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Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story (1993)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 4 May 1993
The take-down of an infamous leader of a small polygamous Mormon fundamentalist group, who ordered assassinations of his opponents.

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Jud Taylor

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Fred Mills
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Dennehy ... Ervil LeBaron
William Devane ... Daniel 'Dan' Fields
Tracey Needham ... Rena
Dee Wallace ... Jackie Fields (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Danny Cooksey ... Isaac
Brian Reddy ... Michael Leary
Michael Watson ... Joshua Kane
Jackie Earle Haley ... Eddie Marston
Philip Abbott
Robert Pine
Michael Cavanaugh
Kale Browne
Daniel Reichert Daniel Reichert
Bradford English Bradford English
Maureen Muldoon ... (as Maureen Pierson)
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The take-down of an infamous leader of a small polygamous Mormon fundamentalist group, who ordered assassinations of his opponents.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Brain wiring 101 .......
2 December 2013 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

William Devane and Brian Dennehy give strong performances in this deranged religious cult leader tale. Based on a true story, the film tries to cover a lot of ground and years, with decidedly mixed results. Some scenes are so rushed, especially at the conclusion that some impact is lost. The followers in this film are simply brain wired pawns for sect leader Dennehy, programed to carry out his grand plan of religious dominance. Devane and Dennehy are the reason to see the film, with the rest of the cast mostly forgettable. For fans of the actors, this is a real showcase. "Prophet of Evil" may have only been a TV movie, but it is definitely worth seeking out. - MERK


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