Ephraim's Rescue 2013 PG CC

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From T.C. Christensen, director of the sensational pioneer film, 17 Miracles, comes the heroic true story of a simple man who was called to do the work of angels. Ephraim's Rescue relates the story of Ephraim Hanks: a rescuer of the Martin Handcart company.

Starring:
Darin Southam, Richard Benedict
Runtime:
1 hour, 39 minutes

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Ephraim's Rescue

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Adventure
Director T.C. Christensen
Starring Darin Southam, Richard Benedict
Supporting actors James Gaisford, Koleman Stinger, Katherine Nelson, Mia Selway, Daniel Sappenfield, Nancy Peterson, Cameron Asay, Charley Boon, Ryan Buchanan, Joshua Cooper, Adam Dietlein, Travis Eberhard, Ken Eklof, Jeremy Hoop, Ally Ioannides, Rick Macy, Christopher Robin Miller, Clara Susan Morey II
Studio Remember Films
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I enjoyed the movie very much and appreciated the fact the events really happened.
Jane Austin
Through the re-creation of this epic migration and the life of a man who saved so many, your soul, spirit, and faith will be renewed (and perhaps even rescued).
Darrell
It was a great story about suffering and miracles, It was very well done as a movie in the way of directing and acting.
Neal A. Nelson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Skywalker on September 3, 2013
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I saw this movie in the theater and was thoroughly inspired with the remarkable story of Ephraim Hanks. It's a timeless pioneer tale of a young man with supreme faith in God and sincere desires to do what is right. I highly recommend this movie.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Darrell on September 9, 2013
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NOTE: This is a review of three life and history changing motion pictures By TC Christensen - "Ephraim's Rescue," "Greater Love," and "The Bridge."
By Darrell Stoddard, darrellstoddard@gmail.com

Ephraim's Rescue is one of the most emotionally gripping motion pictures ever made - A Heart Rending, True, film about Miracles, Survival, and Love experienced in one of the epic migrations of mankind.

The healing miracles performed by Ephraim Hanks were equal to the miracles recorded in the scriptures. He fulfilled his gift of healing to save handcart pioneers as they experienced terrible suffering and death when they were caught in an early snowstorm.

I write this review as an observer even though I played a part in Ephraim's Rescue and with my daughter had a small part in the motion picture 17 Miracles. It was a transcendent experience just to be in the film, and it was so "real" that I nearly froze to death. If you liked the film 17 Miracles, You will love Ephraim's Rescue.

In the best motion pictures, the actors do not act but become the persons they portray. Great actors such as Jimmie Stewart (It's a Wonderful Life), Lethe Tatge (The Maibox), and Francis Urry (Windows of Heaven) were able to do this; actually becoming someone on the screen that they were portraying. Francis Urry did not just play the part of Lorenzo Snow, he became Lorenzo Snow.

Jackie Gleason did this in the motion picture Gigot (which was the performance of his lifetime). Gleason did not just play the part of the man in the film but literally became a deaf mute in Paris. (See reviews of the film on Amazon.com).
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By utahcomputerman on October 29, 2013
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If you prefer to watch movies that leave you wanting to be better and do good things with your life, this is a must watch.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on November 17, 2013
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Emotional and gripping story with strong moral message. Many Christian movies unfortunately have some pretty poor acting, but a great message. This movie has a great message and the acting does not detract from it. Highly recommend especially if you are LDS.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By othoniaboys on March 22, 2014
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I have been LDS for 18 years and just saw this film at my church. I have of course long been aware of the handcart tragedy and the heroic rescue, one of the most moving and dramatic events in Mormon history. It was not until I saw this film that the extent of the tragedy was brought home to me. From the beginning, we follow the lives of Ephraim Hanks of Ohio and Thomas Dobson of England. They finally meet each other in a Utah blizzard and Hanks cures Dobson's severe frostbite in a moment. Dobson gets up and dances a jig! I believe that this truly happened. Being about Mormons, all of the young men are handsome, all of the young women beautiful, and all of the children cute. Some will perhaps object to such an idealization, but one would like to think that it was really so. These people were made of iron. They are heroes to me. I would like to know how the scene was made in which a rattlesnake slithers across Hanks' face. It looked pretty real to me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl Young on November 19, 2013
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Excellent movie with a beautiful message! Don't miss this movie, it's based on true facts about a genuine man! Ephraim was a stalwart individual and helped many people with his selfless service.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jan Haynie on November 13, 2013
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Outstanding companion film to "17 Miracles"...very well done. The true story is very touching. The whole family will love this one, recommend it for all ages. The title has a double meaning.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. DeWitt on March 17, 2014
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We got this right before Trek as well, so the timing was perfect! I highly recommend this movie, even our little children were riveted every minute.
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