Brigham City

Synopsis: Sheriff Wes Clayton is a compassionate lawman and a Mormon bishop in a quiet Mormon community called Brigham. The tranquil town is shaken to the core when a woman from California is found murdered near her car. Clayton, his young deputy, the town's retired sheriff and his shrewd secretary work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in the frightened town, Clayton must serve both justice and mercy to uncover the town's deepest secrets, find the murderer and keep Brigham from ripping itself apart.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Richard Dutcher
Production: Zion Films
  3 wins.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Metacritic:
62
Rotten Tomatoes:
71%
PG-13
Year:
2001
119 min
11 Views


- Hey, Bish.

- Morning, Jamie.

Have you heard from Jared?

How's he doing?

His new companion's

kind of weird.

But they got

a couple baptisms.

Well,

good for him.

Hey, Wes.

Hey, April.

How's little Mac?

- Hey, Bishop.

- How's the bun?

- The bun's fine, thanks.

- It's the oven we're worried about.

The oven is fine, too.

Wes,

Sister Perkins is inside.

I don't know what she wants.

She won't talk to me.

All right.

- Your check's the receipt.

- Thanks, Peg.

- Morning, Bishop.

- Morning, Barbara.

Well, look who finally decided

to drag his butt out of bed.

Don't know why everybody

calls you Bishop.

Maybe that's because

he's the bishop.

He's a bishop.

There's 1 7 bishops in this town

but there's only one sheriff.

- Anything important in here?

- Is there ever?

Besides, bishops aren't

supposed to have mustaches.

Just trying to be

more like Jesus.

They're also not supposed

to be smart-alecks.

Judy Perkins.

- What am l, invisible here?

- I already told you...

you've been dead for six weeks.

You just don't know it.

- Good morning, Stu.

- Morning, Sheriff.

I'll be dead someday,

you know.

And I'm sure you'll still be

hanging around my office.

^ You're gonna miss me

when I'm gone... ^

Don't you start singing

that country music.

^ You're gonna miss me

when I'm gone ^

^ You're gonna

miss me... ^

(via intercom)

^ Do you ever want to kiss me...? ^

Um...

I need to talk to you

about a problem I'm having.

Is this temporal

or spiritual?

Pardon?

Are you here to talk with

your sheriff, or your bishop?

Oh... my bishop.

In that case,

could this wait until Sunday?

I generally don't like to do

church business

while I'm on the county clock.

I'm sorry.

Normally,

I wouldn't, but...

I really need

to get this off my chest.

All right.

Um...

Would you mind...

I've never had

to confess my sins

to a man wearing

a gun before.

Oh.

Sorry.

Thanks, Judy.

Peg:
Just got a call from

the development.

A couple of boys

are mixing it up.

- I'll go.

- No, you won't.

You're not

an officer anymore.

Yeah, well, I could be

if you'd deputize me.

- I'm not going to do it.

- What am I supposed to do,

just take out the trash

and sweep the floor?

Just be retired,

for crying out loud.

Peg:
Why don't you go home

and do some crossword puzzles?

Maybe you should take up golf.

I hear old people enjoy that.

Maybe you should all go

straight to hell.

I got 1 5, maybe 20

good years left.

I'll outlive

all of you birds, anyway.

That may be, but you're

still not going out.

I can out-ride you.

I can out-shoot you.

We don't ride anymore, Stu,

we drive.

Wes, your gun.

Oh.

That's all right, I'll just stay here

with old Peg, then.

Old Peg?

Prettier than

either one of you.

Why don't you just

take him with you?

Peg's practically married, Stu,

and don't you forget it.

That's right.

Maggie's looking down on you.

Maggie's probably got better things

to do than look down on me.

^ You're gonna miss me

when I'm gone... ^

Oh, good heavens.

(country music playing)

- (news radio playing)

- Terry, I don't want...

to listen to the news.

That's the real world going on

out there. The outside world.

What makes you think I don't know

what's going on out there?

I'm sick of it.

Murderers, rapists,

robbers...

kids with guns... it's the same story

over and over again.

I'm tired of it.

You will be, too,

by the time you're my age.

(chuckles)

Your age?

You talk like you're older than Stu.

You just can't pretend

it all doesn't happen.

- That's all I'm saying.

- It doesn't happen.

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Richard Dutcher

Richard Alan Dutcher (born 1964) is an American independent filmmaker who produces, writes, directs, edits, and frequently stars in his films. After making God's Army, a successful 2000 movie about LDS missionaries, Dutcher became well known among members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Film critic Jeff Vice, of the Deseret News, dubbed Dutcher "The Godfather of Mormon Cinema," a title that is very important personally for Dutcher. In 2007, Dutcher left the LDS Church. more…

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