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The Late Great Planet Earth (1979)

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 ... Himself - Host / Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Babetta Babetta ... Herself - Witch
Emile Benoit Emile Benoit ... Himself - Economist (as Dr. Emile Benoit)
Norman Borlaug Norman Borlaug ... Himself (as Dr. Norman Borlaug)
Tal Brooke Tal Brooke ... Himself - Author of 'Lord of the Air'
Beaumont Bruestle Beaumont Bruestle ... False Prophet
Erin Cameron Erin Cameron ... Herself - Astrologer
Paul Ehrlich Paul Ehrlich ... Himself - Author of 'The Population Bomb' (as Dr. Paul Ehrlich)
Frank Ferrer Frank Ferrer
Eric Forsberg ... Ruth's Son
Sam Gilman
John Gribbin John Gribbin ... Himself - Author of 'The Jupiter Effect' (as Dr. John Gribbin)
Robert Hackman Robert Hackman
Richard Hale
Peter Hamilton Peter Hamilton ... Himself - 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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Heaven and Earth will pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Matt. 24:35 See more »

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Documentary | Drama

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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1979 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$19,500,000
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Amran,RCR See more »
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Mono

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Color
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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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Referenced in The Siege at Ruby Ridge (1996) See more »

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prophecy gets the cold war treatment
27 July 2004 | by LONESOLOSee all my reviews

THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH was a book that was like nothing before it. Using cold war era interpretation the book and film heralded the second coming of Christ Jesus and the rise of the Antichrist. The film and book were smash hits because they catered to fear. People scared of the imposition of a mark on the right hand or the forehead went to see this film and read the book only got even more afraid because there was nothing it seemed they could do to stop these events. The book and film use use scenarios featuring a clash between the united states and NATO vs. Russia and the Warsaw PACT. China also flex's her military muscle and the Arab nations attack Israel. This series of clashes leads up to Armageddon. This is great but the Warsaw pact is disbanded (as of this writing)and Russia is no longer the threat it once was since 1989-1990 with the reunification of Germany. Still Lindsy clings to his suspicion of Russia invading Israel when he speaks on TV and in print. Some weeks it's demons invading as alien grey like beings. The problem with Lindsey is he can't make up his mind. The film is not a bad film for collectors of Christian cinema but on a intellectual level be wary.


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