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The Late Great Planet Earth (1978)

Events that are prophesied in the Bible are illustrated to show that civilization is headed for doomsday.

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Robert Amram, C.C. Carlson (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Orson Welles ... Self - Host / Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Babetta Babetta ... Self - Witch
Emile Benoit Emile Benoit ... Self - Economist (as Dr. Emile Benoit)
Norman Borlaug Norman Borlaug ... Self (as Dr. Norman Borlaug)
Tal Brooke Tal Brooke ... Self - Author of 'Lord of the Air'
Beaumont Bruestle Beaumont Bruestle ... False Prophet
Erin Cameron Erin Cameron ... Self - Astrologer
Paul Ehrlich Paul Ehrlich ... Self - Author of 'The Population Bomb' (as Dr. Paul Ehrlich)
Frank Ferrer Frank Ferrer
Eric Forsberg ... Ruth's Son
Sam Gilman
John Gribbin John Gribbin ... Self - Author of 'The Jupiter Effect' (as Dr. John Gribbin)
Robert Hackman Robert Hackman
Richard Hale
Peter Hamilton Peter Hamilton ... Self - Computer Security Expert
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Events that are prophesied in the Bible are illustrated to show that civilization is headed for doomsday.

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Don't make plans for 1985 until you've seen The last great planet earth See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Orson Welles: Scientists are now warning us of terrible dangers from outer space in 1982. In that year, Jupiter and all the other planets will be aligned on the same side of the sun.
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Featured in How American Cinema Changed Hollywood Forever (2003) See more »

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By Thy Voters Shall We Know Ye...
13 April 2010 | by bml84See all my reviews

The simplest way to tell if you'll enjoy this movie is to read the other reviews here and see the type of person drawn to comment on it.

That is if you can actually interpret(and stomach) the ramblings.

In reality, it sums up nicely the 'Age Of Aquarius' paranoia so rampant in the '70s, a decade where lifelong borderline personality disorders could be mistaken for immediate divine insight. And its this very outlook which dates it so badly.

If you keep an open mind, it can be amusing in a certain way. I saw it, for instance, shortly before the 1st Gulf War, and wondered how many people watching it on late night cable TV believed they had found the reason for, and ultimate outcome of, the approaching conflict.

But reality prevailed-it has a nasty habit of doing that..

Definitive proof that people will take meaning from just about anything. Even worse, proof that poor Orson sadly outlived his talent, reduced to shoddy documentaries like this to keep him in cigars.

Kane would Weep!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1979 (Argentina) See more »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Amran, RCR See more »
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Mono

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Color
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