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Prophecy (1979)

A log company's waste mutates the environment, creating a giant killer bear-monster.

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John Frankenheimer

Writer:

David Seltzer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Talia Shire ... Maggie
Robert Foxworth ... Rob
Armand Assante ... John Hawks
Richard Dysart ... Isely
Victoria Racimo ... Ramona
George Clutesi George Clutesi ... M'Rai
Tom McFadden Tom McFadden ... Pilot
Evans Evans Evans Evans ... Cellist
Burke Byrnes ... Father
Mia Bendixsen Mia Bendixsen ... Girl
Johnny Timko Johnny Timko ... Boy
Everett Creach Everett Creach ... Kelso (as Everett L. Creach)
Charles H. Gray ... Sheriff
Lyvingston Holmes Lyvingston Holmes ... Black Woman (as Lyvingston Holms)
Graham Jarvis ... Shusette
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Storyline

A Savage beast, grown to monstrous size and driven mad by toxic wastes that are poisoning the waters, spreads terror and death on a Maine countryside. Written by <kdj@ozemail.com.au>

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The Monster Movie. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Prophecy: The Monster Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,389,402
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Around three years after this picture premiered actor Richard Dysart starred in another monster movie that being John Carpenter's The Thing (1982). See more »

Goofs

Obvious dummy dog falling over cliff in opening sequence. See more »

Quotes

John Hawks: The environment is us. And it's being mangled. And I'm gonna make something very clear to you. My people are violently ill. They're beginning to lose their faculties. They stagger and they fall, and this has nothing to do with alcohol, as these villagers claim. My people are fishermen; their lives are clean.
Ramona: I'm a midwife, and I've seen children born dead, born deformed.
John Hawks: So badly, some have had to be put to death.
Ramona: Three times we have been to the Government, and three times they've turned us ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions received 8 secs of mandatory cuts by the BBFC to remove the shots of the raccoon writhing on the floor outside the cabin before the attack scene (the animal had been genuinely poisoned). See more »


Soundtracks

Symphony No. 4 in D Minor
(uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
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Typical 70's "Think About It" film
15 June 2003 | by Libbyanne2See all my reviews

This movie was meant to scare you and make you ponder on the evils of pollution. Well it just made me laugh. A very cheesy low budget fare.

Even today, my kids and I still get a hoot over the camping scene when the "bear" literally knocks the feathers out the kid's sleeping bag. My kids like to rewind and play it in slo-mo.

It just goes to show that you can't mix horror and movies with a message.


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