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The Prophecy (1995)

The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.

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"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. Written by J. Spurlin

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God's Army has come to earth and all Hell is about to break loose! See more »


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Rated R for violence and gore, and for some language | See all certifications »

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1 September 1995 (USA)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,115,878 (USA)
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Features Christopher Walken, Amanda Plummer, and Eric Stoltz. All three appeared in Pulp Fiction the year before although none of them had any scenes together. In this film Christopher Walken shares screen time with both actors. See more »

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As Thomas looks through Hawthorne's press clippings, a zoom-in shows that in the text of one of the articles, the word "preliminary" is spelled "perliminary". Also, there are two non-existent words: "Presidentedly" and "heruman". See more »

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Simon: I remember the First War, the way the sky burned, the faces of angels destroyed. I saw a third of Heaven's legion banished and the creation of Hell. I stood with my brothers and watched Lucifer Fall. But now my brothers are not brothers, and we have come here where we are mortal to steal the Dark Soul, not yet Lucifer's, to serve our cause. I have always obeyed, but I never thought the War would happen again.
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Your Best Friend
Written by Peter Frega and Brian Hirsch
Produced by Brian Hirsch and Peter Frega
Published by King Blue (PF) (ASCAP) and Talisman West (BH) (BMI)
Performed by "Peter Bear"/E. Sandra Jones
Arranged by Brian Hirsch
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Cool supernatural thriller. Atmospheric and original.
19 February 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Strangely enough being an atheist I am fascinated by supernatural thrillers, especially of the apocalyptic or eschatological variety. 'The Prophecy' is one of the smartest and most effective of this small genre, helped by a first rate cast. Thomas Daggett, a priest turned cop (Elias Koteas - 'Crash', 'Exotica'), stumbles across the corpse of an angel and a Bible with an extra chapter to the Book of Revelation, which mentions a war in heaven. Soon enough he becomes involved in a fight between the angels Gabriel (Christopher Walken in one of his best roles) and Simon (an impressive Eric Stoltz) over an evil man's soul.

A fascinating, atmospheric movie packed with interesting ideas, scenes and performances. Writer/Director Gregory Widen (only previous work of note: 'The Highlander'!) really comes up with the goods in this one, which nods to both Milton and Garth Ennis while adding several original touches. Also co-stars Virginia Madsen ('Dune', 'The Hot Spot'), Amanda Plummer ('Butterfly Kiss', and Walken and Stoltz' co-star in 'Pulp Fiction'), and a small but memorable appearance by Viggo Mortensen ('The Indian Runner', 'American Yakuza') as Lucifer!


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