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The Late Great Planet Earth (1979)

Events that are prophesied in the Bible are illustrated to show that civilization is headed for doomsday.

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Himself - Host / Narrator
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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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January 1979 (USA)  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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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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By Thy Voters Shall We Know Ye...
13 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The simplest way to tell if you'll enjoy this movie is to read the other reviews here and see the type of person drawn to comment on it.

That is if you can actually interpret(and stomach) the ramblings.

In reality, it sums up nicely the 'Age Of Aquarius' paranoia so rampant in the '70s, a decade where lifelong borderline personality disorders could be mistaken for immediate divine insight. And its this very outlook which dates it so badly.

If you keep an open mind, it can be amusing in a certain way. I saw it, for instance, shortly before the 1st Gulf War, and wondered how many people watching it on late night cable TV believed they had found the reason for, and ultimate outcome of, the approaching conflict.

But reality prevailed-it has a nasty habit of doing that..

Definitive proof that people will take meaning from just about anything. Even worse, proof that poor Orson sadly outlived his talent, reduced to shoddy documentaries like this to keep him in cigars.

Kane would Weep!


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