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
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The script required composer Sam Cardon
to write an original period violin piece that the character of Lydia McBride would play. He anticipated that Tiffany Dupont
, who plays Lydia would just act like she was playing for the camera and then they would mix the sound in for the final cut. But by mere chance, Tiffany Dupont majored in violin at the University of Georgia and she ended up playing the piece live for the camera. See more
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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
Gross USA: $3,347,647
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $3,347,647
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