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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 »

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Donald W. Thompson

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

USA

Language:

English

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

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Best film in the series
7 May 2003 | by GURNEYRAMPARTSee all my reviews

THE PRODIGAL PLANET has some flaws but overcomes them and sizes up to be a great family adventure film. The film, designed for church and youth group viewership has many visual homages to films such as the OMEGA MAN which spice up the film visually. Visually interesting and well made, this film proves to be the best in the series technically. Targeted for a family and church audience the film does not let down it's target viewers.


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