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Prophecy (1979)

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

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Maggie
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Rob
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John Hawks
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Isely
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Ramona
George Clutesi ...
M'Rai
Tom McFadden ...
Pilot
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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 ...
Sheriff
Lyvingston Holmes ...
Black Woman (as Lyvingston Holms)
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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>

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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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22 August 1979 (France)  »

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Prophecy: The Monster Movie  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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According to director John Frankenheimer, during post-production, the studio demanded that the film be cut from an R rating down to a PG. Frankenheimer felt this damaged the film, destroying the scariness it had created. See more »

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In the scene where the weather is storming, the wind is blowing sheets of rain one way, yet the waves on the lake in the background are blowing in the opposite direction. See more »

Quotes

Maggie Verne: I believe him.
Dr. Robert Verne: Why?
Maggie Verne: Why would he have offered to let you test the water?
Dr. Robert Verne: Maybe it wasn't in the water.
Maggie Verne: Huh?
Dr. Robert Verne: Maybe it's heavier than water. That silvery stuff on your boot, is it dry?
Maggie Verne: Yes.
Dr. Robert Verne: They gave us a trick question in medical school. What's the only liquid in the world that isn't wet?
Maggie Verne: What was the answer?
Dr. Robert Verne: Mercury.
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Soundtracks

Symphony No. 4 in D Minor
(uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
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Giant mutant on the rampage in Maine
18 April 2006 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

Prophcey came on the Sci-Fi Channel about a couple of years ago and someone I know taped it me as I don't get that channel. I quite enjoyed this movie.

In a scenic forest in Maine, a local paper mill which is dumping mercury in a lake causes the local wildlife to grow into giants and mutate. We get to see a raccoon acting wildly, a giant salmon, giant tadpole, a pair of rather ugly looking mutant bear cubs and, best of all, a huge mutated bear that is going on the rampage killing and eating people, including the local sheriff and a family of natives.

Prophcey contains some great scenery and was actually filmed in British Columbia despite the story being in Maine.

I'm not too familiar with any of the cast, which is lead by Robert Foxworth, Talia Shire and Richard Dysart.

Prophecy is worth viewing. A treat.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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