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

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Western  |  21 October 2005 (USA)
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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 ... 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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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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The first LDS film to receive a major theatrical release on its opening weekend (not just limited to Salt Lake City and then expanding wider if it does well) See more »

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Benjamin Steed: Are you willing to give up your family for Joseph Smith?
Martin Harris: Are you willing to give up yours for a piece of land?
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Great story!
19 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen both of the Work and The Glory movies, and neither one disappointed! Even if you are not particularly interested in the Mormon church, this is a story from history; it is not meant to convert you, only to share the story. The events portrayed did happen, (call it a vision, call is a prophecy, call it too much to drink; this tells how it all started) and it is nice to get an insight into how this group began. It not only tells the story of Joseph Smith, but of those who followed him, and those who did not. There were parts that made me laugh and a few that made me cry. You become a part of the families portrayed feeling their joy as well as their pain. There is some violence which is probably where the PG-13 comes in, so I am not sure I would let the kids sit through this one--it may raise more questions than answers. This is one of those movies that draws you right in from the start and holds you till the very end. I was hooked after part one and now I am eagerly awaiting part 3!


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