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Left Behind: The Movie (2000)

Left Behind (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Fantasy | Video 2 February 2001
The Biblical prophecy of Armegeddon begins when the Rapture instantly takes all believers in Christ from the Earth. A reporter left behind learns that the Anti-Christ will soon take power.

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Rayford Steele is an airline pilot whose relationship with his wife has gone sour;he ponders having an affair with an attractive flight attendant, Hattie Durham. In the midst of a flight to London, a number of their passengers mysteriously disappear, and chaos takes hold as a number of vehicles on the ground and in the air are suddenly unmanned. Meanwhile, Buck Williams, a television journalist, is pondering the rash of sudden disappearances as he works on a report about Dr. Chaim Rosenzweig, an Israeli scientist who has devised a formula that would make any soil on earth easy to cultivate. However, Buck wonders if there's more to Rosenzweig than he first imagined when he discovers the doctor is in cahoots with two multi-millionaires who plan to broker the invention to promote their own agenda of international domination. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

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2 February 2001 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,158,780 (USA) (2 February 2001)

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$4,221,341 (USA) (20 April 2001)
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Trivia

Lacey Chabert was considered for the role of Chloe Steele, but had to back out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Goofs

Just before Buck boards the plane after meeting with Dirk, he is pondering outside of his office at the network building.. and a boom mic briefly bounces down into the shot. See more »

Quotes

[Dirk is going nuts trying to get Buck to buy into Dirk's conspiracy theory]
Buck Williams: When is the last time you slept?
Dirk: I'll get all the sleep I need when I'm dead.
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Crazy Credits

The Producers wish to thank: Karll Goodman (who inadvertently vanished during editing) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pure Bible Study: Second Peter 2: Their Beast Nature (2010) See more »

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Believer (Buck's Song)
Written by Toby Penner & Eldon Winter
Performed by Jake
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view it as a social/cultural document
8 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

If you are wondering where many of the conspiracy theories and paranoid ideas about the the UN, Israel, and international affairs come from, look no further.

This isn't a supernatural Hollywood film loosely based on some biblical passage. Instead, this movie was made by a company (Cloud Ten Pictures) with a political and religious agenda. As a movie, the end result at times more looks like clips out of a televangelism program (complete with family prayers and light breaking through church windows while harps are playing).

For mainstream viewers, it may be hard to believe, but many people believe in this stuff literally, as presented in the movie. And that, perhaps, makes the movie important. You probably won't find a more concise exposition of the bizarre views of a significant number of your fellow citizens. So, if you view it, view it as a social/cultural document. If you are at all media savvy, you don't need to be warned about the unsubtle attempts at propaganda and manipulation in the movie.


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