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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 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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Connections

Follows Image of the Beast (1980) See more »

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Project Titan [part one]
(uncredited)
Performed by Nick Ingman
[Played during the scenes at the UNITE camp where David is being held at the beginning of the film]
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Good series, slow movie
11 July 2004 | by qix77See all my reviews

I love the "Thief in the night" series. These are the only Christian movies that really show the view point of a believer's underground movement with out revolving around an anti-christ like the Omega Code and other new films. If your looking for a good movie based on the end-times this is a really good place to start.

However, "Prodigal Plant" is a slow movie. It hits home but doesn't seem to go far in story telling. Some point of the film you may either feel tired or un-interested, but once seeing the film, you still can admire it's place within the series.

Don't expect to see this film on the IFC channel since they are not Christian friendly, but you can buy these films (now on DVD) online or rent them in your local Christian book store (if they rent movies). These films are a must see for either bible study or entertainment.


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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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