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The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)

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Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician ... See full summary »

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Philip L. Clarke ...
Nostradamus (voice)
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The Warlord
Bob Ruggiero ...
French Soldiers
Roy Edmonds ...
French Soldiers
Ray Chubb ...
French Soldiers
Richard Butler ...
Jason Nesmith ...
Howard Ackerman ...
Brass Adams ...
The Grandfather
Terry Clotiaux ...
Nostradamus' Father
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The Friar
Bob Bigelow ...
The Dinner Host
Marji Martin ...
The Maid
Thor Nielsen ...
The Cook
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Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician Nostradamus actually predict such events as the fall of King Louis XVI and the French Revolution, the rises of Napoleon and Hitler, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? And are there prophecies that have yet to come true? Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Az ember, aki tudta a jövőt  »

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Although the movie gets many of its predictions of the future wrong (Ted Kennedy winning the 1984 Presidential election) some are very close, especially the speculation about a massive earthquake in California which the movie predicts will happen in 1988 but in fact happened in 1989. Also the movie predicts that America would be at war with the middle east and that the war would begin early in the 1990s and in fact, at the beginning of the decade the country was in the Persian Gulf War. See more »

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The movie opens with a text that refers to "the preceding film" which should be at the end. See more »

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Presenter: [following World War III] After a peace for a thousand years, Nostradamus tells us next to nothing. He does, however, tell us in what year the world will finally come to an end - the year 3797.
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Stop worrying about the future and start listening!
18 January 1999 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Ladies and gentlemen, there is no need to panic over this documentary film narrated by Orson Welles. Evidence shows as another in a series of long gone productions about silly tabloid journalism. Remember the U.F.O. movies of the mid-70s, plus countless others involving Bigfoot, the Devil's Triangle, and psychic phenomena. This, of course, is different because it tells of a legendary seer named Nostradamus who accurately predicted major world events. But given the time frame it was released, it's obviously another example of those movies! The biggest problem is telling about the three Antichrists in excessive portions, creating the largest feature of all. In making this film, the producers used quite a bit of stock footage from actual Hollywood movies, which I feel was a disgrace for a documentary. Where events on Napolean and earthquakes were shown, you can easily discover how they were filmed! Other footage came from archived sources, including the segment on J.F.K.; the rest is substandard acting fare. In watching this, do consider the reality of how the prophecies have passed as events unfolded. It's not the end of the world as we know it yet, but there is something to worry about: the film is almost two decades old! (gulp!) Well, I guess it's time to start worrying......


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