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Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs

Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs

Photo Credit: Ursula Coyote / Lifetime
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Saturday, June 28, 2014 N/A
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  • Season: 2013-2014
  • Network: Lifetime
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: True Crime
  • Based On: When Men Become Gods written by Stephen Singular

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book "When Men Become Gods" by Stephen Singular. Chronicles the life of fundamentalist Mormon leader Warren Jeffs, who in 2006 spent more than a year on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List for unlawful flight on charges related to his alleged arrangement of illegal marriages involving underage girls. He begins his rise to power in 2002 after the death of his father, Rulon Jeffs. Within days of his passing, he marries all of his father's wives and takes dictatorial control over his FLDS polygamist followers. He demands women in the sect be completely subservient to men, banned laughing, and "reassigned" wives to other men at whim. In 2005 he is charged as an accomplice to rape for arranging underage marriages but flees prosecution. After a year-long manhunt, he is finally apprehended in Texas and brought back to trial. The courtroom testimony of two brave young women who escaped his reign of terror ensured he would finally be convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Even to this day with their leader behind bars, members of his polygamist cult still believe that he is the prophet chosen by God himself.


Production Company:

  • Sony Pictures Television

Production Type:

  • Independent
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