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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 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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Storyline

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...

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG
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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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Faye Dunaway auditioned for Patty See more »

Quotes

Jerry: If those theological authorities are such authorities, how come they didn't go up with the rest? That's what blows holes in this theory that only the Christians went. How come there're still so many religious people here?
Patty: Maybe they didn't believe in UFOs.
Sandy: Well just because you have an understanding of the Bible in your head, doesn't necessarily mean you have Jesus in your heart.
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Good Movie
1 June 2001 | by Victorias_SecretSee all my reviews

This is a good sequel to the first, Thief in the Night. The continuation of the main character, Patty, and the "villian," Diane gives it continuity. New characters are also introduced.


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