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Stars: Patty Dunning, Sally Johnson, Sandy Christen
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Patty Dunning ...
Mike Niday ...
Jim Wright
Colleen Niday ...
Jenny (as Coleen Niday)
Maryann Rachford ...
Diane Bradford
Thom Rachford ...
Jerry Bradford (as Tom Rachford)
Duane Coller ...
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Russell S. Doughten Jr. ...
Reverend Matthew Turner
Clarence Balmer ...
Pastor Balmer (the good minister)
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...and there will be no place to hide.

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During the filming of the scene where Patty is walking over the railroad tracks on the bridge, Patty Dunning states in an interview that she did, in fact, drop down in between the trestles, and that she was really glad she weighed what she did at the time so that she didn't go all the way through, because the bridge was about 60 feet high. See more »

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During the chase scene towards the railway trestle the road appears one minute to have new yellow striping and the next cut having no striping. As the yellow striping don't have the old white ones underneath, the road must have been unmarked and painted during filming. The USA was converting their road markings from white to yellow during this period. See more »

Quotes

Jenny: Sue, could you run next door and ask Mrs. Thompson if I could borrow a stick of butter?
Susan: Okay, but you be sure to be here when I get back.
Jenny: Don't worry, sweetie, if I'm gone, you'll be gone, too.
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I Wish We'd All Been Ready
Words and Music by Larry Norman
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A thief of life
30 December 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie twice through a pentecostal church my family attended in Nanaimo BC in the 1970's. I was of the tender age of 6, my brother 4, then again when I was 8 my brother 6. This movie terrified my brother and I and shaped how we viewed the world with distrust. It wasn't just the movie, but it was also the philosophy that engulfs so many "christians" about the "mark of the beast"and the rapture. This movie, the church, and a volatile neglectful upbringing, lead to severe paranoia towards the future. For years, I lived under the delusional affects of the church and fear of being forgotten by Christ. I am now 40 years old. Went through years of counseling. I once explained to a psychiatrist this movie and the belief system of the church and family. I was pegged with a delusional disorder. I actually began to believe this, it was my brother who reminded me, that this cultic philosophy actually happened. I no longer fear the future, I have come to terms with the fear injected into it's members by the church. I have taken this experience to fulfill a purpose, I am nearing my licensure as a Psychologist specializing in childhood trauma.


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