PG | | Comedy, Drama, History
When Willard and Rebecca Bean are called on a mission to a town that's hostile towards them, they must choose whether to fight for their right to live there or love their hostile neighbors.
Christensen was first introduced to the story through the book, "A Lion and a Lamb," by Rand Packer, about eight years ago. He liked it but foresaw challenges in how to tell the story on the big screen. Christensen set it aside and continued making other films.
Four missionaries come to the house. Two of them are introduced as Elder Crawford Gates and Elder Gordon Hinckley. Latter-day Saints will recognize those names. Gates was a prominent composer and Hinckley was the Latter-day Saint Prophet from 1995 to 2008. The scene in the movie takes place around 1920 - 1922. Gates was born in 1921 and Hinckley in 1910. Gates would have been 1 year old and Hinckley 11 or 12 years old.
Additional photos of the real Willard Bean and family, as well as various pieces of trivia on their lives, appear in the closing credits.
$60,223 28 July 2019