September Dawn (2007)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Revisionist Western, Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 24, 2007 (USA)  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Director Christopher Cain takes an up-close look at the devastation wrought by religious fanaticism with this romantic drama set against the backdrop of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre. As a wagon train of westward-bound settlers makes its way across southern Utah, a confrontation with a congregation of Mormons soon leads to deadly consequences for all involved. Jon Voight, Lolita Davidovich, and Jon Gries co-star in a historical drama centered on the massacre, which continues to stir controversy over a century and a half after the fact. Terence Stamp and Dean Cain contribute small roles as Brigham Young and Joseph Smith, respectively -- who were not directly involved with the massacre but are pictured in flashbacks.

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bishop, massacre, Mormon, pioneer, wagon-train, westward-expansion