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A log company's waste mutates the environment, creating a giant killer bear-monster.

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Maggie
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John Hawks
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Isely
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Ramona
George Clutesi ...
M'Rai
Tom McFadden ...
Pilot
Evans Evans ...
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Mia Bendixsen ...
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Johnny Timko ...
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Everett Creach ...
Kelso (as Everett L. Creach)
Charles H. Gray ...
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Lyvingston Holmes ...
Black Woman (as Lyvingston Holms)
Graham Jarvis ...
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A Savage beast, grown to monstrous size and driven mad by toxic wastes that are poisoning the waters, spreads terror and death on a Maine countryside. Written by <kdj@ozemail.com.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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She Lives. Don't Move. Don't Breathe. She Will Find You. See more »

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Sci-Fi | Horror

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PG | See all certifications »

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22 August 1979 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Prophecy: The Monster Movie  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

A novelization of the movie was first published in 1979 the same year as the film premiered. Its dust-jacket tagline was: "A Novel of Unrelenting Terror". The book was also written by the film's screenwriter David Seltzer. According to Wikipedia, the "novelization of the film contains numerous differences from the film, as well as considerable background information on all of the characters". See more »

Goofs

Clear use of wires when Hawk is thrown by bear. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Robert Verne: Can these people get help?
[Dr. Verne after saving a dieing mutant cub and treating it in a tent at the Indian site referring to some Indian men who are with Hawks]
John Hawks: Yes, they can send for help in the village.
Dr. Robert Verne: Is there a Newspaper.
John Hawks: Yes.
Dr. Robert Verne: Tell them to get cameras, the Paper Mill people, and the Sheriff.
Dr. Robert Verne: Not the Sheriff.
Dr. Robert Verne: Hawks! You have to see the truth. You have more here at stake than I do.
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Lame Ecological Journey to the Garden of Eden
11 April 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The idealistic Dr. Robert Verner (Robert Foxworth) is invited by his friend Vic to travel to the Maine with his wife Maggie (Talia Shire) working for the Environmental Protection Agency to prepare a report about the dispute between Indians "Opies" (meaning the original people) and the lumberjacks. Maggie is pregnant but she has not told to Robert since he does not want to have children. Robert and Maggie are welcomed by the director of the paper mill Bethel Isely (Richard Dysart) that drives them to their cabin in the woods. However they find an Indian blockage of the road and witness a conflict between the leader of the Opies John Hawks (Armand Assante) and Isely and his men.

On the next morning, Robert goes fishing and he sees a huge salmon in the river. Then they meet with John Hawk and his wife Ramona (Victoria Racimo) and they tell that their people are ill and most of their babies are born with deformation. They also hear about the legendary Katahdin and visit the Garden of Eden of the Opies, where Robert finds weird plants with roots on the surface and a huge tadpole. Robert continues to investigate and discovers that the industry is using methyl mercury in the process that is causing the mutagen in the environment.

"Prophecy" is a movie directed by John Frankenheimer with a lame ecological journey to the Garden of Eden of the original people. The politically correct idea of showing the pollution of a paper industry is one of the worst movies of this director. There is one specific scene that is ridiculous, when the boy that is camping is thrown to a tree. The conclusion is also terrible. My vote is four.

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