Based on actual events September Dawn is a feature length drama that depicts the tragic encounter between a party of innocent settlers and a fanatic Mormon militia 150 years ago. This was called the Mountain Meadows Massacre. A Romeo and Juliet love story takes place against this long hidden and shameful episode in American history. The religious terrorism depicted in the film resonates in many ways with acts of mindless violence occurring across the world today. "September Dawn" is a dramatic recreation of historical events that occurred in the fall of 1857. The religious fanaticism, betrayal and subsequent massacre that serve as a background to the fictional Romeo and Juliet love story are a tragic part of America’s history.
The film stars Jon Voight, Trent Ford, Tamara Hope, Jon Gries, Taylor Handley, Huntley Ritter, Krisinda Cain, Shaun Johnston, Lolita Davidovich, Dean Cain and Terence Stamp.