I told you. You and I have the same religion: Gold.
~ Reverend Leland Drury to Henry.
Reverend Leland Drury (simply known as Leland Drury) is the main antagonist of Disney's 1994 live-action film White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (the sequel to Disney's 1991 live-action film, White Fang). He is a transparently fake preacher who wants to force Lily Joseph's tribe to move by starving them so he can mine for gold. He was Henry Casey's archnemesis until he led him to his demise by a herd of caribou.
He was portrayed by the legendary British actor Alfred Molina, who would go on to play Maxim Horvath in fellow Disney film The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2.
Role in the film
After Leland's visit to Moses' village, he tells Moses to move people before they starve to death, otherwise, he will want his soul.
When Henry goes back to town after meeting Lily's tribe, he sees many hungry people, and Leland explains the poor state the town is in.
The same day, White Fang spots Lily's village, and when Lily sees him, she calls her uncle to show him that it was the wolf she'd seen by the river the day she found Henry. As Moses tries to get a closer look, White Fang is startled and runs away.
After Leland learns that Henry wants to help the tribe return their caribou, he orders his assistant, Mr. Heath to assassinate Henry. As Mr. Heath takes aim, Henry's mule blocks the way and Mr. Heath flees.
When Henry and Lily fall into a mine, they discover that Leland is behind the blockade, as he is running an illegal mining operation. They decide to steal some dynamite to clear the path, but along the way, Henry spots Leland, and in anger over his betrayal shoots him. Lily stays behind to give Henry time to escape, and she is captured by the miners. Henry escapes the mine, and White Fang defends him from the remaining miners while he sets the dynamite. The explosion clears the path and frees the animals. Henry and White Fang go back to save Lily. As White Fang holds off Leland, Henry frees Lily, and they make to escape. The screw on the carriage comes loose, sending the carriage careening towards a cliff as the horses run off. Henry and Lily jump clear before they go over, and Leland catches onto the cliff edge. Leland is shocked to find the animals running free. Before he can do any more harm, he is trampled to death by the very animals he had imprisoned.
Reverend Leland is an extremely selfish, greedy, ruthless, manipulative, and malicious preacher who wants to collect gold for himself by forcing Moses' tribe out of their land. When he learns that Henry wants to bring back their caribou, he tries to talk him off of their land to prevent him from foiling his plan.
There is something of yours I want. Your soul, Moses. Your soul. (Moses: Safe trip back.) You wonder why God is punishing you? (Moses: We've done nothing to anger your god.) And yet, your people are starving. There must be a reason for that. (Moses: My grandfather spoke often of the time when the caribou would disappear, a time when the thunder in the earth would be followed by the coming of the wolf. If we are patient, we will be instructed to restore the balance.) These are stories, Moses. You cannot live your life by that. (Moses: In your book, there are stories.) If you care for your people, you'll take them to live with your relatives on the island. (Moses: You wear the same collar as the one before you, but your words are hollow.) Reverend Michael underestimated the situation. Why let this suffering continue? Move your people before it's too late.
~ Reverend Leland trying to force Moses off his land.
Do you understand the problem? I want him out of the way. Here's the problem now! Do it now!
~ Reverend Leland ordering Heath to assassinate Henry.
(Mr. Heath: He's just a boy, Leland.) That boy could ruin everything! Do I have to do everything myself!?
~ Reverend Leland to Mr. Heath.
A friend of mine is shipping a lot of gold to Fort Tongass. We need someone to help we can trust. It pays $1,000. That's enough to get you home and safe, but you have to leave today. (Henry: I can't do that. I gave Moses my word.) (Moses: Tomorrow, White Wolf leads a hunt to Devil's Thumb.) White Wolf? (Moses: Henry Casey.)
~ Reverend Leland trying to trick Henry.
I'm losing my patience with you Henry! These people might think you're something special, but I know you're not! Now, I'm warning you! Don't go back up that mountain! (Henry: Warning me? What kind of religion are you?) Same as you, boy. (Henry: I don't know who you are, or what you want with these people, but I know it ain't right. So, why don't you pack up your things and get out of here?) (Reverend Leland grabs Henry and White Fang snarls at him) Don't show off my expense. I'll come back and haunt you. (Henry: I said get outta here!)
~ Reverend Leland trying to forbid Henry from coming to Devil's Thumb.
(Henry: Stop, or I'll put a bullet between your eyes!) Is that you, Henry? Congratulations. You're the first one to get through. (Henry: Get back!) You sound very sinister, Henry. I've told you, you and I, we have the same religion. Gold. (Henry: Who are you? I sure as hell know you're not a preacher.) No. I'm just another greedy American, just like yourself. (Henry: I'm not like you!) Oh, come on now, Henry. You, if anyone, should understand. All this gold. They aren't miners. They never came up here. Who would it hurt? (Henry: Who? You starved these people. You stole from them at the same time!) That's not the way I planned it. I thought they'd move. (Henry: You're sick, mister. And You'll burn in Hell.) Harsh words, Henry. Very harsh words. But I'm not gonna let you turn on your own people. I'm prepared to offer a piece of everything we take out of this mine from here on in. What do you say? (Henry: It's not yours to give.) Oh, sure it is, Henry. (Henry: Get back!) Do we have a deal!?!
~ Reverend Leland to Henry before getting shot by him.
That's my gold. That's my gold...
~ Reverend Leland's last words.
Reverend Leland trying to convince Moses to move before his people starve to death.
Reverend Leland ordering Heath to assassinate Henry.
Reverend Leland offering Henry gold to keep him from foiling his plan.
Reverend Leland discovering that Henry is gonna find the caribou.
Reverend Leland warning Henry not to go up Devil's Thumb.