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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, ... See full summary »

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Jenny (as Coleen Niday)
Maryann Rachford ...
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Russell S. Doughten Jr. ...
Reverend Matthew Turner
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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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22 March 1973 (USA)  »

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This was shown in churches. 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 »

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Guy at teen center: What does all this mean?
Duane: It means exactly what it says. Any minute, any second, could be the last chance that anyone has to give himself to Jesus. Because when He returns, it will happen that fast. The Bible says in the twinkling of an eye, millions of people will suddenly disappear; leave this earth to meet their Lord. And a shocked world will discover suddenly that what the Bible said was true. This is no joke, this is not a fairytale, it will happen just as sure as you and I are here right ...
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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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Traumatizing!
1 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perhaps because I was so young, innocent and BRAINWASHED when I saw it, this movie was the cause of many sleepless nights for me. I haven't seen it since I was in seventh grade at a Presbyterian school, so I am not sure what effect it would have on me now. However, I will say that it left an impression on me... and most of my friends. It did serve its purpose, at least until we were old enough and knowledgeable enough to analyze and create our own opinions. I was particularly terrified of what the newly-converted post-rapture Christians had to endure when not receiving the mark of the beast. I don't want to spoil the movie for those who haven't seen it so I will not mention details of the scenes, but I can still picture them in my head... and it's been 19 years.


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