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Apocalypse: Caught in the Eye of the Storm (1998)

Apocalypse (original title)
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Two news broadcasters, through investigation, find that they were left behind after the biblical rapture.

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Peter Gerretsen

Writers:

Peter Lalonde (screenplay), Paul Lalonde
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leigh Lewis Leigh Lewis ... Helen Hannah
Richard Nester Richard Nester ... Bronson Pearl
Sam Bornstein Sam Bornstein ... Franco Macalusso
David Roddis David Roddis ... Len Parker
David Wand David Wand ... Agent Domi
Toni Carey Toni Carey ... Grandma
Michael Halkusis Michael Halkusis ... General Alizar
Rexella Van Impe Rexella Van Impe ... Herself
Jack Van Impe Jack Van Impe ... Himself (as Dr. Jack Van Impe)
Mel Prout Mel Prout ... Jim
Maria Lianos Maria Lianos ... Janet Shutt / Voice Over
Tara Goudrea Tara Goudrea ... Suzette
Leanne Scott Leanne Scott ... Eve
Paris Bonsu Paris Bonsu ... Steve
Shauna MacDonald ... Kerry
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Storyline

Bronson Pearl and Helen Hannah are two news broadcasters who are covering the impending war in Israel. Yet, suddenly millions of people disappear, then a new leader performs an incredible miracle. These are astounding media events. Helen soon comes to the realization that these times are fulfilling biblical prophesy... and she was left behind. Written by Cindy Holden

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Two people. Two beliefs. One choice. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for violence and thematic material
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Official Sites:

Cloud Ten Pictures

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Also Known As:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Leigh Lewis as Helen Hannah is the only actor to appear in all four films. See more »

Goofs

Franco Macalusso is the Antichrist. He sometimes wears glasses. This would not occur in reality because the Antichrist is Satan... a fallen angel, and he cannot be killed. Therefore, he would not need glasses to correct his vision. See more »

Quotes

Suzette: [about Bronson] He'll be allright, Helen, Jim and I have our whole church praying for him.
Helen Hannah: Thanks, Suzie, looks like we can use all the help we can get.
Steve: I'm not a religious man myself but God help us all.
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Followed by Tribulation (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

A Time Such as This
Written by Shawn Craig and Don Koch
Performed by phillips, craig and dean
Courtesy of Sparrow Records
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Gawd Awful
13 June 2006 | by alansmithee04See all my reviews

Combining stunningly inept film-making and obnoxious religious zealotry, this shot-on-video quickie manages to make the Apocalypse look, well, not really all that bad.

Compared to, say, a radiation-scared Jason Robards stumbling through the smoking ruins of a nuked Kansas City in "The Day After" - this Peter & Paul Lalonde vision of the End Of Everything looks positively cheery and stress-free. Everyone is well scrubbed during the Tribulation and look like they get plenty of rest and regular meals. Sure, there's a bit of bother with the Antichrist, but that more-or-less sorts itself out and, anyway, the One World Order doesn't seem to affect anyones day-to-day routine like a 10 megaton thermonuclear weapon tends to.

The only thing that saves this film is, well, nothing. Nothing saves this film. Sorry. I can't lie. "Apocalypse" is a complete waste of video tape from back to front. The wooden acting is unwatchable, the sets are poverty stricken and the script is lowest-common-denominator god-bothering trash that alternates between laughable and hackneyed.

There are plays written by 7th graders that have more depth and nuance than this miserable pile of dime-store eschatology. But the absolute worst is the film's smug expectation of forbearance. It permeates every wretched frame like a sulfurous stink. "Apocalypse" expects it's audience to forgive it's definitive lack of anything even remotely resembling competence because it's intentions are good.

And we all know which road is paved with good intentions.


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