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The Avenging Angel (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Western  -  22 January 1995 (USA)
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Miles Utley is a professional Mormon commando/bodyguard who is forced to turn renegade and to question his faith as he investigates a scandal involving assassination and land speculation.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Utley
Miranda Young
Benjamin Rigby
Brother Milton Long
Bill Hickman
Liza Rigby
Alpheus Young
Andrew Pike
Tracey Ellis
Jonathan Parker
Miles Feulner ...
Josh Heaton


Revisionist western about a freelance bodyguard hired to protect a Mormon prophet from a gang of would-be assassins in 19th Century Utah. Written by Jonathan Broxton <>

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They trained him to shoot. To ride. To kill. He was the hunter. Now, he's the hunted. (Video USA) See more »




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22 January 1995 (USA)  »

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The film is not entirely fictitious: Brigham Young was president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he did have a home in St. George. See more »


Bill Hickman: Blood atonement. That made it easy. Save a wicked man's soul by spilling his blood and raise you own self up in the process. Salvation for the victim, exaltation for the slayer. A good deal for both parties.
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Fictitious yet not entirely untrue
26 March 2008 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Yes this film was based on a fictitious figure yet cannot be written off as untrue. There was an organization known as the Danites and no Joseph Smith did not immediately disband them and condemn them, in fact, he attended some of the meetings. He did disband them once he saw the true scope of activities and he excommunicated the band leader Joseph Avaard, however, Orrin Porter Rockwell, who is portrayed in the movie, was indeed a member of the Danites and was Joseph and Brigham's personal body guard. I feel the movie was more about Porter than Miles Utley and Bill Hickman was also real. In fact, Miles was about the only character who was made up. The attempts against Brigham's life were real and the internal leadership struggles were real. The Mountain Meadow Massacre is a perfect example of the type of nervous hair trigger leadership that prevailed in the early days of the church after the martyrdom of the prophet and the cowardly murder of P.P.Pratt in Arkansas. Though Grigham was exonerated for the attack on the Arkansas wagon train, the crime was perpetrated by leaders of the local church concerned about the wagon train proceeding to California, raising a militia and returning bent on sacking the outlying Mormon communities. They mercilessly murdered men women and children thinking the general leadership would condone the act but were seriously flawed in their judgment. This movie gives us a glimpse into the paranoid mentality of the epoch and I think it is well worth the time to watch.

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