The Challengers
VHS cover
Directed byEric Till
Written byClive Endersby
Produced byRalph Endersby
StarringGema Zamprogna
Gwynyth Walsh
Eric Christmas
Music byEric N. Robertson
Distributed byCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
VHS video release: Triboro
Release date
  • 14 October 1990 (1990-10-14)
Running time
97 min.

The Challengers is a 1990 family television film that was produced by Lauron Productions for CBC Television.[1] It stars Gema Zamprogna (best known for her role on Road to Avonlea), Gwynyth Walsh and Eric Christmas. The film features the Jon and Vangelis song "I'll Find My Way Home".

The film was first broadcast in Canada on 14 October 1990 through CBC Television.[2] BBC One aired the film in the United Kingdom on 3 August 1993.[3] The film also had frequent showings on The Disney Channel.[4] Triboro Entertainment provided the video release on VHS.[5]

It was shot in Winnipeg and Stonewall, Manitoba.


After her father dies, Mackie and her mom move to a new town. As she makes new friends, she discovers a band she wants to join. The only problem is, the band consists of only boys and no girls are allowed. She comes up with the idea to dress like a boy to join the band and be part of "The Challengers". Balancing out between dressing up as a guy in the band and a being normal girl with her best friend Jenny is harder than she thought.


See also


  1. ^ The Challengers (1989) at IMDB
  2. ^ Atherton, Tony (14 October 1990). "Charming TV movie about growing up". Ottawa Citizen. p. E2.
  3. ^ BFI: The Challengers transmission details
  4. ^ Disney Channel Magazine, various months
  5. ^ New York Times: The Challengers