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A Distant Thunder (1978)

The second film, A Thief in the Night being the first, A Distant Thunder continues the story of Patty, a young woman living in the "end times" referred to in biblical prophecy. This action ... See full summary »

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Patty Dunning ...
Sally Johnson ...
Wenda Johnson
Sandy Christen ...
Sandy Stevens (as Sandy Stevens)
Thom Rachford ...
Jerry Bradford (as Tom Rachford)
Maryann Rachford ...
Diane Bradford
Heidi Vaughn ...
Woman with baby at hospital
Russell S. Doughten Jr. ...
Reverend Matthew Turner (as Russ Doughten Jr.)
Kent Wagner ...
Kent Onan
Curtis Page
Jean Berg
Colleen Niday ...
Jenny
Jim Ites
Timm Jackson
Tim Doughten ...
Murial Hunt
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The second film, A Thief in the Night being the first, A Distant Thunder continues the story of Patty, a young woman living in the "end times" referred to in biblical prophecy. This action suspense thriller finds Patty living as a fugitive, trying to hide from the ever increasing evil around her. Relentlessly pursued and finally captured by the forces of UNITE, she is given a choice: Either receive "the mark" or face death.

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This Evangelical Christian film was originally shown almost exclusively at churches. See more »

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Patty: You know what bugs me? You have waited until now to scare us out of our wits! Why didn't you tell us all this before it was too late?
Reverend Matthew Turner: Patty, do you have a Bible?
Patty: Well yes.
Reverend Matthew Turner: What does it say?
Patty: What?
Reverend Matthew Turner: Does it say that Christ died for your sins? Does it say that if you ask for forgiveness and receive Him into your heart, that you'll be saved?
Patty: Yes.
Reverend Matthew Turner: Then why are you blaming me?
Patty: Because you could've preached it! You never even talked about prophecy and you even criticized the evangelist for using scare ...
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Followed by The Prodigal Planet (1983) See more »

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Hypocritical
12 July 2007 | by (Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

The popular Christian film "A Thief in the Night" (and it's sequel "A Distant Thunder") talked specifically about the evils of "uniting" (they called it "U.N.I.T.E."), as well as the satanic computer network of the future. Funny - how we *embrace* the very network of computers they were calling "Satanic" back then (the Internet), and the USA is trying to UNITE Canada & Mexico with them, as well as many other countries. (see http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu/solguide/VUS09/essay09a.html)

THE VERY COUNTRY THAT PUTS OUT THIS FILM - IS THE VERY ONE THAT IS DOING IT ALL!

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