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Image of the Beast (1980)

TV-PG | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 3 May 1981 (USA)
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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Susan Plumb ...
Patty Dunning ...
Russell S. Doughten Jr. ...
Reverend Matthew Turner (as Russell Doughten)
Wenda Shereos ...
Thom Rachford ...
Jerry Bradford (as Tom Rachford)
Maryann Rachford ...
Sandy Christen ...
David Crabtree
Ben Sampson ...
Justin Craig
Herb Brown ...
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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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A Thief in the Night III: Image of the Beast  »

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Patty Myers: Are you sure you want this book?
Kathy: It's about computers isn't it?
Patty Myers: It's a religious book about people who worship computers. One of the stock boys read it though, he said it was really scary.
David Michaels: Good, you have to scare some people just to get their attention. Should we allow these people to find themselves in the Tribulation period, scared to death? Or get their attention now while something can be done?
Patty Myers: Like what?
David Michaels: Like receiving Christ.
Kathy: I'll read the book, honey, but I'm like you, Patty, I just find...
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Follows A Thief in the Night (1972) See more »

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Omen
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Written and performed by Keith Mansfield
[Background music used throughout]
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a Great message that we all need
23 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie many years ago when i was a teenager attend church. there have been many comments about this movie being to scary. But, if someone who watches this movie things this is scary, God help them if there are here on earth when the real Rapture happens. Because there is no movie that could ever Describe the horrors that await the ones still here. Yes the acting is bad but, your not watching a movie that was pro ducted in Hollywood with professional actors and directors and multi-million dollar budgets. There are people that have posted comments about this movie and comparing it the the left Behind books, i personally owe all of those books and have read them, i believe they are a great group of books. these books and movies with this content have lead many people to the true that Jeuse Chirst is our one and only savior.


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