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September Dawn
Drama, Romance, Western
 
The Mountain Meadows Massacre, as it is known, occurred on Sept. 11, 1857, and was the first known act of religious terrorism on U.S. soil. A group of Mormons, many disguised as Paiute Indians slaughtered all but 17 small children on a wagon train of nearly 140 men, women and children traveling through Utah on its way to California. One man, the adopted son of Mormon leader Brigham Young, was eventually executed for the crime--20 years after the event. Hundreds of direct descendants of the massacre still assert that the iconic Brigham Young had complicity in the massacre, a view denied by the Mormon Church, even today. Rated R for violence.
Cast: Jon Voight, Jon Gries, Lolita Davidovich, Trent Ford, Tamara Hope
Produced by: Kevin Matossian, Scott Duthie
Directed by: Christopher Cain
Written by: Christopher Cain, Carole Whang Schutter
Running time: 1hr 50min
Opens: Aug 24, 2007 Nationwide
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