Redemption: For Robbing the Dead

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Redemption: For Robbing The Dead
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Film poser
Directed byThomas Russell
Produced byJames Alexander
Courtney Russell
Asia Stryker
Written byThomas Russell
StarringJon Gries
Edward Herrmann
Barry Corbin
Margot Kidder
Rance Howard
Gregg Christensen
Larry Thomas
Music bySpencer Russell
CinematographyDerek Pueblo
Edited byA. Todd Smith
Distributed byMonterey Media (US)
Release date
  • October 16, 2011 (2011-10-16) (Heartland Film Festival)
CountryUnited States

Redemption: For Robbing The Dead is a 2011 American Western independent film written and directed by BYU film professor Thomas Russell,[2] and starring Jon Gries, Edward Herrmann, Barry Corbin, Gregg Christensen, Margot Kidder, Rance Howard, and Larry Thomas. Redemption: For Robbing The Dead is based on actual events [3] The film was given an AML Award.


The film is based on the experiences of mid-nineteenth century frontier police officer Henry Heath, who finds out that someone has been systematically robbing the graves in the town cemetery, where his own young daughter is buried. In dealing with the criminal, Heath has to look at his own beliefs about justice and redemption.



Redemption: For Robbing The Dead was selected to screen at the following film festival:


  1. ^ a b "Heartland Film Festival Festival Genius - For Robbing the Dead". Retrieved 11 March 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Smith, Kristi (19 May 2011). "Student-made film presented to major market". BYU Universe. BYU. Retrieved 1 March 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "For Robbing the Dead official website". Retrieved 1 March 2012.

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