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The Prodigal Planet (1983)

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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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David Michaels
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Thom Rachford ...
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Cathy Wellman ...
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Herb Brown
Herb Brown Jr.
Ray Baxter
Jay Harwood
Joanna Holt
John Garfield
Jim Shelby
Rick Town
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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 David is rescued by Connie, an Antichrist agent pretending to be a double agent for the Believers' Underground. Connie hopes to trick David into leading her to the dissidents' hidden base. Meanwhile, Armageddon and the Second Coming draw nigh. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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Best film in the series
7 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

THE PRODIGAL PLANET has some flaws but overcomes them and sizes up to be a great family adventure film. The film, designed for church and youth group viewership has many visual homages to films such as the OMEGA MAN which spice up the film visually. Visually interesting and well made, this film proves to be the best in the series technically. Targeted for a family and church audience the film does not let down it's target viewers.


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