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A Thief in the Night (1972)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror  -  22 March 1973 (USA)
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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 »

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Girl at teen center: That's right, Jenny, in a way it *is* free, what I mean is it doesn't cost anything but your life.
Jenny: That sounds pretty expensive.
Girl at teen center: Well it might seem that way, until you realize that you're living with God who created you. The God who cares for you more than any other person could. That you're letting Him take over. There's no way you could lose.
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Referenced in Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.36 (2011) See more »

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I Wish We'd All Been Ready
Words and Music by Larry Norman
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Not so bad
11 December 2006 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

After I'd heard of it many years ago, I saw this movie yesterday afternoon on DVD and it proved to be a fair Sunday afternoon movie for Christians but nothing more :-). I am a new born Christian however I believe that the rapture will take place after the great tribulation (the movie teaches that it will happen before it). I don't like the way the film tries to scare the audience, I don't think that it is an effective way of preaching the gospel. But let's see the movie itself as a movie, a story,a piece of cinematography, even if it's not so easy. Yes, it was dated at the time it was made. Yes, the happy marriage pictures are greasy. Yes the plot reminds me of some low budget B-movies from the '50-s (actually, Russell S. Doughten Jr. produced The Blob too). But it's not boring at all. My presumption was that it will be very amateurish, made with a cheap cam by somebody who knows nothing about movie-making with ridiculous acting by his brethren in the local church. But this film has well done cut and cinematography. The music of the Fishmarket Five is fine, unlike the classical "suspense" themes. The escaping scenes are exciting. This is the type of movie you could be curious about, but you know that you will not enjoy it. Just like the films of Ed Wood.


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