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The Avenging Angel (1995)

Not Rated | | Western | TV Movie 22 January 1995
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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Andrew Pike
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Jonathan Parker
Miles Feulner ...
Josh Heaton
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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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22 January 1995 (USA)  »

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Angelos ekdikisis  »

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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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After Miles kills Alpheus and checks his pulse and declares him dead Miles rides off and they zoom in and you can see Alpheus's chest rising and falling with each breath so he's breathing still. See more »

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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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Fantastic movie about early mammon persecutions
10 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have the video and I watch it quite often and have found it to be remarkably accurate for the period. Mr. Berenger if a perfect choice for the part. Although one of the reviewers errantly listed Brigham Young as founder of the Mormon Church, the movie is great. I would gladly recommend this movie to any and all who is interested in early American history. The period dress is accurate and the persecutions that the Mormon people were suffering is amply displayed as well as the needed response to those persecutions. Charleton Heston is a wise choice for the part of Brigham Young and supposedly was the only choice of the director and producers.


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