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The Prophecy 3: The Ascent -- Christopher Walken and Vincent Spano star in The Ascent, the third thrilling installment of the action-packed Prophecy trilogy. As fearsome armies of rebel angels continue to wage war in heaven and on earth, Pyriel, the brutal Angel of Genocide, rises to power with the evil intent to destroy all of mankind.
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Release Date:
14 March 2000 (USA) See more »
The Final, Most Thrilling Chapter! See more »
The conclusion to The Prophecy Trilogy. Once again, Christopher Walken returns as the Arch-Angel Gabriel... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Christopher Walken ... Gabriel

Vincent Spano ... Zophael

Dave Buzzotta ... Danyael
Kayren Butler ... Maggie (as Kayren Ann Butler)

Steve Hytner ... Joseph

Brad Dourif ... Zealot

Scott Cleverdon ... Pyriel

Jack McGee ... Detective

Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Madge (as Sandra Lafferty)
Mark Prince Edwards ... Donut Guy

Tyrone Tann ... Kyle

Moriah 'Shining Dove' Snyder ... Mary (as Moriah Shining Dove Snyder)

J.D. Rosen ... Tail Man

William Stanford Davis ... Portly Coroner (as Stan Davis)
Drew Swaine ... Young Danyael
Anthony Rosselli ... Desk Sergeant
Hi Border ... Toothless Woman

Tom Kane ... Angel (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Shawn Driscoll ... Policeman (uncredited)

Johnny Martin ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Patrick Lussier 
Writing credits
Gregory Widen (characters)

Carl V. Dupré (written by) &
Joel Soisson (written by)

Produced by
Joel Soisson .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
Steve Boeddeker 
Cinematography by
Nathan Hope 
Film Editing by
Peter Devaney Flanagan 
Casting by
Mark Tillman 
Production Design by
Deborah Raymond 
Dorian Vernacchio 
Costume Design by
Laura Marolakos 
Makeup Department
Ania Harasimiak .... makeup department head (as Anna Harasimiak)
Suzan Kaminga .... makeup artist
Roy Knyrim .... special makeup effects artist
Jerry Macaluso .... special makeup effects artist
Solina Tabrizi .... key hair stylist
Mark Villalobos .... special makeup effects artist
Michael Shelton .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Kirk M. Morri .... post-production supervisor
Ron Schmidt .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Valerie Bleth Sharp .... second assistant director (as Valerie Ann Bleth)
Tony Steinberg .... first assistant director
Art Department
Paul Linkogle .... lead man
Sound Department
Chris Barron .... digital audio transfer (as Christopher Barron)
Lindakay Brown .... adr editor
John Countryman .... re-recordist
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Tony Eckert .... foley mixer
Frank E. Eulner .... supervising sound editor (as Frank Eulner)
Andre Fenley .... sound effects editor
Jonathan Greber .... digital audio transfer
Gabriel Guy .... machine room operator
Sean Landeros .... machine room operator
Joan Malloch .... digital audio transfer (as John Malloch)
Frank 'Pepe' Merel .... foley editor (as Frank 'Pepe' Merel)
Frank 'Pepe' Merel .... foley recordist (as Frank 'Pepe' Merel)
Shannon Mills .... sound effects editor
Mark Pendergraft .... dialogue editor
Gary Rizzo .... re-recording mixer (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Steve Romanko .... machine room operator
Susan Sanford .... dialogue editor
Larry Scharf .... sound mixer
Kevin Sellers .... sound effects editor
Christopher Sposa .... boom operator
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Christian von Burkleo .... video services (as Christian Von Burkleo)
Special Effects by
Bill Cochran .... special effects assistant
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator
David Waine .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Chad Goei .... digital artist
Jamison Scott Goei .... visual effects supervisor
Sookie Park .... digital animator
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... optical element Hazeltine colorist: THDX (uncredited)
Dicu Aurel .... stunts
Aurel Boata .... stunts
Hiro Koda .... stunt double: Dave Buzzotta
John Koyama .... stunts
Luke LaFontaine .... stunts
Johnny Martin .... stunts
Spencer Sano .... stunt rigger
David Wald .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Mateo Bourdieu .... second assistant camera: second unit
Ronald K. De torres .... set lighting technician
Suzanne England .... still photographer
Cort Fey .... director of photography: second unit
Cort Fey .... gaffer
Pete Johnson .... key rigging grip
Jerry Mundy .... best boy grip
Barry Norwood .... first assistant camera: second unit
John Palato .... grip
Vince Palomino .... key grip
Scott Snopel .... lighting technician
Jake Warga .... first assistant camera
Chad Wilson .... director of photography: second unit
Steven J. Winslow .... assistant camera: Wescam camera
Steven J. Winslow .... camera technician
Casting Department
Beth Blanks .... casting associate
Music Department
David C. Williams .... composer: theme music
Transportation Department
Deborah J. Chesebro .... driver: Christopher Walken
Other crew
Greg Bronson .... stand in/photo double
Blake Busby .... graphic artist: titles
Michele A. Carmel .... production coordinator
Jeph Duarte .... production assistant
Billy Greenfield .... production assistant (as Bill Greenfield)
Robb Hastigan .... key production accountant
Lauren Feige Keskinel .... assistant to director (as Lauren Feige)
Jerry Macaluso .... prosthetics supervisor
Andrew Pearson .... assistant production coordinator
Dan Schlaack .... key set production assistant
Claudia Soisson .... assistant production accountant
Arron Turnbull .... production assistant
Leon Watkins .... production assistant
Rhonda Zamore .... craft service
Matt McDonald .... production assistant (uncredited)
Chris Nassif .... special thanks

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies
  • Skywalker Sound  post production sound services by (as Skywalker Sound, A Division Of Lucas Digital, Ltd. Marin County, California)
  • Visual Icon  Exclusive clip and still licensing

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"God's Army III" - Europe (English title)
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Rated R for graphic violence, and for some nudity and language
Japan:84 min | Argentina:103 min | USA:84 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

This makes "Christopher Walken's" third time playing "Gabriel" in this franchise.See more »
Continuity: When Danyael jumps on the motorcycle he hits the gear pedal first, then we cut to see him pull the clutch lever. Since the motor is already running, punching in first gear without pulling the clutch would cause the motor to die and the motorcycle to make an abrupt leap forward.See more »
Gabriel:You been with a woman, Zophael? It's like dying... you moan, cry out. You get to a spot that has you begging for release. Once, I was an Angel of Death... now, I die every day... when I have the cash.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Walkentalk (2003)See more »
Surf 'N TurfSee more »


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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Excellent movie, good fun, 1 June 2004
Author: Sentinel-15 from Antwerp, Belgium

I loved the first Prophecy movie. A whole new take on religion & mythology, dipped in post-Pulp Fiction action & entertainment.

Though a bit of a disappointment, I still liked the sequel.

And then came part 3. Great stuff! An intriguing story - though perhaps not entirely satisfactory in the end - providing a sense of closure to the series.

We see familiar faces from previous parts make a re-appearance, neatly tying things together. Gabriel himself, having lived as a human for many years since part 2, has come to see the world from an entirely different perspective, changing his role in the series, and making for some interesting and funny scenes and dialogue.

On an action level this does not disappoint either. The angels fight in interesting ways; their fights and jumping around seem kind of Matrix-inspired, but not as over-the-top CGI-ed as in Matrix.

All in all, this movie is great fun. If you liked the first movie, give the other parts a chance. Otherwise, you'll be missing out, IMHO.

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