A Thief in the Night (1972)

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Cast overview:
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 ...
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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22 March 1973 (USA)  »

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$60,000 (estimated)

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This was shown in churches. See more »


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


Jenny: What do you think about what he said?
Diane Bradford: Who?
Jenny: The guy who was preaching.
Diane Bradford: Oh I thought it was a bunch of bull.
Patty Myers: Oh some people get all strung out over things that don't even matter. I mean I'm a Christian.
Jenny: You are?
Patty Myers: Well not like *he* was a Christian. I mean I go to church about every week, I try to follow the 10 Commandments, I read my Bible once in a while, and I try and help people if they need it.
Diane Bradford: [laughing] You're practically a missionary.
Patty Myers: Well what else is there?
Jenny: I don't know.
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At the end of the movie, it says "THE END ...is near" See more »


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


I Wish We'd All Been Ready
Words and Music by Larry Norman
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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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