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The Work and the Glory II: American Zion (2005)

PG-13 | | Drama, Western | 21 October 2005 (USA)
In November of 1833, the state of Missouri turned a blind eye as hundreds of its peaceful inhabitants were hunted down and driven from their homes in the dead of night. Against this ... See full summary »

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In November of 1833, the state of Missouri turned a blind eye as hundreds of its peaceful inhabitants were hunted down and driven from their homes in the dead of night. Against this impending strife, a young man with a divine vision leads a people against the aggression of an anti-hero with a vulnerable past. With more than two million copies sold, the second volume of Gerald N. Lund's epic series The Work and the Glory now brings a pivotal moment in American history to the big screen. "The Work and The Glory: American Zion" sets the story of the fictional Steed family against the historically factual backdrop of the Mormon people's move into the West. Divided by their diverse reactions to a nascent ideology, the Steeds struggle to hold together as the strength of their convictions and their filial bonds are tested. The stirring narrative of the faith that led a persecuted people to Missouri and beyond is one of the most poignant untold tales of American history. It is the account of ... Written by Anonymous

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Fé e Glória - O Sonho Americano  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

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$524,698 (USA) (21 October 2005)

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$2,024,854 (USA) (7 April 2006)
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Based on the second book in the series, "Like A Fire is Burning" See more »

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Joshua Steed: Marry me.
Jessica Roundy: Fine.
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Follows The Work and the Glory (2004) See more »

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Very entertaining historical fiction
2 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I personally loved this movie and would recommend it to anyone. It is historical fiction so it has a fictional family, the Steeds, who are plunked down in the middle of actual events that happened in the United States in the early to mid-1800's. It is true that the events surround the starting of the Mormon church, but it is non-threatening and not preachy at all. It simply portrays the events of that time and the feelings and actions of the people surrounding it. It shows how people reacted from many different angles and I think it is very well done and brilliantly cast. I just love the actor who plays Joseph Smith! I do think that all the actors were cast really well. This second movie has a different person acting as Lydia, Emma Smith, and Martin Harris. I had a hard time with that as I was too used to the actors from the first movie, but they do not have big rolls in this movie so I was able to get past it. All in all I thought it was one of the best movies I saw in 2005 and plan to run right out and buy the DVD the first day it comes out!


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