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A Thief in the Night (1972)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror  -  22 March 1973 (USA)
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Mike Niday ...
Jim Wright
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Jenny (as Coleen Niday)
Maryann Rachford ...
Diane Bradford
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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 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 »

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Susan: I knew for a long time I should ask Jesus into my heart, but I thought I could do it at any time. And then today...
Jenny's mom: It'll be alright, honey.
Susan: I want to accept Jesus into my heart right now.
Jenny's mom: Well you've heard it plenty of times before, you know how to do it.
Susan: [prays] Dear Lord Jesus, please come into my heart, I know You died for me, and please forgive me of all my sins.
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I Wish We'd All Been Ready
Words and Music by Larry Norman
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a sad film from people that meant well
29 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

A THIEF IN THE NIGHT is a film filled with flawed theology. The plot revolves around a married woman left alone when a rapture comes. Fleeing the UN controlled white house and congress and senate she starts running from military troops who arrest or kill on sight people who have no mark on the forehead or right arm. This films theology has christ returning twice. In this film there is a second chance for people left behind to face the time of the antichrist. This is against scripture and the parables of christ. Christ returns once. Just once. not two or three times with christ making a pretzel in the sky! A THIEF IN THE NIGHT and films like it stir up fear and attendance at gun shows. This film is the TRIUMPH OF THE WILL for the john birch society and militia movement.


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