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As part of the Willie Handcart Company, Levi Savage (Jasen Wade) feared that leaving late in the season would lead to despair and death. What he came to find out is that for every tragedy, there is a multitude of miracles.
Based on unbelievable actual events, and brought to you by filmmaker T.C. Christensen (Praise to the Man, The Work and the Glory), 17 Miracles will open your eyes to the stories of the Mormon Pioneers as you have never seen them before. Something extraordinary is about to happen.
|Brought to you by T.C. Christensen (Praise to the Man, The Work and The Glory), 17 Miracles< is bound to be a classic movie that will live on for generations.|
|Many of extras who were cast in 17 Miracles were actual decendants of the Willie Handcart Pioneers, an extra detail that makes the movie even more significant.|
|Beautiful cinemetrography together with incredible storytelling and unbelievable miracles make 17 Miracles a movie your whole family will enjoy.|
- Run Time: 102 minutes
- Region: All
- Closed Captioning: Yes
- Subtitles: Spanish, Portuguese, French
- Format: Widescreen
- Rated: PG
- Release Date: 09/13/2011
About the Author
Producer / Writer / Director / Director of Photography
T.C. Christensen is one of the brilliant minds behind the camera when it comes to these family favorites: 17 Miracles (Excel Entertainment); Emma Smith: My Story (Morning Dew); Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration (LDS Church); Testaments (LDS Church); The Work & the Glory (Manchester Pictures); Forever Strong (Go Films); Sea Monsters (National Geographic); Roving Mars (Disney); The Buttercreme Gang (Family Films); Rigoletto (Family Films); The Mouths of Babes (LDS Church); Finding Faith in Christ (LDS Church); Treasure in Heaven: The John Tanner Story (LDS Church); Only a Stonecutter (LDS Church).
T.C. has won over 270 national and international awards for his work in directing and photography. In 2010, he was invited to join the American Society of Cinematographers
by mary - reviewed on November 15, 2012
I loved this movie.... I hope TC Christensen will continue to make good family entertainment with the struggles that our pioneers went thru. It is always moving when I see a piece of history on the big screen. I love it when it is brought to life. It makes you appreciate the past. THANKS!!!
Must See Film
by Toni - reviewed on August 16, 2011
When we saw this in the theater no one spoke, no one left before the credits and no one spoke after the movie was finished. This film is soul expanding. It focuses on the Miracles and the Love and the Closeness of God to all of us and especially for His watchcare over us. Compelling to the end. A must-see movie for families and friends. I love the idea T.C. Christensen had of showing the Miracles God shows us everyday.Thank you. This film made my life and my focus better.
touching, appreciation for sacrifices
by Dianna - reviewed on October 04, 2011
with some of my ancestors and my sweet hearts ancestors traveling in the 5th handcart company i tend to want to learn more. i have read some books about the trek. i am proud of my grandfather and grandmother bleak for all they sacrificed for ME. this movie brings the trek in more of a reality. i cried, laughed, was focused on the movie. the humor in the movie does bring smiles. i say PURCHASE this movie.
Powerful and beautifully well done movie!
by Ramona - reviewed on October 27, 2011
One of the most powerful LDS movies I’ve ever seen! I had heard a couple of these stories in conference before but it was wonderful to see them all so well portrayed in film. The power of the faith-promoting miracles and the underlying message that we are never forgotten, that we are always loved, came through very strong. Plus the actors were really good, the cinematography was well done, and the film’s ability to strengthen your faith was wonderful! At the end, I loved Pres. Faust’s reaction to one of the love stories in the handcart company – very tender (for the rest of that story, you’ll have to see the movie). T.C. Christensen is a fantastic filmmaker and like others have said as well, I can’t wait to see what he will do next! A total must-see movie!
A learning experience!
by Teresa - reviewed on December 13, 2011
As a convert of the church for many years I have heard about the stories of the pioneers, seen a parade in Utah while visiting and have known people who have pioneer relatives. However, this movie helped me to truly appreciate what these pioneers and others before them endured that the blessings I enjoy today could be available. My eyes and heart were opened as well as my family's. Simply excellent!
Wonderful and Humbling...
by Stephanie - reviewed on October 30, 2012
17 Miracles tells the story of returning missionary, Levi Savage, and the perilous journey of the Willie Handcart Company. A large group of Latter-day Saints, anxious to reach the Salt Lake Valley leave a little too late in the year in the hopes that they can hurry their way to Zion. Unfortunately for the ill-fated company they are quickly faced with grave danger as the snows came early and food ran out. So many people perished in their righteous desire to reach Zion but as they traveled the stalwart pioneers were blessed with miracle after miracle. This movie is incredibly breath taking. The struggle and determination of the Saints coupled with their intense faith is awe-inspiring. The movie leaves you speechless and humbled. Its powerful
by David - reviewed on August 05, 2011
Simply one of the finest, inspirational, uplifting, engaging, entertaining LDS movies in the past 150 years. This is a video you will watch over and over again. Has anyone found the appearance of the "angel" character the director carefully placed in the opening scenes of the novel? You'll have to watch again just to find the angel before he ever comes on scene.
