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Writer (WGA):
Gregory Widen (written by)
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1 September 1995 (USA) See more »
Archangel Gabriel (Walken) has brought the second war of heaven to earth. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Gregory Widen 
Writing credits
Gregory Widen (written by)

Produced by
W.K. Border .... executive producer
Raquel Caballes Maxwell .... co-producer
Don Phillips .... executive producer
Joel Soisson .... producer
Original Music by
David C. Williams 
Cinematography by
Richard Clabaugh (director of photography)
Bruce Douglas Johnson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sonny Baskin 
Casting by
Don Phillips 
Production Design by
Clark Hunter 
Set Decoration by
Michele Spadaro 
Costume Design by
Dana Allyson 
Makeup Department
Tarra D. Day .... assistant hair stylist: Los Angeles (as Tarra Day)
Tarra D. Day .... assistant makeup artist: Los Angeles (as Tarra Day)
Peggy Hannaman .... hair stylist: Los Angeles
Peggy Hannaman .... makeup artist: Los Angeles
Steven Mack .... hair stylist
Scott Patton .... special makeup effects: Patton EFX
Martha Preciado .... key makeup artist (as Martha Cecilia)
Dave Snyder .... on-set prosthetics supervisor
Mark Villalobos .... special makeup effects artist
R. Stephen Weber .... second makeup artist
Production Management
Candice D. Campos .... post-production supervisor
JoAnn Perritano .... production manager
Paul Ratajczak .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fernando Altschul .... first assistant director
William Paul Clark .... assistant director: Los Angeles
Philip Fracassi .... assistant director: Los Angeles (as Philip Dominic Peter Fracassi)
Michael Hamm .... second assistant director
John F. Hart .... assistant director: second unit
Louis Shaw Milito .... second second assistant director
Joel Soisson .... second unit director
Art Department
John G. Aldrete .... construction coordinator
Joe Arnold .... swing gang (as Joseph Arnold)
Max Biscoe .... swing gang: Los Angeles
Henry Cota .... carpenter: Los Angeles
Jose D. Cota .... carpenter: Los Angeles
Philip Fracassi .... on-set dresser (as Philip Dominic Peter Fracassi)
Scott Getzinger .... swing gang: Los Angeles
John Harrington .... property master
Baxter Jeffrey .... carpenter
Stacy Lande .... scenic artist
Merdyce McClaran .... assistant property master
Rick Potts .... scenic artist
Charles Righetti .... leadman
Joanne Bloomfield .... prop assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Flavia Amon .... audio post coordinator
Dickran Bezirgenian .... adr recordist
Mark Boccaccio .... additional sound designer (as Mark Boccacio)
Ed Carr .... foley mixer
Matt Colleran .... sound engineer
Matt Colleran .... sound technical coordinator
Cole Coonce .... boom operator: Los Angeles
Pete Elia .... adr recordist
Michael Faba .... boom operator
Roger Fearing .... adr recordist
Erik Flockoi .... sound engineer
Monett Holderer .... foley mixer (as Monette Holderer)
Paul Holzborn .... foley mixer
Bess Hopper .... foley mixer
Lee Howell .... production sound mixer: Los Angeles
T.A. Moore Jr. .... re-recording mixer (as T.A. Moore)
Bret Newman .... sound engineer
Darren Paskal .... sound effects editor
John Post .... foley mixer
Paul Ratajczak .... re-recording mixer
Paul Ratajczak .... sound supervisor
Al Rizzo .... production sound mixer
Will Rogers .... adr recordist
Dennis Sager .... chief engineer
Brian Slack .... sound consultant: Ultra Stereo
Randy Vandegrift .... dialogue editor (as Randy Vandergrift)
Daniel W. Victor Jr. .... stereo consultant: Ultra*Stereo®
Tom Warren .... sound account executive
Pawel Wdowczak .... production sound mixer: Los Angeles
David Weisberg .... sound designer
Robert E. Borge .... stereo consultant: Ultra*Stereo® (uncredited)
Kurt Kassulke .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Thomas M. Ficke .... special effects technician (as Thomas Michael Ficke)
Larry Fioritto .... special effects: Los Angeles, Special Effects Services
David Gallion .... special effects rigger
Gary L. King .... special effects technician (as Gary King)
Jor Van Kline .... special effects coordinator
Dean Welch .... special effects technician (as Dean W. Welch)
Visual Effects by
T. Dow Albon .... cloud wrangler: Effects Associates, Inc.
Keith Allan .... titles and opticals: Title House
Jeff Bankert .... grip: optical unit
Kent Burton .... model animator: enemy ghost sequence, Todd Masters Company
Candice D. Campos .... first assistant director: optical unit (as Candice Campos)
Scott Coulter .... digital effects supervisor: enemy ghost sequence, Todd Masters Company
R. Blaine Currier .... dolly grip: optical unit (as Blaine Currier)
June Czerwinski .... wardrobe: optical unit
Jim Danforth .... matte artist: angel effects and Mesa mattes, Effects Associates, Inc.
Jim Danforth .... matte photographer: angel effects and Mesa mattes, Effects Associates, Inc.
Karen Danforth .... administration: Effects Associates, Inc.
Dragon .... computer imaging: cave sequence, Title House
Dragon .... rendering: cave sequence, Title House
Melissa Elliott .... titles and opticals: Title House (as Melissa Limmer)
Conánn Fitzpatrick .... digital animator: Available Light, Ltd. (as Conann Fitzpatrick)
Phillip Giles .... digital supervisor: Neo Digital
Jamison Scott Goei .... digital animator: Neo Digital (as Jamison Goei)
Dave Gregory .... optical composites: enemy ghost sequence, Todd Masters Company (as David Gregory)
Dave Gregory .... titles and opticals: Title House
Michael F. Hoover .... digital animator: enemy ghost sequence, Todd Masters Company (as Michael Hoover)
Bruce Douglas Johnson .... visual effects director of photography: cave sequence
Bruce Douglas Johnson .... visual effects supervisor: cave sequence
Laurel Klick .... digital supervisor: Available Light, Ltd.
Ralph Maiers .... digital compositor: Digital Magic Company
George Maxwell .... chief lighting technician: optical unit
Dan Middleton .... production coordinator: Effects Associates, Inc.
Joel Miller .... digital animator: enemy ghost sequence, Todd Masters Company
Rodney Montague .... visual effects producer: Digital Magic Company
Vincent Niebla .... sculptor: beast, enemy ghost sequence, Todd Masters Company (as Vince Nebla)
January Nordman .... digital animator: Available Light, Ltd.
Scott Patton .... digital animator: enemy ghost sequence, Todd Masters Company
Jeff Pierce .... digital transfer supervisor: Digital Magic Company
Rebeca Scott .... project coordinator: Effects Associates, Inc.
David Taylor .... first assistant camera: optical unit
Joseph Thomas .... digital animator: Available Light, Ltd.
Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli .... electrician: optical unit (as Ronald Cosmo Vecchiarelli)
Kimberly Weeks .... script supervisor: optical unit
Michelle 'Miki' Weiss .... titles and opticals: Title House (as Michelle [Miki] Weiss)
Gucci Westman .... project coordinator: Effects Associates, Inc.
Martin Zboril .... computer animation: cave sequence
Martin Zboril .... conceptual art: cave sequence
Adalberto Álvarez .... grip: optical unit (as Adalberto Alvarez)
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator: additional photography
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Ben Hernandez Bray .... stunts (as Ben Bray)
Doug Coleman .... stunts
Scott Alan Cook .... stunts
Doru Dumitrescu .... stunts
Leslie Hoffman .... stunt safety
Brett A. Jones .... stunts (as Brett Jones)
Dyanna Lynn .... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts
Alexis Scher .... stunts
Erik Stabenau .... stunts
Michael R. Thayer .... stunts
Pete Turner .... stunts
Pete Turner .... stunt double: Christopher Walken (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Andress .... additional electrician
Christopher Baffa .... director of photography: second unit
Jason Elias .... electric best boy
David E. Elkins .... assistant camera: pick-up shots
Kenn Ferro .... Steadicam operator
Eric S. Foster .... chief lighting technician
Anthony Gotta .... lighting/additional photography
Andy Graham .... first assistant camera
Mark D. Greene .... additional electrician
Sean T. Hannan .... grip
Keith A. Hascher .... electrician
Greg Hewett .... key grip
John Johnson .... still photographer
Jeffrey S. Keiser .... first assistant camera (as Jeffrey Scott Keiser)
Dolan Kirkpatrick .... additional electrician
Brett 'Scooter' Losner .... grip
Richard Maxey .... best boy grip
George Maxwell .... additional electrician
Marianne Poravas .... second assistant camera (as Marianne Franco)
Paul Schmidt .... camera loader
Paul Schmidt .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles
Chris Shaw .... additional electrician (as Christopher D. Shaw)
Taylor Evan Sparks .... electrician
John A. Strubbe .... best boy grip (as John Adrian Strubbe)
David C. Terry .... "a" camera dolly grip
David C. Terry .... dolly grip
Dan Zaitz .... electrician
Casting Department
Lisa Bankert .... casting associate
Leigh French .... voice casting
Gay Gilbert .... casting: Arizona
Mary Santiago .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cassandra Conners .... wardrobe supervisor
Jacqueline K. Fodor .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
David Hamme .... assistant colorist
David Hamme .... assistant colorist: dailies
Jennifer Lane .... assistant editor
Sharon McGeeney .... negative cutting: Superior Film Service
Ray Morfino .... color timer
Ken Schwartz .... colorist
Ian Slater .... assistant editor
Location Management
John Grant .... location manager: Los Angeles
Pamela D. Kleckner .... assistant location manager: Arizona
Charlotte Purin .... assistant location manager: Los Angeles
Dennis H. Ranke .... location manager
Music Department
Mark Boccaccio .... music editor (as Mark Boccacio)
