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False Prophets (2006)

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When a young woman opts to abort a miraculous conception, a Christian Fundamentalist group intervenes. Duped into an adoption scheme, Maggie agrees to carry the baby to term but gradually ... See full summary »

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Maggie Tate
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Wade Carpenter
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Karl Hawthorne
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Manny
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Isaiah
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Wanda Green
Jenny Littleton ...
Dianne McCain
Dennis Martin ...
Paul McCain
Russell Philpott ...
Lynch
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Bert
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Dr. Kerr
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Nurse
Denice Hicks ...
Redhead (as Denise Hicks)
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When a young woman opts to abort a miraculous conception, a Christian Fundamentalist group intervenes. Duped into an adoption scheme, Maggie agrees to carry the baby to term but gradually comes to suspect the entire arrangement. She ends up marooned at a rural service station, where she encounters a wise old radio preacher, Isaiah, and his reluctant prophet of a son, Manny, who end up guiding her on the rest of her journey. It's not an easy journey, however, as Maggie is stalked, chased and forced off the road. In a woodsy field, she comes face to face with her assailants and herself, as she prepares to undergo a painfully unorthodox delivery and yet another unforeseen miracle... Written by Anonymous

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Believing can be deadly.

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Rated R for some language
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If You Ever See Jesus Again
Written by Patrick Bergin
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Refreshingly Complex
13 October 2006 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Rob Townsend gives us a mirror; immaculate conception, religious zealotry, racial prejudice, violent control of female reproduction play out in this supernatural moral satire. I can't stop thinking about it. This movie is at times edgy, delicately lit and played, acrid, and sledge hammer heavy. The cast is top shelf and Heuring gives an unforgettable performance. Townsend has done a rare thing with this piece of cinema, he raises questions, without forcing answers down your throat as though you were an imbecile. Great flick. Teaming with McClintock has clearly exploded Townsend's creative horizon - I can't wait for their next project.


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