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Left Behind: The Movie (2000)
"Left Behind" (original title)

Video  -  Action | Drama | Fantasy  -  4 September 2001 (Spain)
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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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$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 »

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When Carpathia shoots Stonegal and Cothran, he uses a semiautomatic pistol, which would normally automatically eject the cartridge casing upon discharge, in order to chamber the next round. This does not occur on either of the two discharges shown. In movies, they frequently use "Non-guns" to fire blanks, which do not (normally) eject the cartridge casings upon discharge. See more »

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Buck Williams: It's true. I can't believe it, it's true!
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The Producers wish to thank: Karll Goodman (who inadvertently vanished during editing) See more »

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Come Quickly Lord
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I like it, but it's no where near the quality of the book (or the sequel)
15 October 2002 | by (NY, USA) – See all my reviews

Before seeing the movie, read the book. The movie alone leaves so much unsaid that is not explained and thus some transitions are really really strange and just seem bad. The next movie (Tribulation Force) actually is a LOT better than this movie.

The writers of the book did a wonderful job with the story, which tells a fictionalized account of the only part of scripture that has yet to be fulfilled. This movie takes the viewpoint of the Pre-tribulation Rapture of the church, but viewers/readers, please try to just watch it regardless of whether your viewpoint is pre-trib, mid-trib, post-trib, or amillenniumism, or whether you have no clue what I'm talking about; these elements are not fundimental to salvation but issues that can be debated on each side with scriptural basis, so as far as that goes we'll just have to wait & see. It is an entertaining movie, though...like I said, try the book. You won't regret it.


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