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The Prophecy: Uprising (2005)

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A young theology student comes into possession of an ancient book of prophecies that stands at the center of a bloody battle on Earth between good angels and evil angels.

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Joel Soisson

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Gregory Widen (characters), John Sullivan (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Light ... John Riegert
Sean Pertwee ... Dani Simionescu
Dan Chiriac Dan Chiriac ... Serban
Boris Petroff Boris Petroff ... Father Constantin
Alin Cristea Alin Cristea ... Cantor
Kari Wuhrer ... Allison
Florinel Popescu Florinel Popescu ... Priest Hitting Wood Plank
Dan Astileanu Dan Astileanu ... Hardy
Doug Bradley ... Laurel
Georgina Rylance ... Clara
Catalina Alexandru ... Carmen Macovei
Jason London ... Simon
Ichim Luceafarul Ichim Luceafarul ... Homeless Man
Flori Truscan Flori Truscan ... Woman in Police Station
Claudia Templeton ... Gloria
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Not all prophecies have already been written. The Lexicon is an ancient religious manuscript that continues to write itself and reveal the mysteries of the future. When it lands in the hands of an unsuspecting young woman, she is suddenly thrust to the center of an epic battle between ruthless fallen angels who will move heaven and hell to learn the secrets contained in the Lexicon.

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Into the war between heaven and hell comes a brand-new enemy. See more »


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Rated R for violence, disturbing images and language | See all certifications »
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It's the first movie of the saga without Christopher Walken and/or Steve Hytner. See more »

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Dani Simionescu: [on Serban's murder] I didn't do it, if that's what you're driving at, John. You see, I like to see their faces.
John Riegert: You're acting rather cavalier for a man in your tenuous position.
Dani Simionescu: That's fucking it!
[pulls the car over]
Dani Simionescu: Right, let's get one thing straight. I know when someone's trying to sweat me and, quite frankly, I don't fucking like it; so, if you've got something to say, you say it to my fucking face or you get the fuck out of my fucking car.
John Riegert: I believe you're guilty of nothing more than... a ...
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The Dimension Films logo is altered to match the movie's opening footage. See more »

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Follows The Prophecy (1995) See more »

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Awaken
Written by Frederick Grant III
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Not much to do with the original trilogy, but a really good movie
17 October 2012 | by rooprectSee all my reviews

I watched this movie expecting to hate it, knowing that there was no Christopher Walken and more importantly that the Prohpecy trilogy had concluded perfectly with Prophecy 3.

But "Prophecy 4 (Uprising)" avoids all ties to the first 3, and so it becomes a standalone story with its own merit. Prophecy purists may dislike it for that reason, and I almost wish it had been released under a different title. But then I probably never would've heard of it, much less watched it. Maybe the same goes for you too. Dimension Films deserves to have its heart ripped out of its chest cavity for not releasing this in theaters.

Not only is it different in story & characters, but the style is grittier and has more of a "film" quality (despite the fact that this movie, as well as Prophecy 2 & 5, were direct-to-video releases). The story takes place and is filmed in Romania with an authentic European feel, and most characters speak with a British accent. And we all know that British accents immediately make a movie classy. Except when Keanu Reeves tries it.

"Prophecy 4 Uprising" is a great suspense thriller with a nice twist that brings it home at the end. If you're lucky, nobody has ruined it for you yet. You don't need to know about the plot except that, once again, it's about a bunch of angels behaving badly.

What I love most about this film is that it blurs the distinction between the labels "good" and "evil". All the Prophecy films touched on the concept of moral ambiguity, but this is the film that hits us hard with it, doesn't hold back, and even has a nice Machivellian speech near the end to emphasize the point. (If you skipped reading Machiavelli's "The Prince" in 12th grade Poli-Sci class, it's about the idea that morals & ethics do not exist in politics. Most politicians today would probably agree, though never out loud.)

Is there such thing as good & evil, or are they arbitrary labels we create to suit our own selfish viewpoints? This challenging theme can be found in many great stories like Clint Eastwood's "The Unforgiven", (the new) "Battlestar Galactica", and "Wall Street" (with Gordon Gecco's famous speech: "Greed is good"). If this theme interests you, and I'm guessing it does if you're a Prophecy fan, do NOT miss this movie.

A final word about the humor (an essential ingredient of all Prophecy films)... There are some great, witty & comedic lines in this movie. John Light & Sean Pertwee, two actors I'd never seen before, excel at their sly banter, giving us more than a few lol moments. Sure there's no Walken... but hey we'll live.

Movies I would compare this to in style & atmosphere include "Moscow Zero", some of the recent James Bond films, and the criminally-underrated masterpiece "Exorcist III".


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7 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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Prophecy: Revelation See more »

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