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The Book of Mormon Movie, Volume 1: The Journey (2003)

The story of Lehi and his wife Sariah and their four sons: Laman, Lemuel, Sam, and Nephi. Lehi leaves Jerusalem because he prophesied unto the people concerning the destruction of Jerusalem... See full summary »

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Nephi's Wife
Bryce Chamberlain ...
Lehi
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Sariah (as Jan Broberg Felt)
Ron Frederickson ...
Ishmael
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Sam
Todd Davis ...
Zoram
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Richard J. Clifford ...
Lucan
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Nephi's Sister 2
Jim Bishoff ...
Angel #1
Paul Cheney ...
Lucan's Friend
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Ishmael's Son 3
Melanie Deters ...
Zoram's Wife
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The story of Lehi and his wife Sariah and their four sons: Laman, Lemuel, Sam, and Nephi. Lehi leaves Jerusalem because he prophesied unto the people concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, and they sought his life. He journeys into the wilderness with his family. He sends Nephi and his brethren back to Jerusalem after the brass plates and the family of Ishmael. The sons and daughters of Lehi marry the sons and daughters of Ishmael. They take their families and continue into the wilderness. Ishmael dies in the wilderness. They come to the sea. Nephi's brethren rebel against him. He confounds them, and builds a ship. They cross the sea to the promised land in the Americas. Lehi dies in the promised land. Nephi's brethren rebel against him again. Nephi departs again into the wilderness. Written by a fan of LDS Cinema

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2600 years ago, one family began a remarkable journey and set the course for a latter-day faith. This is their story.

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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12 January 2004 (Germany)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$56,021 (USA) (3 October 2003)

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$1,098,224 (USA) (28 November 2003)
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The first cut of the film was 2 hours 40 minutes long. The final cut is 120 minutes long. See more »

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Lehi's family use Bactrian (two-humped) camels, which are native to the Gobi desert and the steppes of Central Asia. The camels should have been dromedary (one-humped) camels, often called Arabian camels. See more »

Quotes

[about Nephi]
Lemuel: Good thing he has us to look out for him.
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Referenced in The Singles 2nd Ward (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Forever We'll Be
Performed by Jessica Giauque
Music and Lyrics by Jessica Giauque, Joseph Marshall, Tom Hopkins
Vocals by Emily Giauque, Lexi Giauque, Zack Wilson, Jaremy Hill
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Misses the Mark; see Work & the Glory instead
5 December 2004 | by (Lindon, Utah) – See all my reviews

I really wanted to like this movie; I love The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. But the movie was like watching a low-budget play. The musical score, which I heard prior to seeing the movie, seemed moving, dramatic and even beautiful. But the movie missed the mark.

ON THE OTHER HAND: those interested in celebrating (or even investigating) Mormonism would be FAR BETTER SERVED watching "The Work and the Glory" - which, while not as doctrinally "heavy" as the Book of Mormon Movie intended to be (and failed), is at least beautifully filmed, well-acted and is simply not painful to watch.

BTW I enjoy the Genesis Project effort to put OT & NT stories on film, sticking to the text. I'm not just against putting scriptural stories on film per se. But this "project" needs more work, and especially more thought.


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