Cast fights, tension in teaser released for 'Saved by the Bell' movie

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We all dreamed of being Bayside Tigers when we were kids, wishing we could hang out at The Max after school -- even taking a trip to the principals office seemed fun if you were going to see Mr. Belding.

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Cast fights, tension in teaser released for 'Saved by the Bell' movie

Dustin Diamond - Samuel 'Screech' Powers

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Dustin Diamond - Samuel 'Screech' Powers

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Dustin Diamond - Samuel 'Screech' Powers

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Dustin Diamond - Samuel 'Screech' Powers

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Lark Voorhies - Lisa Turtle

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Lark Voorhies - Lisa Turtle

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Lark Voorhies - Lisa Turtle

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Lark Voorhies - Lisa Turtle

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Saved by the Bell Cast

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar - Zachary 'Zach' Morris

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar - Zachary 'Zach' Morris

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar - Zachary 'Zach' Morris

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar - Zachary 'Zach' Morris

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Mario Lopez - Albert Clifford 'A.C.' Slater

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Mario Lopez - Albert Clifford 'A.C.' Slater

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Mario Lopez - Albert Clifford 'A.C.' Slater

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Elizabeth Berkley - Jessie Spano

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Elizabeth Berkley - Jessie Spano

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Elizabeth Berkley - Jessie Spano

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Elizabeth Berkley - Jessie Spano

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Tiffani Thiessen - Kelly Kapowski

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Tiffani Thiessen - Kelly Kapowski

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Tiffani Thiessen - Kelly Kapowski

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Tiffani Thiessen - Kelly Kapowski

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Dennis Haskins - Mr. Richard Belding

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Dennis Haskins - Mr. Richard Belding

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Dennis Haskins - Mr. Richard Belding

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Dennis Haskins - Mr. Richard Belding

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Saved by the Bell Cast

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SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'From Nurse to Worse' Episode 16 -- Air Date 12/15/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Nancy Valen as Jennifer, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'From Nurse to Worse' Episode 16 -- Air Date 12/15/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'From Nurse to Worse' Episode 16 -- Air Date 12/15/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'Screech's Woman' Episode 5 -- Air Date 09/16/1989 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zachary 'Zack' Morris, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'No Hope with Dope' Episode 21 -- Air Date 11/30/1991 -- Pictured: (l-r) Audience and Cast -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank
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Sadly, art does not seem to imitate life. Lifetime just released a teaser from the upcoming original movie "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story" showing a miserable cast of teens. In the clip Lisa Turtle and Kelly Kapowski shove each other during a promotional photoshoot, all while Screech Powers bickers with AC Slater.

This is the first real look fans are getting of the film that is making waves among the former cast members. The film is said to be based in part on Dustin Diamond's controversial book 'Behind the Bell'. The book illuminated major tensions among cast members, fights, sexcapades and even drug use.

Dustin opened up to HuffPost Live in December of 2013 and said that the book was mostly fiction at the hands of a ghostwriter. Even calling parts of the book "odd to read."

Diamond's mea culpa didn't cut it for Zach Morris. This week 'Franklin and Bash' stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer sat down with HuffPost Live and were asked about Dustin Diamond and the Lifetime movie. They did not hold back.

"We're not involved," Gosselaar told host Caitlyn Becker. "No one came to us and asked for our involvement."

It was his TNT co-star Breckin Meyer (you might remember him from a little movie called Clueless) that really let loose on Screech.

Gosselaar went on to agree that, though he hadn't read the whole book, everything he heard about it is very negative which he can't relate to.

"I don't remember those things," he said. "My experience on the show was very positive. That's why when people say 'oh you don't like talking about it' -- I don't mind talking about it. I just don't really remember that time but also anything I do remember was extremely positive."

At least one thing is for certain: Lifetime's unauthorized film is 100% unauthorized according the show's biggest star.

"The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story" premieres Monday September 1st at 9pm.

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