The Work and the Glory: American Zion (film)
|The Work and the Glory: American Zion|
|Directed by||Sterling Van Wagenen|
|Produced by||Scott Swofford|
|Written by||Gerald N. Lund
|Music by||Sam Cardon|
|Distributed by||Vineyard Productions|
The Work and the Glory II: American Zion is a 2005 American Western drama film directed by Sterling Van Wagenen. It is a follow-up to 2004's The Work and the Glory, and is set among events leading up to the Missouri Mormon War, depicting the continued struggles of the Steed family's conversion to the then new Mormon religion. The film also explores the family's relationship with their community and its founder, Joseph Smith.
The date is November 1833, the state of Missouri has turned a blind eye as hundreds of its peaceful inhabitants were hunted down and driven from their homes in the dead of night. Against this impending strife, a young man that has a divine vision leads a people against the aggression of an anti-hero with a vulnerable past.
- Sam Hennings as Benjamin Steed
- Brenda Strong as Mary Ann Steed
- Eric Johnson as Joshua Steed
- Alexander Carroll as Nathan Steed
- Brighton Hertford as Melissa Steed
- Kimberly Varadi as Becca Steed
- Colin Ford as Matthew Steed
- Sera Bastian as Lydia Steed
- Emily Podleski as Jessica Roundy
- Jim Grimshaw as Josiah McBride
- Jonathan Scarfe as Joseph Smith
- Melanie Hawkins as Emma Smith
- Frank Ashmore as Martin Harris
- Curtis Andersen as Carl Rogers
- Jeff Ham as Obadiah Cornwell
The Work and the Glory II has received mixed reviews from critics. At review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes the film received an approval rating of 45 per cent, based on 11 reviews, with an average rating of 6/10.
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