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The Prophet's Game (2000)

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The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. ... See full summary »

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Walter Motter
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Detective James
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Luna Wells
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Lewis Shanks
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Brent Moore
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Joey Highsmith (child)
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The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting contestants into solving the riddles it supplies. If the contestants are wrong, somebody dies... somebody famous. Written by Anonymous

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A serial killer is playing a deadly game...

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Robert Ginty's final film. See more »

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Interesting idea, badly done.
17 April 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Dennis Hopper is intense. He is by far the best thing in this by the numbers serial killer 'thriller'. The idea of the prophet's game itself is interesting, and could make a pretty good movie, but this isn't it. It's too bogged down in revenge, police politics, and laughable action to go anywhere, and the ending is unbelievably unsatisfying, with so much still left unanswered. As for the direction, there is really nothing to distinguish The Prophet's Game from a million other B movies, and although the supporting cast try hard, (with a few notable exceptions) they can't lift it from its dire script.


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