I wish every Latter-day Saint could own this movie!
by Customer - reviewed on August 30, 2011
I saw this movie twice when it was in the theaters. After the first time, I went home and told my family that every member of the Church will want to own this movie! The acting is actually really good and touching. The stories are amazing. And the miracles are inspiring. This movie is epic! I hope T.C. Christensen has more movie ideas...can't wait to see what's next!
by Viginia M. - reviewed on August 24, 2011
We are from San Antonio, Tx. we wanted to see it rally bad, we were going to stay in Utah visiting family and we were going to stay in Utah for only 4 days, went to see it on AUG 19, at the 11 pm show, and because of the drive the day before, we were all tired and the first minute the movie started we could feel the spirit so strong, and our heart and eyes were open. How sweet experience we had. Our 11 yr old & our 6 yr old felt such a warm feeling also. Beautiful movie..!
by Customer - reviewed on December 16, 2011
my whole family cried! an inspiring movie for all ages. This movie is certainly worth the money
by PETRINA - reviewed on January 17, 2012
It really touches your heart To visually watch this movie The miracles that happened is beautiful You fight for what is true You strive for what is true The saints that traveled this journey their faith speaks for its self
by Customer - reviewed on September 10, 2011
This is a movie that everyone should see and own. This movie was made very well. When we went to see it in the theater there was not one dry eye in there by the end of the movie. I loved learning about what obsticles they had to go through. It really made me think about and remember how fortunate I am to have all that I do today and appreciate all that have. I could see this over and over again. It's an absolute must see film. I hope T.C. Christensen has more to come. This is recommended for everyone.
When I saw this DVD offered I had to get it for my Husband..
by Customer - reviewed on September 20, 2011
And I course I wanted to see it also..His Great, Great Grandfather, Robert McBride died coming with the Willy Co. I know we will love it.
Exceptional Film that should be seen by everyone
by Gail - reviewed on January 03, 2012
What a powerful film. The fact that these stories are true just made the film that much more...well...everything. Absolutely loved it..
Very well done
by Bertha - reviewed on September 26, 2011
Before I saw this movie, I only heard good things about it. Now I know why. 17 Miracles found a positive and powerful approach to sharing the story of the Willie Handcart company. What a great thing to know that it isn't folklore, but history. This movie is worth your while.
Long waited for, but so worth the wait!
by Tamara - reviewed on September 22, 2011
When I saw this movie advertised, I was really interested, and wanted to buy it. I received an email from Deseret Book, that it would not be available for the New Zealand region! I was so disappointed!! But then I received am email saying that the dvd's would be made for ALL regions!! I was SOOOooo happy! It finally arrived yesterday, and we watched it as a family. It is truely amazing! We were all crying, it was so touching! I really want to buy a copy for other family members as well now!!
Just Stunningly Great
by Glen & Ann - reviewed on August 04, 2012
This movie could have failed so easily. The crying and weeping could have been carried to excess or could have been poorly acted. The Saints could have been depicted as righteous stick figures. The story could have been poorly written so as to depend only the difficulty of the saga. None of that happened. This was one well thought-out screenplay. There were some few very helpful screen notes to set up the movie, and then it went--and it never lets the viewer down. The ending, like the entire movie itself, was simply stunning. Thanks once again, Brother T.C.
by Landon - reviewed on August 21, 2011
This is one of the most powerful and moving films that I have ever seen. The cinematography is stunning.
by juan ignacio - reviewed on September 29, 2011
Wow i just saw the movie and cant stop crying.
by Karrie - reviewed on August 12, 2011
This moving was amazing. When I saw it the theater, all those viewing were changed by it: When the movie ended we watched the credits and no one said a word, the credits were over and no one wanted to leave their seats of speak. When we finally all started moving to the door, still no one spoke. It was as if we were on Holy Ground. This movie was life changing for me.
by Claudia - reviewed on September 02, 2011
I was really apprehensive to see this movie because my Great-Great Grandmother Marianne Bird was in the Willey Company and I wanted the movie to be well done. I wasn't disappointed! The story was captivating and the acting was superb. Everyone in the theatre was moved to an almost spiritual state, with total reverence for what we had just seen on the screen. I recommend this movie to everyone, it is not just a religious movie but a powerful example of what is good in mankind and a moving story of endurance and faith!
Words cannot describe...
by Jordan - reviewed on September 14, 2011
I can't describe how powerful and amazing this movie is. You can't watch it and not feel humbled. It's a truly amazing story. I give "17 Miracles" 17 stars.
by Laura - reviewed on November 21, 2011
This is a great family movie. Great addition to a movie library.
by ginnilyn - reviewed on January 04, 2012
This movie was amazing. T.C. did a wonderful job he really knows how to make movies! I have watched this movie 4 times now and am still so touched by it. All of the events that happened really happened and its wonderful to see it as it would of been. The man who played Levi was wonderful his acting was one of the best i have seen in a church film. The saints were always true to the faith and kept moving forward. I look up to everyone of them thank you for making this movie!!!!
Excellent written,acted and directed!
by Maureen - reviewed on August 29, 2012
I have only had the movie for less than a week and have watched it over and over. What the Saints had to go through to get to Zion. No one can help but, cry yet the movie truly depicts what they went through. I am thankful for what they gave us even with their lives! A definite must see!
Touching and uplifting movie
by Coral - reviewed on November 14, 2012
This movie can touch any person's heart. Everyone going through trials should see this movie. It is amazing what the pioneers went through for us to have the Gospel this Latter Days.