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Savage Journey (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Western | TV Movie 1983
A story of the settling in the West and the hardship and determination it took to do it.


Tom McGowan


Philip Yordan (screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurice Grandmaison Maurice Grandmaison ... Brigham Young
Paul Wharton Paul Wharton ... 1st Preacher
John Mason John Mason ... Heber
Stephen Cracroft Stephen Cracroft ... Phineas
Lou Edwards Lou Edwards ... 2nd Preacher / Brother Becker
Michael Danvers-Walker Michael Danvers-Walker ... 3rd Preacher
Glade Hill Glade Hill ... Farmer
Richard Moll ... Joseph Smith (as Charles Moll)
Robin Russell Robin Russell ... Maryann Angel
Terrence Gehr Terrence Gehr ... Samuel Rudley (as Terrance Gehr)
Faith Clift Faith Clift ... Claire Rudley
Beverly Rowland Beverly Rowland ... Reverend's Wife
Kate Hill Kate Hill ... Emma Smith
Rue Dastrup Rue Dastrup ... Missourian
Preston Lloyd Preston Lloyd ... Missourian


A story of the settling in the West and the hardship and determination it took to do it.

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They forged a new land in the untamed wilderness - with their heart, their hands, and their faith in god.


Drama | History | Western


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1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viaje salvaje See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Sausage Journey
12 October 2016 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Here's a quick question: Did I watch this because I have an active interest in the Church of the Latter Day Saints or because I'm a moron who just has to watch every film in Mill Creek's Drive In Classics box set? Answer: Only two to go! (now that I've also watched Invasion of the Bee Girls).

So as you should know unless you stumbled upon this page by accident is that this film is the story of the early days of the Mormon Church, what with the Joseph Smith and the….Brigham Young guy? And wee Jimmy Osmond.

Thing is, I didn't hate this one! I didn't think it was great either, but nonetheless it wasn't boring. I'm no god-fearing person (I worship Massimo Vanni) so the 'God will provide' speeches did rankle up my heathen gland, but then again it was interesting to watch how xenophobic and intolerant Americans were even back then. I knew of Joseph Smith but didn't realised he was murdered. Nor did I know that Jimmy Osmond parted the Red Sea and (must think of something funnier and more asinine before posting).

You're not going to be seeking this one out but if you have that box set please know that this isn't the worst film on there (that's Black Hooker, or maybe Who's Killing Her Now).

Or now that I've started watching it, Throw Out the Anchor.

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