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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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Miles Utley
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Miranda Young
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Benjamin Rigby
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Brother Milton Long
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Bill Hickman
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Liza Rigby
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Alpheus Young
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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 <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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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 »

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Milton Long: It's easy enough to assassinate a powerful man. The real trick, the art of it, is finding someone else to put the blame on.
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Excellent commentary on the times
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Avenging Angel explores a history of the old West that few outside of Utah will have explored. Granted some liberties have been taken, but the story holds up quite well, an the dialog snaps throughout. Charleston Heston can add Brigham Young to Moses and Ben Hur on his list of major religious figures he has portrayed. Tom Berringer gives a solid performance. James Coburn is brilliant as Porter Rockwell.

From a historic point of view, the storyline may not be entirely true to fact, but Gary Stewart, author of the original novel, grew up in a traditional Mormon family in St. George, Utah. While this specific story may be fictitious, it is based on a tremendous amount of historic fact.


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