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2 February 2001 (USA) See more »
The Future Is Clear. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Kirk Cameron ... Buck Williams

Brad Johnson ... Rayford Steele

Janaya Stephens ... Chloe Steele

Clarence Gilyard Jr. ... Bruce Barnes (as Clarence Gilyard)
Colin Fox ... Chaim Rosenzweig

Gordon Currie ... Nicolae Carpathia

Chelsea Noble ... Hattie Durham
Daniel Pilon ... Jonathan Stonegal
Tony De Santis ... Joshua Cothran
Jack Langedijk ... Dirk Burton

Krista Bridges ... Ivy Gold

Thomas Hauff ... Steve Plank

Neil Crone ... Ken Ritz

Sten Eirik ... Flattop / Carl

Raven Dauda ... Gloria

Marvin Ishmael ... Firzhugh
Philip Akin ... Alan Tompkins (as Philip Akon)
Christie MacFadyen ... Mrs. Irene Steele
Jay Manchester ... Raymie Steele (as Jack Manchester)

T.D. Jakes ... Pastor Billings (as Bishop T.D. Jakes)
Mairon Bennett ... Young Girl on Plane (as Marion Bennett)

David Macniven ... Chris (as David MacNiven)

Thea Andrews ... Media Relations Officer
Terry Samuels ... General
Robert Levine ... Old Man
Alan Rosenthal ... Soldier #1

Peter Tufford Kennedy ... Husband on Plane
Christine Donato ... Wife / Mother
Fran Elliot ... Elderly Woman
Lillian Lewis ... Old Drunk Lady
David Blacker ... Big Man on Plane
Steve Behal ... Zombie Man
Stacie Fox ... Young Mother on Road

Peter Loung ... Washroom Attendant

Chris Gillett ... Eric Miller

Richard Hardacre ... Tall Man

Katherine Trowell ... Woman in Green Blouse

Rufus Crawford ... Security Guard #1

Tony Curtis Blondell ... Security Guard #2
Sherry Hilliard ... News Anchor
Regan Moore ... Passenger
Rebecca St. James ... Buck's Assistant (as Rebecca St.James)
Bob Carlisle ... GNN Reporter
Clay Crosse ... U.N. Security Guard #1
Josh Penner ... U.N. Security Guard #2
Marty Penner ... U.N. Security Guard #3
Toby Penner ... U.N. Security Guard #4
Ava van Heerden ... Very Attractive Baby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Cunningham ... Young Kid #1 On Plane (uncredited)
James Downing ... (uncredited)
Diana Hagee ... Vanished Man on Plane With Flowered Shirt's wife (uncredited)
John Hagee ... Vanished Man on Plane with Flowered Shirt (uncredited)

Mark Bradley Morrow ... Extra in Airport (uncredited)

André van Heerden ... Man in New York Studio Welcoming Buck back after Israeli attack (uncredited)
Jack Van Impe ... Vanished Man on Plane (uncredited)
Rexella Van Impe ... Vanished Woman on Plane (uncredited)
John Walvoord ... Vanished Man On Plane With Concerned Wife (uncredited)

Directed by
Vic Sarin 
Writing credits
Alan B. McElroy  (as Alan McElroy) and
Paul Lalonde  and
Joe Goodman 

