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The Late Great Planet Earth (1979)

PG  |   |  Documentary, Drama  |  January 1979 (USA)
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Events that are prophesied in the Bible are illustrated to show that civilization is headed for doomsday.

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Babetta ...
Herself - Witch
Emile Benoit ...
Himself - Economist (as Dr. Emile Benoit)
Norman Borlaug ...
Himself (as Dr. Norman Borlaug)
Tal Brooke ...
Himself - Author of 'Lord of the Air'
Beaumont Bruestle ...
False Prophet
Erin Cameron ...
Herself - Astrologer
Paul Ehrlich ...
Himself - Author of 'The Population Bomb' (as Dr. Paul Ehrlich)
Frank Ferrer
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Ruth's Son
Sam Gilman
John Gribbin ...
Himself - Author of 'The Jupiter Effect' (as Dr. John Gribbin)
Robert Hackman
Peter Hamilton ...
Himself - Computer Security Expert
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Events that are prophesied in the Bible are illustrated to show that civilization is headed for doomsday.

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Heaven and Earth will pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Matt. 24:35

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Hal Lindsey: I believe that what we're seeing in the world today is the fulfillment of these ancient prophecies written between 2,000 and 3,500 years ago. As the world staggers from one crisis to another, I believe that we're racing on a countdown to the end of history as we know it.
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One of the dumbest films of all time!
9 July 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I was a theatre manager when this tripe was released and audiences laughed out loud at the absurd theories and assumptions.

Along with it's equally funny partner CHARIOTS OF THE GODS?, LATE GREAT asks ridiculous questions and then presents lame answers.

This movie could have become a cult film had the "take the money and run" type distribution failed. It is that silly.

A relative of the old sex education sensational films that promised everything, both LATE GREAT and CHARIOTS had massive TV campaigns and suckered large crowds for a week or two, then disappeared taking all the prints on to the next town.

Was Satan's ambassador to earth really Gerald Ford? Probably not. Are we really nearing the end of civilisation? No, movies like this one stopped being made. Does the bible predict the future? No, that would be STAR TREK. The bible is about the past.


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