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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
Anna Harasimiak .... makeup department head
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
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Frank E. Eulner .... supervising sound editor
Andre Fenley .... sound effects editor
Shannon Mills .... sound effects editor
Gary Rizzo .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Scharf .... sound mixer
Kevin Sellers .... sound effects editor
Christopher Sposa .... boom operator
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:
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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 »
Maggie:Do you really believe that?
Joseph:Look. I've had four gutted hermaphrodites burn to black pitch right under my nose. I've had one cop, my best friend, driven insane by the angels shrieking in his head... before somehow spontaneously combusting in a madhouse he had mistaken for a monastery...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Walkentalk (2003)See more »
TelstarSee more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Pretty Good, if you've seen 1 & 2, 17 March 2001
Author: yojimbo999 from Earth

This film follows the original and the first sequel very closely. In fact, you could put the three movies together back to back to back and have a coherent movie and think you're watching one big movie. Long story short: Gabriel (Walken) is leading a band of rebel angels who in the original and first sequel is bent on destroying the human race so they can become God's favorite kids again; this sequel, Gabriel is reduced to being a human (you become what you hate, et cetera), and is somewhat of a good guy (or is he?)?

This movie itself was pretty good. I especially like the continuity from sequel to sequel, kind of like catching up to familiar old buds. The acting was pretty good, the terminator/bad angel was pretty appealing, and Danyael was played well. No big sfx to speak off (this is a dtv, after all), and the female lead goes from mediocre to just plain can't-act-her-way-out-of-a-bag bad. In fact, the movie lags only when the Maggie character is onscreen. She has very little charisma and has even less talent. Everything rings fake, and in a movie where there are angels running and walking around in longcoats, credibility is already stretched thin -- it doesn't help if your female lead looks like she got the part not because of her acting skills, but because she looks good in a shirt that shows off her midriff.

Good movie if you like the Prophecy storyline, which I think this movie was made for. Budget couldn't have been more than a few million, and I'm pretty sure most of that went to Walkens, who got top billing despite being a supporting character. The kid who played Danyael was also pretty good, and the terminator-angel was also good.

At the end of this movie, I can't help but hope for a 3rd sequel. I just love this storyline, it'd be nice to see what happened in a Prophecy 4. Since they spent so little money on this, and I'm pretty sure the returns are pretty good, here's hoping for a 3rd sequel.

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