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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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In an instant, millions of people vanish. For those left behind, the apocalypse has just begun. See more »


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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)

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

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$4,221,341 (USA) (20 April 2001)
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Released directly to video in 2000, copies of the film came bundled with a free pass to watch the film in theaters when it was later given limited release in early 2001. See more »

Goofs

Rayford was supposedly piloting a 747 on the flight to London. While the original 747 models required a flight engineer (there was none on this flight), that position is no longer necessary with the all-digital 747-400, which began shipping in 1989. See more »

Quotes

Buck Williams: How do you describe both the beginning and an end? We should have known better, but we didn't. What does it matter if we think we know? In the end, there's no denying the truth.
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The Producers wish to thank: Karll Goodman (who inadvertently vanished during editing) See more »


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All the Way to Heaven
Written by Mark Pennels and Zarc Porter
Performed by V*Enna
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a Disappointment, considering the book series
26 May 2004 | by (Green Bay, WI) – See all my reviews

Great concept, fantastic book series, the movie could have been a LOT better.

Now, I realize that when a movie attempts to capture the essence of a book, there have to be some sacrifices as far as details. I have read the book several times, and the movie somehow does not capture much of what the book conveys. Maybe it is time constraints that come with making a movie within, say, 90 minutes to 2 hours. But this movie seems rushed somehow. It did not let certain plotlines develop. In the book, Rayford only lusted after the stewardess, where in the movie, it seemed like it went a bit beyond that. Also, early in the movie, it seemed that Buck Williams already had a relationship with the Steele Family before the Rapture where it did not germinate until towards the end of the Left Behind book.

Maybe it was because of the low budget and time constraints. I remember when Kirk Cameron was fired up about doing the movie after reading the book. The funny thing is that this movie was produced without paying any attention to the details that made this book such a best seller. The basic idea behind the novel held true to the movie, but many key elements in the book were ignored.

My advice: Read the novel series, see the movie if you must for comparison's sake, not as a viable substitute to the novel.


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