5.5/10
201
3 user 1 critic

Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story (1993)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 4 May 1993
The take-down of an infamous leader of a small polygamous Mormon fundamentalist group, who ordered assassinations of his opponents.

Director:

Jud Taylor

Writer:

Fred Mills
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Shadow of a Doubt (TV Movie 1995)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Charlie Sloan is an alcoholic defence lawyer drawn back into the courtroom by Robin Harwell, a woman he once loved who wants him to defend her stepdaughter Angel, who is accused of murder. ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Dennehy
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Bonnie Bedelia, Fairuza Balk
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Betty torments her husband with childish vandalism and verbal threats after he leaves her for another woman, but nobody anticipates what ends up happening as the games escalate.

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Meredith Baxter, Stephen Collins, Michelle Johnson
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A lawyer who's still recuperating after the untimely death of his wife, must defend his probably dirty brother-in-law, a stockbroker under investigation. He discovers that everyone has dark secrets, including himself.

Stars: Hector Elizondo, Brian Dennehy, Mel Harris
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A peculiar and disturbing case catches the attention of the police when a young mother and her children, all severely injured, show up in a hospital's emergency room.

Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Ryan O'Neal, Gordon Clapp
A Killing in a Small Town (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stars: Barbara Hershey, Brian Dennehy, John Terry
Murder in the Heartland (TV Mini-Series 1993)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A wanna-be tough guy and his 14-year-old girlfriend go on a murder spree.

Stars: Randy Quaid, Roberts Blossom, Tom Bower
Perfect Witness (TV Movie 1989)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.

Director: Robert Mandel
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Aidan Quinn, Stockard Channing
In Broad Daylight (TV Movie 1991)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The fanatically uncompromising Len Rowan and his family insult and terrorize the citizens of a small town for years. One day the comment of a saleswoman about Len's son not being able to ... See full summary »

Director: James Steven Sadwith
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Cloris Leachman, Marcia Gay Harden
Deadly Matrimony (TV Movie 1992)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Alan Masters is a despicable businessman with his hands in organized crime. He marries Diane, a kind and gentle woman, and abuses and batters her viciously. Sergeant John Reed has had ... See full summary »

Director: John Korty
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Treat Williams, Embeth Davidtz
Leave of Absence (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When a married man's mistress falls seriously ill, he must make the toughest choice of his life.

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Jacqueline Bisset, Blythe Danner
Final Appeal (TV Movie 1993)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A lawyer must defend his sister in the court of law who's accused of murdering her seemingly perfect, but in fact very abusive husband. However, she claims she didn't do it and this makes a tough case even harder and more important.

Director: Eric Till
Stars: Brian Dennehy, JoBeth Williams, Tom Mason
David (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The true story of David Rothenberg whose disturbed father set him on fire.

Director: John Erman
Stars: Bernadette Peters, John Glover, Dan Lauria
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Dennehy ... Ervil LeBaron
William Devane ... Daniel 'Dan' Fields
Tracey Needham ... Rena
Dee Wallace ... Jackie Fields (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Danny Cooksey ... Isaac
Brian Reddy ... Michael Leary
Michael Watson ... Joshua Kane
Jackie Earle Haley ... Eddie Marston
Philip Abbott
Robert Pine
Michael Cavanaugh
Kale Browne
Daniel Reichert Daniel Reichert
Bradford English Bradford English
Maureen Muldoon ... (as Maureen Pierson)
Edit

Storyline

The take-down of an infamous leader of a small polygamous Mormon fundamentalist group, who ordered assassinations of his opponents.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Skims the surface
11 October 1999 | by MerelySee all my reviews

Fact based movie about polygamist cult leader skims the surface without delving too deeply into the 2 year manhunt and years surrounding it. Brian Dennehy does adequate job, for the amount of screentime allotted him. William Devane, is the investigator, who is also a devout Mormon, vigorously pursuing him while basically revealing stresses to his homelife, but again, isn't looked at closely enough. If film was longer, may have been more interesting. But still worth checking out if only for the fact that true-to-life films hold an historical interest, to a degree.


15 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Jodie Comer on Having Two Female Leads in "Killing Eve"

After winning an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Jodie Comer celebrates being in the same category as "Killing Eve" co-star and fellow nominee, Sandra Oh.

Watch now

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed