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The Prophecy 3: The Ascent (2000)

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A nephilim (half-man/half-angel), guided by visions and aided by the ex-arch angel Gabriel, finds himself hunted and forced to confront Pyriel, the Angel of Genocide.

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Patrick Lussier

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Walken ... Gabriel
Vincent Spano ... Zophael
Dave Buzzotta ... Danyael
Kayren Butler Kayren Butler ... Maggie (as Kayren Ann Butler)
Steve Hytner ... Joseph
Brad Dourif ... Zealot
Scott Cleverdon ... Pyriel
Jack McGee ... Detective
Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Madge (as Sandra Lafferty)
Mark Prince Edwards Mark Prince Edwards ... Donut Guy
Tyrone Tann ... Kyle
Moriah 'Shining Dove' Snyder ... Mary (as Moriah Shining Dove Snyder)
J.D. Rosen ... Tail Man
William Stanford Davis ... Portly Coroner (as Stan Davis)
Drew Swaine Drew Swaine ... Young Danyael
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Storyline

The conclusion to The Prophecy Trilogy. Once again, Christopher Walken returns as the Arch-Angel Gabriel. As the War in Heaven and on Earth rages on, Pyriel, the Angel of Genocide, rises to power, intending to destroy all of mankind. The only one who stands in his way is Danyael, who was born of an Angel and a woman, but Danyael is unaware of his purpose, until he runs into Gabriel, who has now become a human after the events of The Prophecy 2, and is acting as his secret guardian. Now, the fate of the world hangs in the balance as Danyael sets out to confront Pyriel and finally fulfill his destiny. Written by Paul McCluskey (pgm03uk)

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Mankind's Last Hope From Total Destruction! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic violence, and for some nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This is also the third time Steve Hytner has played the coroner 'Dr. Joseph'. See more »

Goofs

When Danyael jumps on the motorcycle he hits the gear pedal first, then we cut to see him pull the clutch lever. Since the motor is already running, punching in first gear without pulling the clutch would cause the motor to die and the motorcycle to make an abrupt leap forward. See more »

Quotes

Gabriel: What's it like? To wake up... as dead meat... with the buzzards circling?
Danyael: Do I know you?
Gabriel: I know -you.- From before you were born. Both times.
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Connections

Followed by The Prophecy: Forsaken (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Earth Angel
Written by Curtis Williams, Jesse Belvin and Gaynel Hodge
Copyright 1954 (renewed) by Embassy Music Corporation (BMI)
Recording by The Penguins, Courtesy of Music Sales Corporation
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A film full of originality
15 March 2000 | by MATHEW-5See all my reviews

Unlike most films which carry the number 3 in it, The Prophecy III proves to be the most energetic and satisfying film in the trilogy. I can't say enough good things about it. The story while drawing from the previous films still brings the story to a close with it's own ideas and new directions for old characters. The best thing about Prophecy III is that it never does what you'd expect. Christopher Walken returns to the story once again as Gabriel the former angel of death now humble wandering human. The filmmakers have taken great care in recreating Gabriel while still having him be familiar too us. Still speaking in that menacing tone of his and piercing us with those eyes that see more than what is there. The movie somewhat mirrors T2. The villain is now the protector. Which I loved. The story revolves around The half angel half human neraphim of Prophecy II who is plagued by visions and compelled to stop the angel of genocide Pyriel. Enter Zophael, an assasin angel sent to Earth to destroy the neraphim Danyael. As before there are protectors. In this case it is the coroner from the previous two films who is tired of examining bodies with no eyes, the girlfriend who is taken hostage by Zophael as Gabriel had taken human slaves in the previous films, and finally Gabriel himself who does not have the lead role in this movie but shows up to deliver very compelling dialogue and give great foreshadowing for things to come. The story is in full drive for the whole movie. A surprising cameo in the end and a somewhat recreation of a scene from The Prophecy will have you rolling if you are a fan of the films. If the movie suffers from anything it is that all three films are well..the same. An angel chasing after a human to further the war in heaven. Human slaves are always taken by the angel in order to defeat the human who is always helped by another human. But despite that, Prophecy III has the same darkness of the original and a striking and subtle music score. This is not a film for first time Prophecy viewers. Go through the first two and if you like them then The Prophecy III will have you believing in The Word and that not all sequels to sequels bite.


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