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Banking on Heaven (2005)
90 min | Documentary

A hard-hitting documentary on the largest polygamous cult in the U.S., the Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), located right on the Utah-Arizona border. This film shows how women and girls are denied education and other civil rights, ...See moreA hard-hitting documentary on the largest polygamous cult in the U.S., the Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), located right on the Utah-Arizona border. This film shows how women and girls are denied education and other civil rights, and are treated as slaves who are married off to the polygamous men of the cult. It investigates the role of Warren Jeffs, Head "Prophet" of the FLDS, and offers a searing indictment of his treatment of fellow cult members. It also addresses the lack of outrage from the mainstream Mormon church as well as the government's collective failure to take care of the problems that are plaguing many polygamists caught in this web of greed and deceit. See how a small group of courageous filmmakers managed to make their way into a town which shuns outsiders--particularly ones with movie cameras--and get damning testimonials from some of the women of this cult. Written by gctz1one See less
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Laurie Allen (screenwriter)
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Updated Sep 29, 2005

Release date
May 28, 2005 (United States)

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26 cast members
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Laurie Allen
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Linda Binder
Self - Arizona Senator Self - Arizona Senator   See fewer
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Duffy Bistline
Self - Evicted Self - Evicted   See fewer
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Pam Black
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Lori Chatwin
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Ross Chatwin
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Ruth Cooke
Self - Escapee Self - Escapee   See fewer
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Seth Cooke
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John Dougherty
Self - Journalist Self - Journalist   See fewer
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Gary Engels
Self - Private Investigator Self - Private Investigator   See fewer
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Dan Fischer
Self (as Dr. Dan Fischer) Self (as Dr. Dan Fischer)   See fewer
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Terry Goddard
Self - Arizona Attorney General Self - Arizona Attorney General   See fewer
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Sara Hammon
Self - Escapee Self - Escapee   See fewer
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Elaine Jeffs
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Carolyn Jessop
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Flora Jessop
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Buster Johnson
Self - County Supervisor Self - County Supervisor   See fewer
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Jon Krakauer
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Jenny Larson
Self - Escapee Self - Escapee   See fewer
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Pennie Peterson
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Mark Shurtleff
Self - Utah Attorney General Self - Utah Attorney General   See fewer
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Tommy Steed
Self - Lost Boy Self - Lost Boy   See fewer
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Mike Watkiss
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7.8 / 10 | 73 votes