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Child Bride of Short Creek (1981)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  7 December 1981 (USA)
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Partially based on the true events surrounding a rural religious cult in the American Midwest, and how the members' children suffered for their parents' fanaticism.

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Dramatization of the lives of the people of Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah, collectively known as "Short Creek," a community made up of members of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, a Mormon separatist group practicing child marriage and polygamy. Written by JoJo

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Many of the locals of Hurricane were used as extras and other cast members. See more »

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This is a good coming of age film
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I have seen this film twice and have wanted to add it to my collection of personal favorites, but so far it has not been shown again on T.V. and is hard to find in DVD/VHS format. The movie stars a very young Diane Lane and Helen Hunt (i.e. before they were famous) with a then up and coming young star Christopher Atkins (a.k.a. Blue Lagoon heart-throb). The plot was full of melodrama about a polygamist cult and a young man falling for a young woman betroth to his father. What was most engaging about the film was no matter what the environment, that timeless boy-girl true love dynamic was in play. If the movie focused more on the injustices and immoralities of polygamy than love; I think something in this heart-warming film would have been lost. After all that is what documentaries are for, not movies of the week.


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