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The Work and the Glory (2004)

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Recently moved to upstate New York from the comfort of their Vermont homestead, the Benjamin Steed family makes their way into the established social structure of Palmyra. In their attempt ... See full summary »

Director:

Russell Holt (as Russ Holt)

Writers:

Russell Holt (as Russ Holt), Gerald N. Lund (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Hennings ... Benjamin Steed
Brenda Strong ... Mary Ann Steed
Eric Johnson ... Joshua Steed
Alexander Carroll ... Nathan Steed
Tiffany Dupont ... Lydia McBride
Brighton Hertford Brighton Hertford ... Melissa Steed / Narrator
Kimberly Varadi ... Becca Steed
Colin Ford ... Matthew Steed
Kathryn Firago Kathryn Firago ... Hannah McBride
Jim Grimshaw ... Josiah McBride
Jonathan Scarfe ... Joseph Smith
Sarah Darling ... Emma Smith
Edward Albert ... Martin Harris
Ryan Wood Ryan Wood ... Hyrum Smith
Jordan Rose Tarter Jordan Rose Tarter ... Sophronia Smith
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Storyline

Recently moved to upstate New York from the comfort of their Vermont homestead, the Benjamin Steed family makes their way into the established social structure of Palmyra. In their attempt to settle peacefully into the new community, they discover that the help they have hired to clear their land is at the center of a religious controversy - a controversy that threatens to tear the family apart. As two of the Steed brothers contend for the favor of a wealthy merchant's daughter, they find themselves on opposite sides of the religious question. Although the family struggles to smooth the contention, they soon face deeper issues of family loyalty and the pursuit of truth. Written by SD

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Taglines:

One Man....A Remarkable Vision; One Family....A Desperate Struggle

Genres:

Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and violence
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Details

Official Sites:

Excel Entertainment Group

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pillar of Light: The Work and the Glory See more »

Filming Locations:

Johnson City, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$251,145, 28 November 2004

Gross USA:

$3,347,647

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,347,647
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Manchester Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The movie is based on the first volume in a nine-part book series, with book one entitled "Pillar of Light." See more »

Goofs

Nathan states to Joshua that Sunday, October 3, is their Ma's birthday, but if the movie took place in the year 1827, October 3 is a Wednesday. Otherwise, it means the movie took place in 1824, or possibly the futures of 1830 or 1841. See more »

Quotes

Hyrum Smith: You really need to stop beating everybody in stick pull.
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Connections

Followed by The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided (2006) See more »

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The Work and The Glory is very enjoyable! Bring on the sequel.
23 January 2005 | by foxislanddeeSee all my reviews

I have read 6 of the 8 books in The Work and the Glory series and have been awaiting this movie. I thought the photography was excellent and the music was moving. The acting was good although Joshua Steed rolled his eyes and huffed just a bit too much in the beginning. But his blue eyes make you forget the bit of over acting.The costumes were great.I enjoyed this movie very much I hope that it is successful enough to make a sequel.The movie stayed very close to the plot of the book so as not to disappoint those of us who couldn't put the books down.I don't know where they filmed it but the landscapes were gorgeous. I liked the shot of Lydia Mcbride's walking up the hill it was beautiful.I have had fun looking up the actors to see what they have been in. Mary Ann Steed or Brenda Strong was a surprise to know that she was Sue Ann Mishkie on Seinfeld. What a versatile actress she is.She did a great job as the mother of the Steed family.


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