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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patty Dunning ... Patty Myers
Sally Johnson ... Wenda Johnson
Sandy Christen ... Sandy Stevens (as Sandy Stevens)
Thom Rachford ... Jerry Bradford (as Tom Rachford)
Maryann Rachford ... Diane Bradford
Heidi Vaughn ... Woman with baby at hospital
Russell S. Doughten Jr. ... Reverend Matthew Turner (as Russ Doughten Jr.)
Kent Wagner ... Kent Onan
Curtis Page
Jean Berg
Colleen Niday ... Jenny
Jim Ites
Timm Jackson
Tim Doughten ... The Missionary
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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Faye Dunaway auditioned for Patty See more »

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Reverend Matthew Turner: 'And when He opened the 3rd seal I heard the beast say 'lo, a black horse' and he that sat upon him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice say 'a measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny'. In other words, a loaf of bread for a day's wages. My dear friends, you are so few because so many had preferred to hear the Godless humanism of the great world church. It is a haunting agony that some who sat under my preaching died and entered eternal torment ...
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Followed by Image of the Beast (1980) See more »

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Hypocritical
12 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

The popular Christian film "A Thief in the Night" (and it's sequel "A Distant Thunder") talked specifically about the evils of "uniting" (they called it "U.N.I.T.E."), as well as the satanic computer network of the future. Funny - how we *embrace* the very network of computers they were calling "Satanic" back then (the Internet), and the USA is trying to UNITE Canada & Mexico with them, as well as many other countries. (see http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu/solguide/VUS09/essay09a.html)

THE VERY COUNTRY THAT PUTS OUT THIS FILM - IS THE VERY ONE THAT IS DOING IT ALL!

Who knew?


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