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The Avenging Angel (1995)

Not Rated | | Western | TV Movie 22 January 1995
Miles Utley is a professional Mormon commando/bodyguard who is forced to turn renegade and to question his faith as he investigates a scandal involving assassination and land speculation.

Director:

Craig R. Baxley

Writers:

Gary Stewart (novel), Dennis Nemec (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Miles Utley
James Coburn ... Porter Rockwell
Fay Masterson ... Miranda Young
Kevin Tighe ... Benjamin Rigby
Jeffrey Jones ... Brother Milton Long
Tom Bower ... Bill Hickman
Leslie Hope ... Liza Rigby
Daniel Quinn ... Alpheus Young
Andrew Prine ... Andrew Pike
Lisa Banes ... Rebecca Heaton
Drew Snyder ... Will Heaton
Tracey Ellis ... Hannah Parker
Charlton Heston ... Brigham Young
Patrick Gorman ... Jonathan Parker
Miles Feulner Miles Feulner ... Josh Heaton
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Revisionist western about a freelance bodyguard hired to protect a Mormon prophet from a gang of would-be assassins in 19th Century Utah. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angelos ekdikisis See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film is not entirely fictitious: Brigham Young was president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he did have a home in St. George. See more »

Goofs

After Miles kills Alpheus and checks his pulse and declares him dead Miles rides off and they zoom in and you can see Alpheus's chest rising and falling with each breath so he's breathing still. See more »

Quotes

Utley: You know, Alpheus, the problem with polygamy is that when you've had 27 wives and 56 children, one's just bound to turn out as dirt-stupid and pig-ugly as you.
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Excellent commentary on the times
15 February 2007 | by robertf-13See all my reviews

Avenging Angel explores a history of the old West that few outside of Utah will have explored. Granted some liberties have been taken, but the story holds up quite well, an the dialog snaps throughout. Charleston Heston can add Brigham Young to Moses and Ben Hur on his list of major religious figures he has portrayed. Tom Berringer gives a solid performance. James Coburn is brilliant as Porter Rockwell.

From a historic point of view, the storyline may not be entirely true to fact, but Gary Stewart, author of the original novel, grew up in a traditional Mormon family in St. George, Utah. While this specific story may be fictitious, it is based on a tremendous amount of historic fact.


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