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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)
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:

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The airport scenes are filmed in a covered walkway called the Skywalk in downtown Toronto. The Skywalk has an access connection to Union Station and stops about 200 feet East of the CN Tower. Rogers Centre (Skydome) is West of the towerSee more »
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53 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
Had to see it...have to bash it!, 25 July 2007
Author: jballauer from Euless, TX

It's been a while since seeing this the first time, so I watched it again with the second movie in the series. While I realize there is a 3rd movie out that I haven't seen yet, I'll review under the original title...

Just from the standpoint of production value, screen writing, and movie making, this movie fails on many levels, though it succeeds on a few as well. What can you expect from a low-budget, "B" movie? Not much, and it works from the standpoint of production. However, the writing is certainly disjointed, with little in the way of character development...exactly what I'd expect when there is an agenda to a film. I didn't have a problem with the acting...the cast is solid; however, the screenplay in both movies gives the actors little opportunity to really stretch themselves. Because the film is "Christian," this is predictable, as you can't very well portray violent chaos of the "end times" without also breaking some of the ethics which are normally associated with Christianity. In other words, the mistake comes in making this into a G-rated film when the content, even in the most conservative of Bible interpretations, would be R-rated by any measure. So, if the purpose of the movie is to scare people into Christian faith, then the movie should be somewhat scary, right? However, you can't comment on a film adaptation from a book without commenting on the book, or in this case, series of books. There are certainly plenty of Christian materials worthy enough to be made into movies...but not the "Left Behind" series...and these movies ultimately fail because, while being best-sellers, they are poorly written novels based on bad theology.

As a Southern Baptist minister, I confess that the books were a guilty pleasure for me, though I have yet to finish the last two books of the series. I have described them as decent fiction, and if the books would take the point of view that this is one "possibility" or interpretation of the subject of biblical eschatology (study of the "end times), then I could live with that. However, this series is divisive in Christian circles because it promotes the "literalist" interpretation of all Scripture above a more proper hermeneutic. Inevitably, this leads to the "pre-trib, pre-millenial" dispensation point of view, which confines an all-powerful God far too by humanity's world. In other words, as I've always said, God shouldn't need our helicopters and bombs to do his ultimate work. But because many people, particularly unstudied Christians, can't think beyond their own world-views, we are left with a pro-conservative, fundamentalist stance with regard to Bible interpretation, and attempts to push it through as the "only" interpretation.

Thus, the books carry with them an agenda, not so much to get the "lost" to understand their need for Christ, but to state that the fundamentalist point of view is the only valid way to understand the Bible. I recall very clearly reading (several years ago) in the second novel a scene where the characters reference a person who was "left behind" BECAUSE of his non-adherence to this point of view; as if "real" christians worthy to be "raptured" couldn't possibly hold to another eschatology. This is disturbing for several reasons, the least of which is because a "rapture" is only briefly mentioned in Scripture and it's connection to real, end-time prophecy is tenuous at best.

But the real issue with these books is comes in the way they divide the Christian community and how they portray "true" Christian behavior. Ultimately, I feel they harden more people to an otherwise legitimate faith/religion instead of win people towards it. It turns all Christians into caricatures, equally disdained and laughed at by the world despite the fact that there is theological room for a wide diversity of believes within Christian thought and practice. As a Christian body, on the whole, we've done enough of that kind of damage to society over 2000 years of history...and we certainly don't need to promote it by film to thousands, maybe millions of others.

Thus, the "Left Behind" movies fail because the "Left Behind" books aren't worthy to be interpreted into movies.

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