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Redemption: For Robbing the Dead (2011)

For Robbing the Dead (original title)
PG | | Western | 16 October 2011 (USA)
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Henry Heath, a grieving lawman whose daughter has recently died, is assigned custody of the ghoulish Jean Baptiste, a notorious robber of 300 graves. Against the perilous Utah desert terrain Heath must somehow keep a marked man alive.

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Thomas Russell

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Thomas Russell
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John Freeman ... Henry Heath
Rance Howard ... Doctor
Robyn Adamson Robyn Adamson ... Lucille Heath
Sierra Somerville Sierra Somerville ... Caroline Heath
Tim Threlfall Tim Threlfall ... Mr. Little
David H. Stevens ... Jean Baptiste
Cathleen Mason ... Mrs. Carpenter
Bob Walkingshaw Bob Walkingshaw ... Bishop
Margot Kidder ... Marlys Baptiste
Jodi Russell ... Mrs. Williams
Gregg Christensen Gregg Christensen ... Officer Dewey
Joel Ackerman Joel Ackerman ... Wood Reynolds
Sean Bott Sean Bott ... Lot Huntington
Chris Laird Chris Laird ... Rone Clawson
Edward Herrmann ... Governor Dawson
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For Robbing the Dead is a story of compassion - compassion toward those who may seem the least deserving of Christian love. It follows the story of Henry Heath, a law officer in 1862 Salt Lake City. Heath finds himself responsible for the well-being of a prisoner whom he despises - an impoverished French immigrant named Jean Baptiste who is convicted of robbing the graves of the recently deceased. Baptiste is exiled to Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake. With no one willing to look after this man, Henry Heath becomes Baptiste's sole defense against the hostile isolation of Antelope Island and the contempt of an entire community. Through his somewhat reluctant service, Heath's heart softens and his own sorrows find relief. Written by Thomas Russell

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Western

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Rated PG for thematic material, some violence and mild language
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The flames shooting from Henry Heath's gun barrel during the gunfight were not a planned stunt but an actual misfire of the gun, a common mishap with old cap and ball pistols such as the replica used during filming. See more »

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Studying the theology of stripped tumbleweeds.
8 November 2012 | by myloveincruzSee all my reviews

On the bright side, mostly grand vistas with generally pleasant and relaxing scenery.

You can guess from the title and that it is a Western that takes place in Utah the basics of the plot line. The spoiler is, joke on me, that there is next to nothing to spoil.

"Watch out now, Skeeter don't take kindly to you digging up and taking his ma's clothes.", if only, but no, the dialog is as memorable as that passable flapjack.

The theological question the film revolves around is: Does stealing the clothes from buried corpses force them to attend the Judgement as a nudist? It is a true story, an extremely underwhelming true story that the writer threw some spice on but the direction and acting left me feeling like I had been studying tumbleweeds.

Wait for it and wait for it some more, this can't be all there is can it? Yes, that's all there is, it's over, that was it. Wait I must have missed something profound, I refuse to believe someone made a movie about... nothing.

If you come up with something, please share.

All in all, that heavens I was not born then and there in that mind numbing wasteland.


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$200,000 (estimated)
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