Recently moved to upstate New York from the comfort of their Vermont homestead, the Benjamin Steed family makes their way into the established social structure of Palmyra. In their attempt to settle peacefully into the new community, they discover that the help they have hired to clear their land is at the center of a religious controversy - a controversy that threatens to tear the family apart. As two of the Steed brothers contend for the favor of a wealthy merchant's daughter, they find themselves on opposite sides of the religious question. Although the family struggles to smooth the contention, they soon face deeper issues of family loyalty and the pursuit of truth.
One Man....A Remarkable Vision; One Family....A Desperate Struggle
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and violence
21 January 2005 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Pillar of Light: The Work and the Glory
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Opening Weekend USA: $251,145,
28 November 2004, Limited Release
Gross USA: $3,347,647
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Did You Know?
The Erie Canal flows down Main Street of Palmyra, New York. Because the movie was shot in Tennessee, production designers actually built an artificial Erie Canal down the middle of the 19th century Main Street they had built. See more
Nathan states to Joshua that Sunday, October 3, is their Ma's birthday, but if the movie took place in the year 1827, October 3 is a Wednesday. Otherwise, it means the movie took place in 1824, or possibly the futures of 1830 or 1841. See more
Now, about those gold plates...
You said there weren't any gold plates.
No, I said I don't have them. And I don't.