Transportation Department
Michael Bacon .... driver
Collin Butrum .... transportation
Gene Callahan .... driver
Erik Carter .... transportation captain
William Dawson .... driver (as William J. Dawson)
Michael Dewey .... driver
P. Gerald Knight .... transportation coordinator
Gene Petty .... driver
DeAnna Rush .... driver (as Deanna Rush)
Steve Shoemaker .... driver (as Steve 'Shoe' Shoemaker)
Larry Smith .... driver: honeywagon
Richard Stauffacher .... driver
Dotti Thompson .... driver (as Dorothy V. Thompson)
Ron Volpe .... driver (as Ron M. Volpe)
Other crew
Cindy Adams .... caterer: Silver Screen Catering
Scott Adams .... caterer: Silver Screen Catering
Roger Arar .... legal services
Jason Autajay .... set production assistant
Kelly Baldwin .... assistant to producers
Carol Banker .... script supervisor (as Carol J. Banker)
Lindsay Bayman .... legal services (as Lindsey Bayman)
Steven Belgard .... unit publicist (as Steve Waldo Belgard)
Thomas 'Doc' Boguski .... production coordinator
Brett Boydstun .... set production assistant (as Brett A. Boydstun)
Anna Braga .... stand-in
James 'Trip' Brown .... office production assistant: Los Angeles
Darcy J. Bruno .... studio teacher
Sandra B. Clark .... craft service assistant
Susan Coagan .... craft service
Tarry Cokolow .... security
Brad Curd .... office production assistant: Arizona
Kevin S. Curd .... office production assistant: Arizona
Konrad Dowling .... insurance: RHH/Albert G. Ruben
Maureen Duffy .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
John Dusenberry .... office production assistant: Los Angeles
David Epstein .... production accountant (as David B. Epstein)
Nan Garcia-Wood .... medic: Los Angeles
Jennifer Getzinger .... assistant to director
Jennifer Getzinger .... script supervisor: Los Angeles
Phillip J. Hardy .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Robin Hewitt .... controller: NEO
Lew Horwitz .... production financing: The Lewis Horwitz Organization (as Lewis Horwitz)
Tiby Kantrowitz .... set production assistant (as Tiby Lee Kantrowitz)
Brian M. Kingman .... insurance: RHH/Albert G. Ruben (as Brian Kingman)
Peter Lambert .... production financing: The Lewis Horwitz Organization
John Lark .... stand-in
Karl Lund .... security
Ramiro López .... catering: Los Angeles, International Catering (as Ramiro Lopez)
Frank Marinella .... set production assistant (as Frank Michael Marinella)
Melanie Masson .... set production assistant
Melanie Miller .... production secretary: Los Angeles
Ken Moglovkin .... accounting services: NEO
Kathleen Papera .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Gayle Phelps .... bird wrangler: optical unit
Richard Potter .... production executive
Steve Ransohoff .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Andrew Rona .... production executive
Adrian F. Roscher .... legal services (as Adrian Roscher)
Richard E. Rosenthal .... studio teacher: Los Angeles (as Richard Rosenthal)
Ron Schmidt .... assistant production coordinator (as Ronald J. Schmidt)
Ron Schmidt .... production coordinator: Los Angeles (as Ronald J. Schmidt)
Scott Smith .... medic: Arizona (as C. Scott Smith)
Claudia Soisson .... assistant accountant
Carol Sonheim .... bird wrangler: optical unit
Marion Spiegelman .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Jr. Donald Stanton .... office production assistant: Los Angeles (as Donald Stanton)
David Steinberg .... legal services
Janet L. Stott .... legal services
Art Stribley .... production financing: The Lewis Horwitz Organization (as Arthur Stribley)
Traci Tasher .... assistant to producers
Traci Tasher .... craft service: Los Angeles
David Wittenstein .... office production assistant: Arizona
Kurt Woolner .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Stephen Zakman .... office production assistant: Los Angeles (as Stephen M. Zakman)
Kimberly Weeks .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Syd Cole .... special thanks: Magic Film & Video Works
Marie Hélène Desbiens .... special thanks: Magic Film & Video Works (as Marie-Hélène Desbienes)
Joe Forte .... special thanks
Rubén García .... special thanks: Magic Film & Video Works (as Ruben Garcia)
Rima Greer .... special thanks (as Rima Bauer Greer)
Brian Kibbie .... special thanks: Magic Film & Video Works
Don O. Knowlton .... special thanks (as Donald Knowlton)
Mario Landeros .... special thanks
Robert W. Lowe .... special thanks: Chief of Police, Superior
William MacCallum .... special thanks: Director, Arizona Film Commission (as William E. McCallum)
Eric Makus .... special thanks
Patrick McAllister .... special thanks ( as Patrick Kerlee McAllister)
Mike Petzold .... special thanks
Greg Pruss .... special thanks (as Gregory Pruss)
Jim Ryan .... special thanks: Principal, Superior High School
Kathryn Takis .... special thanks
Donald Widen .... special thanks
Tracy Wong .... special thanks
Chris Zapata .... special thanks: Superior Town Manager