Jerry B. Jenkins  novel (uncredited)
Tim LaHaye  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Ron Booth .... executive producer
Joe Goodman .... producer
Paul Lalonde .... executive producer
Paul Lalonde .... producer
Peter Lalonde .... executive producer
Peter Lalonde .... producer
Bobby Neutz .... executive producer
Nicholas Tabarrok .... line producer
André van Heerden .... co-producer
Ralph Winter .... producer
Original Music by
James Covell 
Cinematography by
George Tirl  (as George Jiri Tirl)
Film Editing by
Michael Pacek 
Casting by
Cathy Henderson  (as Cathy Henderson-Martin)
Lisa Parasyn 
Dori Zuckerman 
Production Design by
Arthur Herriott  (as Arthur W. Herriott)
Art Direction by
James Phillips  (as Jim Phillips)
Set Decoration by
Susan Young 
Costume Design by
Sharon McDonell 
Makeup Department
Joanne Bujouves .... makeup assistant
Anthony Filipetto .... key hair stylist
Iantha Goldberg .... makeup artist
Nico Liberio .... assistant hair stylist
Nicola Liberio .... assistant hair stylist
Catherine Viot .... makeup department head
Production Management
Eitan Alon .... production manager: Pelon Films, Israel
Robert Appelbe .... production manager: second unit
Michael Doherty .... post-production supervisor
Ted Miller .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tarnya Cook .... dailies assistant director
Tyler Delben .... third assistant director
Michal Page .... trainee assistant director (as Michael Page)
Jonathan Wright .... second assistant director
Michael Zenon .... first assistant director
Art Department
Patrick Cooke .... set dresser
Suzanne Drumm .... art department assistant
Will Eastin .... graphic designer
Julie Eknes .... head painter
Rene Frattura .... assistant props
Penny Gay .... property manager
Ray Hopkin .... on-set dresser
Cameron Legault .... assistant props
Klaudia Meier .... set decoration buyer
Tom Reyner .... key scenic artist
Monique Roy .... lead set dresser
Doug Stensrud .... assistant head carpenter
Eric Summerley .... carpenter
Shawn Thomas .... first assistant art director
Allan Westlake .... construction coordinator
Philippe Maurais .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Eric A. Christoffersen .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Eric Christofferson)
Alan deGraaf .... sound re-recording mixer
John Dykstra .... foley engineer
John Gare .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Kueper .... tape-to-tape
Scot Marshall .... sound assistant
Danielle McBride .... adr editor
Virginia Storey .... foley artist
Steven Toepell .... sound effects editor
John Bracco .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Katherine Fitzgerald .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Robert Fletcher .... production sound mixer (uncredited)
Laurie Regan .... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)
Steven Toepell .... supervising sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jean-Pierre Bélair .... assistant special effects
Tim Ferguson .... assistant special effects
Michael Gagnon .... key special effects
John LaForet .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Ian Britton .... 3D models, textures, and animation: Calibre Digital Pictures
Darren Cranford .... executive producer: Keyframe Digital Productions
Janek Czechowicz .... 3D modeling and animation: Keyframe Digital Productions
Peter Denomme .... executive producer: Calibre Digital Pictures (as Pete Denomme)
Clint Green .... production coordinator: Keyframe Digital Productions
Jamie Hallett .... digital compositor
Noel Hooper .... effects designer and compositor: Calibre Digital Pictures
Ariel Joson .... 3D models, textures, and animation: Calibre Digital Pictures
Gerry Legros .... visual effects producer: Calibre Digital Pictures
Daniel Mizuguchi .... digital artist
Mark Palowich .... cg animator
Mike Pieczonka .... 3D models, textures and animation: Calibre Digital Pictures
Brad Ryan .... 3D modeling and animation: Keyframe Digital Productions
Dave Salter .... digital artist
Che Spencer .... production coordinator: Calibre Digital Pictures
Brian Lui .... motion graphics: computer displays (uncredited)
Randy Butcher .... stunt coordinator
Jo-Anne Hannah .... stunts (as Joanne Hannah)
Blair Johannes .... stunts
Jessica Meyer .... stunts
Regan Moore .... stunts
Rick Parker .... stunts
Bryan Thomas .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Daryl Alvaro .... key grip (as Daryl W. Alvaro)
Michael Baye .... electrician
Rudolf Blahacek .... director of photography: second unit
Rocky Brown .... crane grip
Jeffrey Cassidy .... playback operator
Jeffrey Cassidy .... video assist operator
Joe DaSilva .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Joe Dasilva)
Frank Hardin .... generator operator
Joe Howe .... grip
Larron Rome Julian .... second assistant camera
Marc Lougheed .... camera trainee
Robert McAdam .... gaffer (as Bob McAdam)
Duncan McKee .... best boy grip
Michael Meagher .... second assistant camera
Andrew Medicky .... first assistant camera: second camera
Ilan Nachum .... director of photography: Israel
Tony Oliver .... second assistant camera: second unit
Anthony Police .... dolly grip
Henry Sansom .... best boy electric
Ronald Schlueter .... playback operator
Bernard Sigouin .... electrician
Michael Soos .... a-camera / steadicam operator
Brad Vos .... first assistant camera: 'a' camera
David J. Woods .... 24 frame video operator
Ken Woroner .... still photographer
Sophie Giraud .... still photographer (uncredited)
Ryan McMaster .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Krisztina M. Neglia .... extras casting (as Krisztina Meuring)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stacy Laliberte .... wardrobe supervisor
Melissa Mark .... wardrobe assistant
Emily McHugh .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
John Cameron .... assistant editor
Scot Marshall .... assistant editor
Arthur Montreuil .... color timer
Music Department
Dan Blessinger .... music mixer
James Covell .... conductor
Ross DeRoche .... music preparation (as Ross deRoche)
Steve Lively .... music arranger: vocal arrangements
Larry Rench .... orchestrator
Steven Toepell .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Carlos F. Belgrave .... driver (as Carlos Belgrave)
Helen Bone .... driver
George 'Bulldog' Fedick .... driver
Alex Kalascha .... driver
Geoff McPeek .... driver
Tim Morrison .... driver
Geoff Picherack .... transportation captain
John Taffoli .... driver
Irene Tester .... driver
Xavier Villada .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Michael Bero .... first assistant payroll
Christine Bird .... assistant production coordinator
Bryan Bowman .... military consultant
Jennifer Capraru .... script supervisor
Tina Dean .... on-set craft service
Martin Earl .... location manager
Peter Ellroy .... stand-in
Michael Hackenberger .... animal wrangler
Steve Hadley .... story consultant
Michele Hall .... epk unit
Winnifred Jong .... script supervisor
Justin Kelly .... first assistant accounts payable (as Justin E. Kelly)
Izzy Korn .... stand-in
Mara Ladico .... production assistant
Mark Edward Lewis .... synthesizer programmer
Kathy Mackel .... story consultant
Sam Malkin .... group walla arranged by
Alexander S. Marusich .... production accountant
Kelsey Matheson .... stand-in
Ashley McKay .... production coordinator
Steve Minuskin .... uniforms and protocol
Kelly Neutz .... story consultant
John Patus .... story editor
Lisa Perone .... production assistant
John Queenan .... epk unit
Melisa Richter .... publicist
Kurtis Salt .... on-set craft service
Robert Seelingek .... stand-in
Jay Sheveck .... premiere and release
Calvin Smith .... script consultant
David Steinberg .... legal
Alan Sutton .... fire safety coordinator
Jody Tansley .... set nurse
Charles Taylor .... gun handler
Warner Loughlin .... acting coach (uncredited)
Karll Goodman .... the producers wish to thank
John Sutton .... special thanks: director, Lake Avenue Church Choir

