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Messenger of Death (1988)

Wifes and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believes the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn't give any comment on the... See full summary »

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Jastra Watson
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Homer Foxx
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Chief Barney Doyle
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Josephine Fabrizio
Charles Dierkop ...
Orville Beecham
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Willis Beecham
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Zenas Beecham
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Trudy Pike
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Junior Assassin
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Saul
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Wiley
Duncan Gamble ...
Lieutenant Scully
Bert Williams ...
Sheriff Yates
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Wifes and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believes the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn't give any comment on the case, is taken into protective custody. Journalist Smith persuades him to help him in the investigation - and finds out about economic motives for the murder. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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What the cops can't do, he will.

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21 October 1988 (UK)  »

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$3,074,681 (USA)
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This movie was Charles Bronson's second picture outside the 'Death Wish' franchise to feature the word 'Death' in the title. The first was Death Hunt (1981) made and released about seven years earlier. This was also the penultimate movie that featured the word 'Death' in the title for Bronson. The final time would be Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994), where the word appears twice. Bronson made seven movies with this word in the title. See more »

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During the car chase, Smith's car is on the inside of one of the tankers on the first corner out of the tunnel, but in the next shot it's back in the middle of both tankers. See more »

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Garret Smith: [punching the assassin] Bastard child killer!
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Decent film....but it's not really a "Mormon" feud
1 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film has Charles Bronson in its favor, and is fairly well-made. It'a a little unbelievable, but fans of the genre or Bronson should enjoy it. Basically, Charles Bronson is an investigative reporter who investigates the slaying of a man's family, originally under the impression that the slaying was due to religious differences. One thing of minor note...it's not really a feud between different Mormon sects. The LDS Church has banned polygamy, in accordance with federal law, and excommunicates members who practice it. I suppose some might say that all the break-off groups(like the RLDS, FLDS and polygamist clans) can be considered part of a Mormon Religious Umbrella....but that would be kind of like saying members of the Russian Orthodox Church are really Catholic.


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