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A Thief in the Night (1972)

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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 ...
Duane
Russell S. Doughten Jr. ...
Reverend Matthew Turner
Clarence Balmer ...
Pastor Balmer (the good minister)
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We have watched most if not all the left behind movies and our 5 children have seen them as well. Out of all that we have seen the best ones are: Thief in the night ,Distant thunder, Prodical Planet 1&2, and Image of the Beast. The reason is because these movies have stuck with our children even into adulthood. Whenever they hear the song " I Wish We All Been Ready" they remember what the movies are about and that Jesus' second coming is very real. The newest Left Behind movie plays that song at the end and our 26yr old son said," Man that song still gives me nightmares of being left behind! This movie is nothing like the other ones you showed us when we were kids. Now those movies were messed up! They really messed with your mind and literally scared hell out of you!" You should either remake these (with the only changes being the graphics and the actors ) or just put them on blu ray disk the way they are. Jim and Tammy Sanders

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...and there will be no place to hide.

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This was shown in churches. See more »

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The great announcement is at noon Eastern Time (11am Central Time) but Patty's clock (in Iowa, Central Time) shows noon. See more »

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Girl at teen center: But He's done it for us, Jenny, that's why He came to Earth. Jesus Christ was born a human being, and He grew and lived the life that God's holiness demands of each of us. And He was punished and killed, punished as though He was one of us.
Jenny: That seems so unfair.
Girl at teen center: Who said love is fair?
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At the end of the movie, it says "THE END ...is near" See more »

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Referenced in Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.83 (2012) See more »

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I Wish We'd All Been Ready
Words and Music by Larry Norman
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Disturbing.
13 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was raised in a "very Christian" household since birth. I was saved before I saw this movie and the rest of the series and was forced to watch it in a youth group at my church. This movie was highly disturbing. I saw it when I was about 12 years old and literally had nightmares about it for years. I used to lay awake in bed and listen for the sounds of my mom's footsteps upstairs. If I didn't hear her footsteps, I would sneak upstairs to make sure she hadn't been raptured. I used to pray so hard every night for salvation because I was terrified of Jesus forgetting me. This is definitely not something I will show to my kids until they are much older, if at all. It took me years to shake the fear that this movie gave me.


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