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The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided (2006)

Joshua Steed returns to Missouri a wealthy man with a beautiful wife; however, the past has a way of catching up. Soon Joshua is tangled in a web of rumors, deception and betrayal that ... See full summary »

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Gerald N. Lund (novel), Matt Whitaker (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Hennings ... Benjamin Steed
Brenda Strong ... Mary Ann Steed
Eric Johnson ... Joshua Steed
Alexander Carroll ... Nathan Steed
Brighton Hertford Brighton Hertford ... Melissa Steed
Julia Cunningham ... Rebecca Steed
Cody Sanders Cody Sanders ... Matthew Steed
Sarah Bastian ... Lydia Steed (as Sera Bastian)
Emily Podleski ... Jessica Steed
Jonathan Scarfe ... Joseph Smith
Melanie Hawkins ... Emma Smith
Frank Ashmore ... Martin Harris
Curtis Andersen ... Carl Rogers (as Curtis Anderson)
Jeff Ham Jeff Ham ... Obadiah
Giulia Pagano Giulia Pagano ... Mother Smith
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Joshua Steed returns to Missouri a wealthy man with a beautiful wife; however, the past has a way of catching up. Soon Joshua is tangled in a web of rumors, deception and betrayal that threatens to tear his family apart. Back in Kirtland, financial trouble riddles the foundations of the fledgling Church causing a division, and questioning of the Prophet Joseph Smith's divine calling. Has he lost his prophetic gift? Hundreds of Saints immigrate to Missouri, where Governor Boggs raises an army - with Joshua at its head - to address the "Mormon Problem." When the militia receives orders to attack the Mormon settlement, only Joshua can save his family from the gathering mob. Written by Excel Entertainment Group

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Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violence
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La obra y la gloria III - Tierra de conquista See more »

Filming Locations:

Johnson City, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$200,347, 26 November 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,325,092
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Trivia

This film was shot back-to-back with The Work and the Glory II: American Zion (2005). See more »

Goofs

Non-Mormons in western Missouri are shown as wearing eastern clothing and living in frame homes. Missouri settlers in the 1830s, men and women alike, wore buckskins and lived in cabins. In fact, one of the things they disliked about Mormons was their clothing and houses, which to the "gentiles" represented an incursion of what they had gone west to get away from. See more »

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Frustrating
12 August 2011 | by alienator345See all my reviews

The Work and the Glory series by Gerald Lund was written as a historical fiction series. They are wonderful in the sense that they teach you a whole lot about the history of the church while making it entertaining to read by inserting a fictional family for you to follow. I have read the books and highly recommend them. The movies, however, got increasingly frustrating. The first movie I actually thought was very good. The second movie was a little disappointing. The third was plain out frustrating. Frustrating in the fact that it had so much potential and was almost epic, but missed the mark. The acting was great. And it was well casted. The whole Steed family was done almost exactly as I portrayed them in my mind. The problem in the movie was the script. Now I know that the books were really long and I'm not one to complain at every little detail left out, but the movie totally hashed it. It was poorly transferred from book to movie. If the movie were done exactly word for word to the book, it would've been at least a 5 or 6 hour movie, but in that situation I think its fair to at least make the movie 2 hours or 2 1/2 hours long. But no, this movie was only 90 minutes. And of that 90 minutes about half of it was a story line that was not in the book at all. That means they took a huge book and turned it into 45 or 50 minutes, thus leaving out 3/4 of the book. Thus the story line with the Steed family is only loosely followed and the historical aspect that makes the series so perfect is portrayed only half-heartedly at best. Extremely disappointing. But I'm giving this a 5 out of 10 because the acting is great. The actors do an amazing job with what they were given. And its still a touching message of family unity and brotherhood in the trying times of the early Saints. But overall, I would suggest you to read the books and skip the movies. I normally like a movie franchise based on a book series to finish the series and turn all the books into movies, but after this poorly done third movie, I am so glad that they stopped there and didn't continue to make all 9 books into movies.


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