Prophecy (1979) - Plot Summary Poster


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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>
  • A Doctor (Robert Foxworth) and his wife (Talia Shire), at the request of a concerned friend, travel to Maine to research the impact that the lumber industry has on the environment. They find fish that grow many times their normal size, and also a series of bizarre and grisly murders. Veteran Director John Frankenheimer manages to present "Prophecy" as both a monster movie, and a suspenseful tale about the deadly forces which result from the pollution of the environment.

    - Written by J Rice
  • The idealistic Dr. Robert Verner is invited by his friend Vic to travel to the Maine with his wife Maggie 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 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 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 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.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • A log company's waste mutates the environment, creating a giant killer bear-monster.

    - Written by crow_steve@hotmail.com


Tracking two lost lumberjacks through the night, a rescue team nearly follows a hound over a cliff. Two men rappel down to retrieve the fallen hound...

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