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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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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 »

Director: Donald W. Thompson
Stars: William Wellman Jr., Susan Plumb, Patty Dunning
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David Michaels
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Linda (as Lynda Beattie)
Terri Lynn Hall ...
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Herb Brown
Herb Brown Jr.
Ray Baxter
Jay Harwood
Joanna Holt
John Garfield
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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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Good series, slow movie
11 July 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I love the "Thief in the night" series. These are the only Christian movies that really show the view point of a believer's underground movement with out revolving around an anti-christ like the Omega Code and other new films. If your looking for a good movie based on the end-times this is a really good place to start.

However, "Prodigal Plant" is a slow movie. It hits home but doesn't seem to go far in story telling. Some point of the film you may either feel tired or un-interested, but once seeing the film, you still can admire it's place within the series.

Don't expect to see this film on the IFC channel since they are not Christian friendly, but you can buy these films (now on DVD) online or rent them in your local Christian book store (if they rent movies). These films are a must see for either bible study or entertainment.


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