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Left Behind" - Canada (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for violence
USA:96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Canada:PG (Canadian Home Video rating) | Finland:K-11 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 (2012) | South Korea:15 (2011) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 | USA:PG-13 (appeal) | USA:R (orginal rating)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Factual errors: Buck was supposedly able to make it between Chicago and New York in a Cessna 172 with Ken Ritz in a short amount of time. A flight in this aircraft, even with a 10 knot tailwind, would take over 7 hours with at least one stop to refuel.See more »
Nicolae:So small. So easily manipulated. Tell me, Jonathan. Who is the puppet now. Look where I am and look where you are?See more »
Movie Connections:
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92 out of 129 people found the following review useful.
Well, from an atheist perspective, it's just a bad movie, 4 December 2002
Author: GAZZA666 from Perth, Western Australia

I picked up Left Behind for no other reason than it was in the new release section (that's Australia for you), and it looked as if it might be worth watching.

In my opinion, I wasted my money. And considering that I used a free coupon to rent it, that's saying something.

However, I must point out that I'm not objecting to the Biblical content. Viewed simply as a fictional text, there's nothing wrong with the Bible; this is a fictional movie, so I don't have a problem per se with the content (although IMHO it makes it more fantasy than science fiction).

No, the problem with Left Behind is just that the movie totally fails to excite. The plot dawdles along at a painful pace for far too long, and even I figured out the Rapture part about ten minutes into it (I didn't initially believe that they would try and use that as the REAL explanation, but I wasn't exactly shocked when they did).

The story is not internally self consistent. We're told about a world wide hunger problem, but we're never shown this (all of the cast seem well fed, for example). We're expected to believe that the population of the planet buys the idea that some mysterious form of radiation has selectively wiped out millions of people in a wide spread area with no particular pattern (they wouldn't, especially considering that some of the world's top scientists are unlikely to have been "chosen"). Basically, given the situation at the START of the movie we should see a very different society - one on the edge of survival, with martial law and even open warfare (and we don't; America looks pretty much the same as it always does in Hollywood). AFTER the rapture, it should be even worse - and yes, we see a few signs that things are breaking down, but it's still largely business as usual.

Finally, the story doesn't have an ending. Apparently there's a sequel, but that doesn't excuse the lack of a finale in this movie. To all intents and purposes, they figure out what's going on and then ... it ends. No confrontation. No pay-off. Just the main character finally realising the truth of what the viewer noticed hours ago.

I've certainly seen worse movies, of course, but if you happen to see a copy of this on the store shelves, even at weekly prices... you would do best to simply let it remain Left Behind.

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