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The Work and the Glory (2004)

 -  Romance | Drama  -  21 January 2005 (USA)
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Recently moved to upstate New York from the comfort of their Vermont homestead, the Benjamin Steed family makes their way into the established social structure of Palmyra. In their attempt ... See full summary »

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Mary Ann Steed
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Lydia McBride
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Melissa Steed / Narrator
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Recently moved to upstate New York from the comfort of their Vermont homestead, the Benjamin Steed family makes their way into the established social structure of Palmyra. In their attempt to settle peacefully into the new community, they discover that the help they have hired to clear their land is at the center of a religious controversy - a controversy that threatens to tear the family apart. As two of the Steed brothers contend for the favor of a wealthy merchant's daughter, they find themselves on opposite sides of the religious question. Although the family struggles to smooth the contention, they soon face deeper issues of family loyalty and the pursuit of truth. Written by SD

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One Man....A Remarkable Vision; One Family....A Desperate Struggle

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Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and violence
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21 January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pillar of Light: The Work and the Glory  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$251,145 (USA) (26 November 2004)

Gross:

$3,347,439 (USA) (13 May 2005)
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Trivia

The script required composer Sam Cardon to write an original period violin piece that the character of Lydia McBride would play. He anticipated that Tiffany Dupont, who plays Lydia would just act like she was playing for the camera and then they would mix the sound in for the final cut. But by mere chance, Tiffany Dupont majored in violin at the University of Georgia and she ended up playing the piece live for the camera. See more »

Goofs

While Joseph Smith chases through the woods, cords from the boom mic come into full view for almost two seconds. See more »

Quotes

Hyrum Smith: You really need to stop beating everybody in stick pull.
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Followed by The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided (2006) See more »

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Well done for the first volume
25 November 2004 | by (Orem, UT) – See all my reviews

An enjoyable movie. The story is well told with very few exceptions, and the characters are moving and likable. Good sets, very good period work, and very good acting from all involved. Also nice creativity in directing the film. It generally felt like a quality cinematic work, and it did a good job of eliciting emotions and spirit.

I actually would've preferred another 20 minutes or so to help develop the characters a little further. The pace was good and the story engaging; there were just so much to tell, that at times one would've liked to see or know more.

I particularly liked the Joseph Smith portrayal - well and tastefully done.

I hope this one does well enough to warrant an even better budget for the next installment.


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