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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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Every Dream Has A Price

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Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »
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21 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Fé e Glória - O Sonho Americano  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$2,024,854 (USA) (7 April 2006)
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Shot back-to-back with The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided (2006) See more »

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Joshua Steed: Marry me.
Jessica Roundy: Fine.
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Followed by The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided (2006) See more »

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Breathtakingly Beautiful
19 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had been looking forward to seeing this movie forever. Finally, I stepped into that theater, and was totally taken back.

The characters in the movie were very good, especially Joseph Smith (Jonathan Scarfe) and Joshua (Eric Johnson.)

This movie was filled with deep, painful, and warming emotions that made you want to grab a box of Kleenex and wipe their tears away. It was truly remarkable.

The early Mormon Saints went through very hard times, and this movie clearly shows it. It also shows how a family can be stretched and split so many ways.

Yet, the Steed family and the Mormon Church are not about to give up, because they know that "Every Dream has a Price."


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