jamie life is all about the quints.

Jamie then offers to babysit the quintuplets while her parents go to their event. Upon arriving the parents discover the Governor wanted the babies to be there. With the help of her art teacher, a bus, and a biker gang, they get the babies to the event. The governor then tells Jamie his drivers could drive her home or anywhere she’d like to go. She then decides to go to her art show where she arrives just in time to win an award for best art display. To Jamie’s surprise, her parents, siblings and the Governor, show up on stage immediately after she is handed her award.

Cast

References

  1. ^ https://www.tvguide.com/movies/quints/cast/2000118806/
  2. ^ Cox, Stephen; Marhanka, Kevin (2008). The Incredible Mr. Don Knotts. Cumberland House. p. 180. ISBN 9781581826586.
  3. ^ Merrill, Allison McClain (2022-12-21). "What I Learned Watching 100 Disney Channel Original Movies". www.today.com. Retrieved 2024-02-11.
  4. ^ "Former Disney Channel Actress Reveals 'Quints' Co-Star is Her 'Real Life Brother'".