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"God's Army" - Europe (English title)
"God's Secret Army" - Europe (English title)
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Rated R for violence and gore, and for some language
98 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (2002) (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (1995) (cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1995) (uncut) | Germany:18 | Hungary:18 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (video premiere) | USA:R | USA:TV-MA (cable rating)

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Christopher Walken would appear in the first three films of The Prophecy franchise.See more »
Continuity: The injury on the bridge of Daggett's nose keeps changing size and shape.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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89 out of 111 people found the following review useful.
What a cast! A shockingly good film., 28 June 1999
Author: Dan Grant ( from Toronto, Ontario

Religion has always been a clouded issue to me. There is absolutely no evidence that there is a God or an afterlife. But that hasn't stopped me ( and billions of people ) from believing in something. And I have always been taught that if there is good, then there is also the bad. If there is a heaven, there has to be a hell. The Prophecy tells us that there is, but it is not necessarily that cut and dried. The ruler of hell in this film is more like a character in a Martin Scorsese film. He is evil ( he has to be, he is Lucifer ) but he is not necessarily here to make God's life miserable. He is not necessarily good, but he is in a self serving kind of way.

The Prophecy is a very confusing and convoluted but brilliant film. The story ( bear with me here, it's been a while since I've seen this film ) is about a war between angels. Some angels became jealous when God decided he loved humans more than them. They become bitter and decide to start a war in heaven with the angels that are loyal to God. Their theory is that if the angels that oppose them are gone, they can take over certain things and hopefully get God's love back. To do this, they must steal the soul of the most heinous person that ever lived. We meet Gabriel, the lead angel in this crusade, and played by Christopher Walken, he is one of the most entertaining characters I have ever seen in the history of film. He has a sense of humour, he is vicious and he uses humans as slaves to do his dirty work. He catches them just before they are about to die and uses them with the promise that he will kill them once their job is finished. Here we meet Jerry, as his human monkey,and the only reason I mention this is because it is one of Adam Goldberg's early roles. He was Upham in Saving Private Ryan and watching this you could tell he had talent and that he would go places. He is fantastic in this film.

Elias Koteas plays Thomas, the only one who may have an insight into what is going on. He was a former priest who understands how religion is playing a part in all of this.

Eric Stoltz plays Simon, one of the good angels that is trying to save the world from Gabriel and he is very affective here as well.

But the star of this film is absolutely Walken. He is perfect as Gabriel. He has a sense of humour and he is evil at the same time. And in some ways you are rooting for him to win. That is until the very end when Satan shows up, because he steals every scene he is in as well.

Satan is played with wicked slickness by Viggo Mortensen. When he speaks he almost slithers and creeps his words onto the screen. He makes a dark scene darker and he keeps you glued to the screen. And his role in this film is one that epitomizes convolution. He is awesome.

This film is one that should not be missed. If you don't understand everything about it the first time, watch it again and again. You'll learn something new every time. And you'll enjoy it more and more. This is one hell of a film!!

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