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The Prodigal Planet (1983)

TV-PG | | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Final and least well-known installment in the Mark IV series of fundamentalist apocalypse films. About to be executed by the forces of the Antichrist, fundamentalist Christian guerrilla ... See full summary »

Director:

Donald W. Thompson

Writers:

Russell S. Doughten Jr. (screenplay), Russell S. Doughten Jr. (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Wellman Jr. ... David Michaels
Lynda Beatie Lynda Beatie ... Linda (as Lynda Beattie)
Terri Lynn Hall Terri Lynn Hall ... Connie Wright
Thom Rachford Thom Rachford ... Jerry Bradford
Robert Chestnut ... Jimmy
Cathy Wellman Cathy Wellman ... Jodi
Russell S. Doughten Jr. Russell S. Doughten Jr. ... Reverend Matthew Turner
Herb Brown Herb Brown
Herb Brown Jr. Herb Brown Jr.
Ray Baxter Ray Baxter
Jay Harwood Jay Harwood
Joanna Holt Joanna Holt
John Garfield John Garfield
Jim Shelby Jim Shelby
Rick Town Rick Town
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Final and least well-known installment in the Mark IV series of fundamentalist apocalypse films. About to be executed by the forces of the Antichrist, fundamentalist Christian guerrilla David is rescued by Connie, an Antichrist agent pretending to be a double agent for the Believers' Underground. Connie hopes to trick David into leading her to the dissidents' hidden base. Meanwhile, Armageddon and the Second Coming draw nigh. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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The end-times saga continues. See more »

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

A Thief in the Night IV: The Prodigal Planet See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Color
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Follows A Distant Thunder (1978) See more »

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Love on the Run
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Performed by 'Network Music Ensemble'
Played in the scene where Jodi does the robot in the clothing store
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the U.N. tightens it's grasp on worldwide freedom
7 May 2003 | by GURNEYRAMPARTSee all my reviews

To understand the right wing mindset you have to view these films; and ones like them. There is a level of U.N. hatred and fear that comes across. This hatred is embraced by many organizations like the JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY and other groups. The core reason for this hate is the belief by the screenwriters that a one world military and government will form to enslave mankind. This government is preseumed to be the now ineffectual U.N. On forming this government a mark will be enforced on a persons right hand or forehead. Many theologians debate what this mark will; be but the current belief is it will be a biochip implant. Think I'm talking trash talk...millions believe this stuff. This film is credited with starting a scare campaign with people who viewed it. To the films credit, nothing like it had been made before it's release in 1972.


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