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A Distant Thunder (1978)

TV-PG | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 24 May 1978 (USA)
The second film, A Thief in the Night being the first, A Distant Thunder continues the story of Patty, a young woman living in the "end times" referred to in biblical prophecy. This action ... See full summary »

Director:

Donald W. Thompson

Writers:

Donald W. Thompson (story and screenplay), Russell S. Doughten Jr. (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patty Dunning Patty Dunning ... Patty Myers
Sally Johnson Sally Johnson ... Wenda Johnson
Sandy Christen Sandy Christen ... Sandy Stevens (as Sandy Stevens)
Thom Rachford Thom Rachford ... Jerry Bradford (as Tom Rachford)
Maryann Rachford Maryann Rachford ... Diane Bradford
Heidi Vaughn ... Woman with baby at hospital
Russell S. Doughten Jr. Russell S. Doughten Jr. ... Reverend Matthew Turner (as Russ Doughten Jr.)
Kent Wagner Kent Wagner ... Kent Onan
Curtis Page Curtis Page
Jean Berg Jean Berg
Colleen Niday Colleen Niday ... Jenny
Jim Ites Jim Ites
Timm Jackson Timm Jackson
Tim Doughten Tim Doughten ... The Missionary
Murial Hunt Murial Hunt
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The second film, A Thief in the Night being the first, A Distant Thunder continues the story of Patty, a young woman living in the "end times" referred to in biblical prophecy. This action suspense thriller finds Patty living as a fugitive, trying to hide from the ever increasing evil around her. Relentlessly pursued and finally captured by the forces of UNITE, she is given a choice: Either receive "the mark" or face death.

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It begins where "A Thief In the Night" ENDED...

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Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG
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This Evangelical Christian film was originally shown almost exclusively at churches. See more »

Quotes

Patty: You mean a person can become a Christian AFTER the Rapture?
Patty's Grandmother: The 144,000 sealed missionaries from Israel will be responsible for leading multitudes to receive Christ as their Messiah.
Patty: Well what happens to the people that take the mark?
Patty's Grandmother: Look up Revelation, I believe it's chapter 14, verse 10 or 11.
Patty: 'The same shall drink', that's not it. Okay 11 says 'And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever, and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast in his image, and whosoever ...
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Referenced in After the Tribulation (2012) See more »

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Armageddon and bell bottoms
29 March 2001 | by imdb-579See all my reviews

Sequel to "A Thief in the Night", this one answers the question: Does Patty sell her soul to Satan? This is the best of the four movies; it's creepy, full of unintended humor, spookiness, and has a funky twist at the end. Accept Jesus into your heart now, before the rapture, or you'll have to hang out with crying high school girls for seven years.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Thief in the Night II: A Distant Thunder See more »

Filming Locations:

Des Moines, Iowa, USA See more »

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