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A love story set during a tense encounter between a wagon train of settlers and a renegade Mormon group.

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A story set against the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the film is based upon the tragedy which occurred in Utah in 1857. A group of settlers, traveling on wagons, was murdered by the native Mormons. All together, about 140 souls of men, women and children, were taken. Amidst this, two young lovers-to-be, one a Mormon and the other one of the doomed settlers from Arkansas, develop a relationship in an atmosphere of suspicion and rancor. Written by Ploy P.

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The untold story of an American tragedy.

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Drama | History | Western

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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24 August 2007 (USA)  »

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Crime ao Amanhecer  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$635,000 (USA) (24 August 2007)

Gross:

$1,066,555 (USA) (7 September 2007)
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Nancy Dunlap (the "woman in pants who carries a gun") died in the massacre, not before. So did her husband, Lorenzo, who is said to have died before the movie's action takes place. See more »

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Brigham Young was born in rural Vermont, but in the film he is played by a British actor with a prominent and proper British accent. See more »

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Love Will Still Be There
Performed by Lee Ann Womack
Arranged and Produced by Steve Dorff
Written by Steve Dorff, Eric Kaz, Roger Cain
(p) 2007 MCA Nashville
Courtesy of MCA Nashville
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Hollywoodised version of a dreadful event
20 December 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie recently with an open mind and with no idea of Mormon history. After seeing the movie I then read as much as I could find on the actual event before writing this comment.

This movie is a hollywoodised version of events that did happen, no one is disputing that it happened, the comments on this site who have slammed the movie and given it 1 star seem to be those who are either Mormons or Mormon sympathisers who don't like the truth being openly told.

Without the hollywoodised love story and the "too" clean travelers the movie seemed to follow accounts of what happened reasonably accurately in my eyes.

From what I have read about the event I think the makers were right in making it look like a cover up by the Mormons, we have to remember that religious leaders had great say in how things are done in societies of the time, and unfortunately still do today.

As has happened many times in history, a scapegoat is often used to cover up the misdeeds of those in higher authority.

See the movie with an open mind then do the research and make up your own mind about who should have been punished here.

I give this movie an 10 out of 10 to counter all the misguided 1s that have been given, but my true rating would be a 6.


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