Issue with some external swf AS

i have a section in my flash animation that when a button is pressed, it transtitions from one extrenal swf to another. i used a tutorial from here.

the problem is that, when i press another button, the first external swf that is loaded, plays instead of the second one.

this is what i am doing:

i have some external swfs set up that animate here is the code that i use for them:


that is on the last frame of the external swf.

now, i have some buttons that are nested inside a movie clip that operate the external swfs. here is the AS that i am using for those:

on (release) {
if (_root.currMovie == undefined) {
_root.currMovie = “cramer”;
} else if (_root.currMovie != “cramer”) {
if (pcontainer._currentframe >= pcontainer.midframe) {
_root.currMovie = “cramer”;;

also, i have a frame script that calls up the first selection:

_root.currMovie = “cramer”;

i’m not sure what the problem is. i’ve recreated this in a new movie, and it works. i’m thinking that it has something to do with the way that i need to label my MC within the AS, but i’m not sure on how or where to put it.