The storyline of this movie involves a series of motiveless murders committed by various New York residents: a sniper shoots people from a water tower; a father murders his entire family; and a cop opens fire during a St. Patrick's Day parade. The only consistent pattern to the crimes involves the perpetrators calm admissions of guilt, explaining, "God told me to." While investigating the murders, catholic police detective Peter Nicholas is increasingly troubled by evidence of a Christ-like figure named Bernard Phillips who appeared to each of the killers and can't seem to shake the feeling that his own fate is somewhat linked to this mysterious being. As he comes closer to the truth, his worst fears are confirmed. Written by
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Did You Know?
When Larry Cohen asked composer Miklos Rozsa to score this picture, Rozsa replied, "God told me not to." See more
The car in the flashback scenes was a 1951 Chevrolet, with post-1973 New York State license plates and registration. Briefly, it also turns into a 1939 Plymouth, when it hits a pothole. See more
This motion picture is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Bernard Herrman. See more
"Sweet Momma Sweetlove"
Lyrics by Janelle Webb
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Performed by George Gentre Griffin See more