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21 October 2005 (USA) See more »
The world falls into chaos as Nicolae Carpathia detonates nuclear devices across the globe and stages multiple devastating attacks against both the Tribulation Force and an international militia, led by U.S. President Gerald Fitzhugh. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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It's no 'Nicolae." but it's pretty good for what it is See more (60 total) »


  (in credits order)

Louis Gossett Jr. ... President Gerald Fitzhugh (as Lou Gossett Jr.)

Kirk Cameron ... Buck Williams

Brad Johnson ... Rayford Steele

Jessica Steen ... Carolyn Miller

Gordon Currie ... Nicolae Carpathia

Janaya Stephens ... Chloe Steele

Chelsea Noble ... Hattie Durham
Laura Catalano ... Amanda White

Arnold Pinnock ... Bruce Barnes

Charles Martin Smith ... Vice President John Mallory
David Eisner ... Chief of Staff Allan Campbell

Martin Randez ... Andrews
Phillip Jarrett ... Trent (as Phil Jarrett)

David Macniven ... Chris Smith (as David MacNiven)

Patrick Stevenson ... GC Officer

Richard Fitzpatrick ... Major Kent
Tim Eddis ... GC HQ Desk Guard
Shaun Austin-Olsen ... Tom Walsh

Elias Zarou ... Abbas Pasha
Jasmin Geljo ... Russian Officer

Russell Yuen ... Chinese Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jason Deline ... Dying Man (uncredited)
Jamie Jones ... Presidential Limosine Driver (uncredited)

Jeff Teravainen ... Agent Andrews (uncredited)
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Directed by
Craig R. Baxley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean Brincko  additional dialogue
Jean Brincko  script consultant
Paul Duran  additional dialogue
Jerry B. Jenkins  novel "Tribulation Force"
Tim LaHaye  novel "Tribulation Force" (as Reverend Tim LaHaye)
Paul Lalonde  screenplay
Peter Lalonde  screenplay
John Patus  additional dialogue
John Patus  script consultant
André van Heerden  screenplay

Produced by
Ron Booth .... executive producer
Paul Lalonde .... executive producer
Peter Lalonde .... producer
Nicholas Tabarrok .... producer
André van Heerden .... producer
Original Music by
Gary Chang 
Cinematography by
David Connell 
Film Editing by
Sonny Baskin 
Casting by
Allison Cowitt 
Mike Fenton 
Lisa Parasyn 
Production Design by
Rupert Lazarus 
Art Direction by
Jon P. Goulding 
Set Decoration by
Brendan Smith 
Costume Design by
Sharon McDonell 
Makeup Department
Rachel Affolter .... assistant makeup artist
Catherine Viot .... makeup department head
Production Management
Aaron Barnett .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Backman .... key trainee assistant director
David Coulter .... second assistant director
Patrick Murphy .... third assistant director
Michael Zenon .... first assistant director
Art Department
Craig Harris .... on-set dresser
Anthony A. Ianni .... set designer
Kent McIntyre .... sets buyer
Chris Power .... assistant art director
Jonathan Graham .... propmaker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mark Beck .... supervising sound effects editor
Fred Brennan .... dialogue and adr editor
Ben Burke .... assistant sound editor
Richard Calistan .... adr editor
Richard Calistan .... adr mixer
Alan deGraaf .... sound re-recording mixer
John Dykstra .... foley recordist
John Gare .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Marian .... sound (as Steve Marian)
Dan Sexton .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Jon Davis .... special effects technician
Gustavo Fernandes .... sfx artist
John LaForet .... special effects director
Visual Effects by
Penny Anderson .... visual effects artist
Stevie Ramone .... digital compositor
Roy T. Anderson .... stunts
Brad Bunn .... stunt driver
Randy Butcher .... stunt coordinator
Brayden Jones .... stunt performer
Duncan McLeod .... stunt performer
Daryl Patchett .... stunts
John Stead .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Begin .... daily camera operator
Jonathon Brown .... daily best boy electric
Jan Brunton .... camera loader
Joe DaSilva .... "b" camera first assistant
Gabriele DiChiara .... gaffer
Mark Giles .... daily camera operator
Mike Gowland .... generator operator
Andy Jekabsons .... "b" camera first assistant
Alex Jordan .... lighting technician
Sean Jordan .... electrician
Norbert Kaluza .... Steadicam operator
Norbert Kaluza .... camera operator: "a" camera
Peter Komady .... camera trainee
Wayne MacPherson .... second assistant camera
Lucas Pasquali .... best boy
Chris Weiss .... second assistant camera
Richard Wilmot .... camera operator
Rob Wood .... focus puller
Casting Department
Carly-Anne Fairlie .... casting assistant
Ann Frederick .... casting associate
Editorial Department
Rob Evans .... colorist
Ron Rauch .... assistant editor
Music Department
Gary Koftinoff .... composer: additional music
Micah Stampley .... songs
Mark Stocker .... co-music supervisor
Other crew
Zachary Beckwith .... location manager
Donna Croce .... script supervisor
Leah Jaunzems .... production assistant
Susan R. Jones .... production coordinator
Robert C. Kane .... corporate publicist
Kyle O'Connor .... assistant location manager
Dove O'Shea .... payroll accountant
Jillian Ordowich .... assistant production coordinator
Desmond Paes .... first assistant accountant
Dave Ian Smith .... fire safety
David Steinberg .... legal
Jennifer Stivala .... production accountant
Alan Sutton .... fire safety coordinator
Karen Tyrell .... publicist
Al Vrkljan .... gun handler

