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Beyond the Gates of Splendor (2002)

A beautifully crafted documentary about five young missionaries who were martyred by a savage tribe of Indians in the mid 1950s and the heroic effort of reconciliation that has followed.

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Jim Hanon

Writer:

Jim Hanon
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Cast

Credited cast:
Steve Saint Steve Saint ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carmela Carmela ... Herself
Dawa Dawa ... Herself
Dayumae Dayumae ... Herself
Frank Drown Frank Drown ... Himself
Kathy Saint Drown Kathy Saint Drown ... Herself
Elisabeth Elliot Gren Elisabeth Elliot Gren ... Herself
Dave Howard Dave Howard ... Himself
Kimo Kimo ... Himself
Olive Fleming Liefeld Olive Fleming Liefeld ... Herself
Christopher Maleki ... King Cyrus
Marilou McCully Marilou McCully ... Herself
Mincaye Mincaye ... Himself
Malcolm Nurnberg Malcolm Nurnberg ... Himself (as Col. Malcolm Nurnberg)
Ompodae Ompodae ... Herself
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Storyline

Set in the Amazon basin of Ecuador, Beyond the Gates of Splendor tells the story of the Waodani, a violent and isolated tribe, and five North American families who contacted them. All five of the North American men were killed (Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Roger Youderian, Pete Fleming, and Ed McCully). Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of one of the men, and Rachel Saint, the sister of another, went to live with the Waodani. Later, Steve Saint, the son of one of the slain men moved his family from Florida to live with the same Waodani family that had killed his father. Written by Brent Green

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a story beyond tragedy... beyond reason... beyond imagination See more »

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent content and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Gates See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,412, 7 November 2004

Gross USA:

$38,307
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The small film team spent 17 days filming interviews in the Amazon basin in Ecuador. They arrived there slowly, as anyone else arrives there. First by bus, then propeller plane, then hours in a canoe. See more »

Quotes

Elisabeth Elliot Gren: We were both Greek Majors. We saw each other every day. Every once in a while he would come along and he'd just slap his books down on the table and he'd sit down next to me and he'd say, "Well, where we were today?" And I said, "Well, What do you mean, 'Where are we?' You know I'm on this page and you're six pages behind or something."
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Alternate Versions

A 40-minute abridged version of the film exists. See more »

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Followed by The Grandfathers (2011) See more »

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wonderful Christian movie for the whole family!
29 October 2005 | by toni-122See all my reviews

i love this movie. great for the whole family. very moving and it gets you thinking about whats really important in life. please watch. I would recommend. And its a true story!!! Its about 5 missionaires who were killed and it shows such compassion and true love between people of all parts of the world. Its inspiring and its amazing how missing missionaries are not even reported anymore and back then it was such a big deal. I think people forget what this country was founded upon. I really didn't think this was going to be any good, but once I started watching it i couldn't stop. Such a wonderful story of some very brave and wonderful missionaries. This is funny,romantic, sad, suspenseful. please watch!


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