Crimes and Mister Meanors

DVD Release: October 26, 2015
Crimes and Mister Meanors


Young teenager Jake Harvard is less than thrilled when he learns he is going to stay with his uncle in suburban Washington D.C. for the summer. Upon arrival, he discovers his Uncle Benny runs a detective agency but is an inept bumbler, and business hasn’t been good. Jake meets Kat Adams, a girl his age and the estranged daughter of a U.S. Congressman. Their friendship is in its very early stages when a distraught woman named Lola Meanors pays a visit to Benny’s office and seeks help in finding her missing husband. Jake and Kat are intrigued, and when Benny refuses to take the case, they decide to investigate secretly on their own. The two quickly find themselves in the middle of a major conspiracy that has claimed the lives of several scientists at a secret government facility and threatens to end theirs as well. A climactic face-off at one of Washington’s oldest landmarks sets the stage for the return of Mr. Meanors and offers a glimpse into what made America’s founders so great. This family-oriented feature film teaches lessons on the how exceptional America is, as a direct result of the God-given freedom outlined in the Declaration of Independence. It recognizes God as a necessary part of our nation.

Dove Review

Jake is always spying on his neighbors, because they might have a secret for him to crack. His parents decide to go on a little vacation over seas and send him to his Uncle Benny’s for the summer. By this point, he has heard stories about his uncle that make him think that the trip will either be boring, or he might get into trouble.

When he arrives in the suburbs of Washington D.C., he finds that he may be able to use his talent in detective work to help Uncle Benny out of his financial troubles. Jake makes a new friend, Kat, and together they find themselves entangled in a conspiracy in which they have to save the country.

It is a charming story of adventure, mystery, and detective work, but most of all it’s message centers on the importance of helping family and those around you. We are proud to award the Dove Faith Friendly Seal for all ages to “Crimes & Mister Meanors.”

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Teenage couple hug
Language: none
Violence: Men with machine guns; young man picks lock on hospital door; teenagers chased, caught and handcuffed; woman points gun at kids; guys with guns; man threatens to shoot girl; shots fired at boy; woman holds boy at gun point
Drugs: none
Nudity: none
Other: Siblings argue; teenage boy makes faces out a bus window; young man states he does not believe in God; time travel; bad choices


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Writer: Jason Prisk
Director: Jason Prisk
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 92 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe