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Web Exclusive: Why Lex de Azevedo set the 'Saturday's Warrior' film in the 1970s

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Web Exclusive: Why Lex de Azevedo set the 'Saturday's Warrior' film in the 1970s (Photo courtesy Purdie Distribution)

(KUTV) There are several differences between the "Saturday's Warrior" stage play and movie.

But for the newest version, it is still set in the 1970s.

Lex de Azevedo says he kept it that way because the music fits that era better, as well as some of the major themes in the story.

In fact, some of his own personal experiences influenced a major message in "Saturday's Warrior."

He would get a lot of comments about his family of three (almost four) kids while shopping with his first wife at the grocery store.

"It was very common to have college kids checking out at the market say, 'Excuse me, but are all those kids yours? Do you really want all those? Don't you think it's kind of selfish?'" he said. "This was a very common attitude in the 70s more so than it is today."

Some of plot in the movie is also different from the play. Watch the video to hear what some of them are. (Spoiler alert!)

Full Person 2 Person interview

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Lex de Azevedo on the original production of "Saturday's Warrior"

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