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Release Date:
22 August 1979 (France) See more »
She Lives. Don't Move. Don't Breathe. She Will Find You. See more »
A log company's waste mutates the environment, creating a giant killer bear-monster. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Talia Shire ... Maggie

Robert Foxworth ... Rob

Armand Assante ... John Hawks

Richard Dysart ... Isely

Victoria Racimo ... Ramona
George Clutesi ... M'Rai
Tom McFadden ... Pilot
Evans Evans ... Cellist

Burke Byrnes ... Father
Mia Bendixsen ... Girl
Johnny Timko ... Boy
Everett Creach ... Kelso (as Everett L. Creach)
Charles H. Gray ... Sheriff
Lyvingston Holmes ... Black Woman (as Lyvingston Holms)

Graham Jarvis ... Shusette
Jim Burk ... Rescuer (as James H. Burk)
Bob Terhune ... Rescuer
Lon Katzman ... Rescuer
Steve Shemayne ... Indian (as Steve Shemayme)
John A. Shemayme ... Indian
Jaye Durkus ... Sheriff's Deputy
Renato Moore ... Tenement Boy
Mel Waters ... Tenement Man
Roosevelt Smith ... Tenement Man
Eric Mansker ... Tenement Man
Cheri Bergen ... Social Worker
Clifford Hutchison ... Stage Manager (as Cliff Hutchison)
Tom May ... Lumberjack (as Thomas P. May)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Peter Hall ... Mutant Bear (uncredited)

Directed by
John Frankenheimer 
Writing credits
David Seltzer (written by)

Produced by
Robert L. Rosen .... producer
Original Music by
Leonard Rosenman 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Jr. (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tom Rolf 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Production Design by
William Craig Smith 
Set Decoration by
George Gaines 
Costume Design by
Ray Summers 
Makeup Department
Ellis Burman Jr. .... special makeup: manufacturer, The Burman's Studio (as Ellis Burman)
Thomas R. Burman .... special makeup designer: The Burman's Studio
Thomas R. Burman .... special makeup: manufacturer, The Burman's Studio
Edouard F. Henriques .... special makeup: manufacturer, The Burman's Studio (as Edouard Henriques)
Ron Snyder .... makeup artist
Ann Wadlington .... hair stylist
Allan A. Apone .... special makeup effects: The Burman's Studio (uncredited)
Production Management
Alan Levine .... unit production manager
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... executive production manager: Paramount (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert P. Cohen .... second assistant director (as Robert Cohen)
L. Andrew Stone .... assistant director (as Andy Stone)
Paul L. Tucker .... second assistant director (as Paul Tucker)
Art Department
Sherman Labby .... production illustrator
Ray Mercer Jr. .... property master
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Arthur Shippee .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gene S. Cantamessa .... sound mixer (as Gene Cantamesa)
Cecelia Hall .... sound effects editor
William R. Kowalchuk Jr. .... sound effects editor (as W. R. Kowalchuk)
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer (as John Keene Wilkinson)
Raul A. Bruce .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ellis Burman Jr. .... prop manufacturer: artifacts, The Burman's Studio (as Ellis Burman)
Thomas R. Burman .... designer: artifacts, The Burman's Studio
Thomas R. Burman .... prop manufacturer: artifacts, The Burman's Studio
Bob Dawson .... special effects (as Robert Dawson)
Edouard F. Henriques .... prop manufacturer: artifacts, The Burman's Studio (as Edouard Henriques)
James Kagel .... sculptor (uncredited)
Michael Adams .... stunts (as Mike Adams)
Pamela Bebermeyer .... stunts
Janet Brady .... stunts
Ron Burke .... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Bill Burton)
James Caliendo .... stunts
Gary Combs .... stunts (as Gary M. Combs)
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts
Everett Creach .... stunt coordinator (as Everett L. Creach)
Patty Elder .... stunts
Jerry Gatlin .... stunts
Sandra Lee Gimpel .... stunts (as Sandy Gimpel)
Don Fox Greene .... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts (as Hank Hooker)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
Tommy Madden .... stunts
Jerry Maren .... stunts
Cliff McLaughlin .... stunts
Gene McLaughlin .... stunts
Ruth A. Redfern .... stunts (as Ruth Redfern)
Sandy Robertson .... stunts
John Roselius .... stunts
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Everett Creach .... stunts (uncredited)
Alex Green .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Clifford Hutchison .... gaffer (as Cliff Hutchison)
Tom May .... key grip
Norman Lang .... electrician (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Michael Ripps .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Jim Henrikson .... music editor
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Ralph Ferraro .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Carl Fortina .... orchestra manager (uncredited)
Craig Huxley .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Lincoln Mayorga .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Emil Richards .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Leonard Rosenman .... conductor (uncredited)
Other crew
Charles Flemmer .... mime
John Franco .... script supervisor
Kevin Peter Hall .... mime (as Kevin Hall)
Rick McCallum .... assistant: Mr. Frankenheimer
Tom McLoughlin .... mime
John Shirley .... security (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Burman Studio, The (special make-up and artifacts designed by) (as The Burman's Studio, Van Nuys, California)
Other Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Prophecy: The Monster Movie" - USA (video box title)
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102 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The acronym EPA stood for the "Environmental Protection Agency".See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Maggie Verne is seen leaving the helicopter during the rain storm there is a wire visible holding her handkerchief in place so it doesn't get lost in in the winds when she purposely lets it fall out of her pocketSee more »
Maggie Verne:Here try this.
[back at the cabin Maggie makes the fish that the Doctor caught during the day and waits for him to have some]
Dr. Robert Verne:Aphrodesia.
[Dr. Verne OK's the fish after a good taste test]
Maggie Verne:You think you can catch some more.
Dr. Robert Verne:Are you kidding. I'm one of the World's great fisherman.
Maggie Verne:Well you do the fishing and I'll do the eating.
Dr. Robert Verne:Sounds like a good relationship.
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19 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Very underrated, 6 January 2003
Author: paskuniag from New Jersey, USA

Maybe it's because the setting of the movie- New England- is where I spent many an idyllic vacation with my family, but to see this creepy-looking mutant bear running around in the forest is really terrifying. John Frankenheimer directs a nighmarish film that should not be seen alone.

I saw "Prophecy" on a double bill with the original "Friday the 13th," another bloody romp in the forest. The Jason film was second on the bill, and would've been unimpressive on its own, but was rendered especially impotent to this viewer after having all the bejeezus scared out of me by "Prophecy."

Highly recommended!

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