Beyond the Gates of Splendor parents guide

Beyond the Gates of Splendor

Overall A

This documentary tells the true story of five American Christian missionaries whose death brought new life to a primitive tribe living in the jungles of Ecuador.

Release date January 27, 2005

Violence C-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A
Substance Use A

Why is Beyond the Gates of Splendor rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Beyond the Gates of Splendor PG-13 for some violent content and thematic elements

Run Time: 96 minutes

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Beyond the Gates of Splendor
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Beyond the Gates of Splendor rated PG-13? Beyond the Gates of Splendor is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some violent content and thematic elements

This is a powerful and moving story with an overall feeling of faith and hope, but families should be cautious about showing it to young viewers. Murder and death are verbally described in some detail, although there are very few visual depictions or re-enactments. Archival photographs of the slain men are included. While these are not gory, the brutality involved is implied from comments about the difficulty of identifying the remains. Although not sexual in any way, the native people wear little (if any) clothing, and some of the American children discuss their experiences with this cultural difference.

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Beyond the Gates of Splendor
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated -----
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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News About "Beyond the Gates of Splendor"

Cast and Crew

Beyond the Gates of Splendor is directed by and stars Steve Saint.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Beyond the Gates of Splendor movie is October 3, 2005. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: 4 October 2005
This DVD’s only bonus feature is a theatrical trailer for End of the Spear, an up-and-coming dramatic adaptation of this true story. However, if you are interested in knowing more about the documentary, the Waodani and the missionary families, check the Internet where the producers of the film have put together a very informative website:

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The story behind this documentary has been made into a movie called End of the Spear. The Other Side of Heaven is a dramatized version of the real life experiences of John Groberg (played by Christopher Gorham), a Mormon missionary from America who lives among the people of Tonga during the 1950s. Lilies of the Field tells the fictional account of a black Baptist handyman (Sidney Poitier) who is talked into helping some German Catholic nuns build a church in the American desert—an experience that helps all involved reexamine themselves, their motivations and their relationship with God.