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The 19th Wife (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 13 September 2010
Fundamentalist sect member BeckyLyn is accused of killing her husband. Queenie, another wife in the polygamist sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and desperate to ... See full summary »

Director:

Rod Holcomb

Writers:

Richard Friedenberg (teleplay), David Ebershoff (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chyler Leigh ... Queenie
Matt Czuchry ... Jordan
Alexia Fast ... Five
Jeff Hephner ... Hiram
Lara Jean Chorostecki ... Ann Eliza
Patricia Wettig ... BeckyLyn
Patrick Garrow ... The Prophet
Sarain Boylan ... Desert Missy
John Bourgeois ... Brigham Young
David Lawrence Brown ... Mr. Heber (as Dave Brown)
Peter Strand Rumpel ... Chauncey
Justin Michael Carriere ... Gilbert Webb (as Justin Michael Carrier)
Karl Pruner Karl Pruner ... Sawyer Scott
Brian Jensen Brian Jensen ... Cop
Malia Ashley Kerr ... Angela Alton (as Malia Kerr)
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Storyline

Fundamentalist sect member BeckyLyn is accused of killing her husband. Queenie, another wife in the polygamist sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and desperate to prove her innocence reaches out to her excommunicated son Jordan for help in freeing his mother. Written by phoggy

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Polygamy Can Be Murder

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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In a weird coincidence there is a non-fiction book entitled the Witness Wore Red (2013) by Becky Musser, who was the 19th wife of elderly FLDS prophet Rulon Jeffs. See more »

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Performed by Timbaland featuring OneRepublic
Composed by Timbaland and Ryan Tedder
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less Lifetime TV would be great
22 May 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

BeckyLyn (Patricia Wettig) is arrested for killing her husband Sawyer Scott. She's his 19th wife in a Mormon sect. Queenie (Chyler Leigh) doesn't believe the charge and asks BeckyLyn's son Jordan Scott (Matt Czuchry) to return to Mesadale. He was exiled as a boy for touching Queenie's arm. The Prophet pushes her sheriff husband Hiram to get a confession to avoid a lengthy trial. The defense lawyer pushes her to accept a deal but she claims to be innocent. Jordan encounters Sarah 'Five' (Alexia Fast) daughter of the 23rd wife on the outside who is trying to get her mother out. Meanwhile, Queenie is secretly reading a book about Brigham Young's 19th wife.

I like the portrayal of the polygamist world. The murder mystery needs to be heightened. The style skews too much to a Lifetime TV movie. It needs to be done in an intense dramatic way. The acting is solid. The flashbacks to Brigham Young are unnecessary unless this is an advocacy piece. That's what this feels like to some extend. It would be more compelling if this is adapted to be a more exciting thriller.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

19ª Esposa See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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