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Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration (2005)

Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration focuses on some of the events during the life of Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, which was both filmed and distributed ... See full summary »

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Gary Cook
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Credited cast:
Nathan Mitchell Nathan Mitchell ... Joseph Smith
Tayva Patch Tayva Patch ... Lucy Mack Smith
Rick Macy ... Joseph Smith Sr.
David Nibley ... Alvin Smith
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Talon G. Ackerman Talon G. Ackerman ... Tom - Wooden Horse Boy
Joseph Batzel Joseph Batzel ... Edward
Dallyn Vail Bayles Dallyn Vail Bayles ... Hyrum Smith
Matthew Bellows ... Kirtland Mob Leader / Irish Bully (as Matthew Flynn Bellows)
Joel Bishop ... Parley P. Pratt
Roger Blomquist Roger Blomquist ... Kidnapper #3 Wagon Driver
Scott Christopher ... Alexander Doniphan
Catherine Elizabeth Cook Catherine Elizabeth Cook ... Mary Rowberry
Ammon Cunningham Ammon Cunningham ... Dock Worker
Cam Deaver Cam Deaver ... Jesse Crosley (as Cameron Deaver)
Krisha Deaver Krisha Deaver ... Hannah Crosley
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Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration focuses on some of the events during the life of Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, which was both filmed and distributed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Written by luke thompson

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The story of an American colonizer, and religious leader.


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This film is based on a true story. See more »

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Joseph Smith: Shall we not go on in so great a cause?
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Praise to the Man
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Written by William W. Phelps
Performed by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
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Why not include more about Joseph Smith's controversial statements?
18 February 2010 | by ingleseeuuSee all my reviews

I think the film is educational. However, it fails to treat the issue which sparked so much controversy: plural marriage. Also, the film fails to reveal what the LDS church espouses. Big opportunity was missed to tell the world what they actually believe. I could not get a clear idea of what it is LDS views are on central topics of religion.

I have many LDS friends and they are nice people. Would have been nice to get a clearer picture of how they view their prophet's more controversial statements. Maybe these statements are just too controversial to be treated in a film format, but it would have been great to hear the whole story of Joseph Smith's truly interesting life. After all, it gives insight into American thought on religion in the 18th century. Hope they do some documentaries on this fascinating subject, allowing historians to comment on Smith's life. We may have a Mormon president some day. After all, Smith ran for president.


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USA

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English

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My Servent, Joseph See more »

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