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SHOOT: BEHIND THE HIT – THE UNAUTHORIZED, UNTOLD STORY OF SAVED BY THE BELL Films at The Hollywood Theatre in Kitsilano

UPDATE: Behind The Hit: The Unauthorized, Untold Story of Saved By the Bell premieres Labour Day Monday, September 1st, on Lifetime in the U.S. and M3 in Canada.

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What was my first clue that The Hollywood Theatre in Kitsilano had turned into early 1990s California for Lifetime movie Behind The Hit: The Unauthorized, Untold Story of Saved By the Bell? The 1991 movie Hudson Hawk starring Bruce Willis on the billboard. Plus a beater car with a California license plate parked out front. The tell-all movie based on a book by Dustin Diamond, one of the sextet who starred in the TV series from 1989-1993, will reveal what really went on behind the scenes at Bayside High from cast threesomes to drugs and more drugs. Not the wholesome image of their on-screen characters.

Saved by the Bell Unauthorized films lineup into the movie.

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Tiera Skovbye as Elizabeth Berkley who played bookworm Jessie Spano on the show.

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Tiera Skovbye’s cast chair inside the theatre.

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On the left below is Sam Kindseth as Dustin Diamond who played Samuel “Screech” Powers and wrote the tell-all. And on the right, it’s Alyssa Lynch as Tiffani Amber-Thiessen who played girl-next-door Kelly Kapowski.. Just out of frame is Taylor Russell McKenzie as Lark Voorhies who played shopaholic Lisa Turtle.

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UPDATE: Sam Kindseth as Dustin Diamond punches the guy in the middle outside the movie theatre.

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Crew filmed the lineup with a small technocrane and two other cameras.

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Dylan Everett (with blonde hair) as Mark-Paul Gosselaar who played Zack Morris on the show and Julian Works as Mario Lopez  who played A.C. Slater may have been on set but I didn’t spot them among the backgrounders.

Buzzfeed got the first look at the cast for this TV movie. Check out Jaret Weiselman’s post.

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Photo credit: Sergei Backlakov/Lifetime.

Saved By the Bell Unauthorized is expected to wrap filming today and to premiere September 1st on Lifetime.

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