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Jackie Hampton
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A chain reaction. Only he can stop it. Tomorrow's dawn is in his hands.

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A fascinating blend of science and religion.
20 January 2003 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

I saw this wonderful movie on video many years ago and was completely swept up in it like the rest of us who had gathered to watch it. The development of the main character whose scientific background leads him to a religious revelation really hit home for me.


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