The Prophecy (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Horror  |  1 September 1995 (USA)
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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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Angels come to Earth to find a human soul that can end the war in heaven. Humans are caught up in this battle and must find a way to stop the angel Gabriel before he takes the soul back from where the angel Simon has hidden it. Written by Aaron Sherman <>

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Little do they know of the apocalyptic proportions of the conflict that they find themselves in. See more »

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

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Release Date:

1 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Seraphim  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)


$16,115,878 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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In a bit of truly inspired foreshadowing, in 1993, 2 years before this films release, Christopher Walken played an eerily similar role to that of his portrayal of the Archangel Gabriel in The Prophecy. In the Madonna video for the song "Bad Girl" (from her album "Erotica"), Walken plays the Angel of Death who silently follows a woman (Madonna) as she is being destroyed by her lifestyle. Though there is no speaking part, his mannerisms and look are strikingly similar to his later depiction of Gabriel - even down to his slicked back hair, pale complexion and mostly black wardrobe. See more »


After Lucifer bites into Gabriel's heart, there is blood all over his upper lip and face. In the next shot, the blood on his face looks completely different. See more »


[first lines]
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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Gloria Laus
(Gregorian Chant)
Performed by The Choir Of Monks Of Saint-Benoit Du Lac
Conducted by Dom Andre Saint-Cyr
Courtesy of Promusic, Inc.
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Just as good as you've been told!
24 July 2002 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Did you friends tell you how great this movie is? And you wondered what they'd been smoking? Well, give it a chance and watch it for yourself--it's brilliant.

The casting is what really *makes* this movie. Christopher Walken is just the correct amount "over the top" to make Gabriel larger-than-life, as he must be, and not just a human villain. Eric Stoltz is tragic as his counterpart Simon, who has remained loyal to his god through the two wars in heaven, and now has only his duty to sustain him. Elias Koteas brings real feeling to a role that could have been cookie-cutter--the once-almost-priest who now must save the world from evil. And Viggo Mortensen, in his brief on-screen time as Lucifer, is absolutely electrifying in showing that the dark angel is indeed the most beautiful of all.

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