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Image of the Beast (1980)

 -  Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  3 May 1981 (USA)
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Third and best known entry in the Mark IV series of fundamentalist apocalypse films. Fundamentalist Christian guerrilla David helps condemned dissidents escape, attempts to subvert the ... See full summary »

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Final and least well-known installment in the Mark IV series of fundamentalist apocalypse films. About to be executed by the forces of the Antichrist, fundamentalist Christian guerrilla ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
William Wellman Jr. ...
David Michaels
Susan Plumb ...
Kathy
Patty Dunning ...
Russell S. Doughten Jr. ...
Reverend Matthew Turner (as Russell Doughten)
Wenda Shereos ...
Leslie
Thom Rachford ...
Jerry Bradford (as Tom Rachford)
Maryann Rachford ...
Diane Bradford
Sandy Christen ...
Sandy Stevens
David Crabtree
Ben Sampson ...
Billy
Justin Craig
Herb Brown ...
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Mike Niday ...
Jim Wright
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Third and best known entry in the Mark IV series of fundamentalist apocalypse films. Fundamentalist Christian guerrilla David helps condemned dissidents escape, attempts to subvert the computerized Mark of the Beast, and generally tries to survive as prophecy unfolds in the rise of the Antichrist to the pinnacle of his power and the beginning of God's war on sinful man. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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This prophetic series began with "A THIEF IN THE NIGHT," then came "A DISTANT THUNDER" ...and now the MIGHTIEST of them all... ...as the story continues

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Billy: [about Heaven] What's it like there?
Leslie: Well, I made a little storybook for you. It doesn't have any pictures and it doesn't have any words, but it's the most wonderful story in the whole world.
Billy: How can it be any, a good story if it doesn't have any pictures?
Leslie: Let's see how it ends first. This gold page tells us all about Heaven. It's God's home, filled with brightness and glory. The Bible says that Heaven has streets made of pure gold like glass. No one is ever sick and no one dies and everybody's ...
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One in a series of four helping to share God's word
24 October 2001 | by (NY USA) – See all my reviews

The movie although "dated" is a GREAT tool for ministering to public. the story line is good and what it may lack in it's "datedness" it gains in its ability to explain the Bible in ways that others can understand. Yes, it is a no holds barred (including the beheadings) enactment of God's word but unlike what had been commented .. `scenes of people who refuse the mark of the beast being beheaded (to scare the audience into accepting Jesus, I guess)" ... the scenes in the movie are true to what the Bible states is coming and if seeing this movie scares someone to Jesus all I can say is Thank God the movie did it, for what would these people do when it happens to them in real life. I highly recommend this, and the entire `Thief in the night' series to anyone looking for material to do God's work.


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