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Rated PG-13 for violence
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Principal photography was supposed to begin 15 October 2004, but got pushed back until 21 February 2005 because the script was not "locked".See more »
[opening line]
President Gerald Fitzhugh:Funny thing about a dream: When you sleep, no matter how crazy it may be, it all seems to make sense.
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7 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
It's no 'Nicolae." but it's pretty good for what it is, 23 July 2006
Author: Goon-2 from WA

I actually saw this movie months before I had read any of the "Left Behind" books, so I give it props for not, say, turning me off of the Tim Lahaye/Jerry B. Jenkins series, which I really, really enjoy.

I had ... not bothered with the first two movies (and still have yet to see them, though I am more curious having since read the books) and since what I had heard about them was less than positive, I expected absolutely nothing from this movie. I think that perhaps I should go into EVERY movie expecting nothing, because I actually rather liked "Left Behind 3." Revelations is "scary (but it has a great ending)," but has always been one of my favorite passages in the Bible, so it was nice to see it depicted. I thought Louis Gosset, as President Fitzhugh was quite good, I enjoyed seeing Charles Martin Smith (for the about two seconds he was in there). Kirk Cameron bears the curse of having appeared in a show I watched as a child, which means I can never really take him seriously in any other role (the casts of such shows as "Saved By the Bell" and "Just the Ten of Us" share the same fate), but he was fine as Buck, "Chloe," "Ray," and Mrs. Kirk Cameron as "Hattie" were fine, as well(although, "there's just no other way to say this," Mrs. Cameron is a little too old to be Hattie, who was supposed to be about 27). Considering I had heard less-than-complimentary remarks about the acting, I was rather satisfied with the performances of everybody and actually rather pleasantly surprised with Gordan Currie ,who I knew from the oh-so-distinguished guest starring role of paralyzed Cousin Bobby in "Beverly Hills 90210," and has... come a long way since then. Before reading the books, I considered his performance (besides Gosset's, who, with all due respect, was clearly in another league) the most impressive, and now having read the books.. his eerily smooth portrayal is the most how I would imagine Nicolae from the books would like and act like.

What's not really faithful to the series is the script. Part 3 of the series is definitely not one-in-the-same as "Nicolae," the third book in the series. Instead of the Wrath of the Lamb and Tsion Ben-Judah, President Fitzhugh, who is the film's main character, joining in the militia-lead resistance movement against the Supreme Regional Potentate ('sadly,' I don't think he was referred to by that title) Nicolae "Jetty" Carpathia, while newlyweds Chloe and Buck and Rayford and Amanda (and Pastor Bruce Barnes) are faced with assisting the President in the resistance (and in changing his non-religious ways) and dealing with a mysterious virus that seems to be hitting the churches... The story more than passes the time and included some meaningful scenes that made me (and hopefully others) 'think.' While I wouldn't have minded if they had stuck more to the books (why were there no witnesses at the Wailing Wall, for example) and they'd best not do any more of these movies without including Tsion Ben-Judah, who is only one of the most pivotal characters for the rest of the series, I thought they well with this movie. I was pleased with the direction of Craig Baxley (who directed "The Storm of the Century," which, while not a masterpiece by any account, was entertaining and well worth a viewing) and I hope that as long as they make these, they will bring in some more strong performers, not stray so far from the stories that they are not being faithful to Revelations, and that they will not "leave behind" such important characters as Chaim Rosenweig, Moishe and Eli, and especially Tsion Ben-Judah.

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