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The Prophecy: Uprising (2005)

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A woman must protect an ancient manuscript from renegade 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

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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Storyline

There exists an ancient manuscript still writing itself called the Lexicon. It supposedly tells of the coming of the Anti-Christ and happens to fall into the hands of an unsuspecting woman. Now, she is being pursued by angels intent on obtaining the information from the book. Written by songmaster2002

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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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USA

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English | Romanian | Latin | Greek

Release Date:

7 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prophecy: Revelation See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Trivia

When Dani, a cop, queries in internet chat whether anyone has come across homicides in which the body's heart was ripped out, he is answered by "Joseph_1995". In the original movie, The Prophecy (1995), and its immediate two sequels, Joseph is the name of a forensic pathologist involved in investigating the murder of an angel whose heart was ripped out. See more »

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[Dani's car stalls out]
John Riegert: I don't suppose you engage in a LOT of high speed chases.
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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 3: The Ascent (2000) See more »

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One terrific movie
4 July 2005 | by Craig_McPhersonSee all my reviews

I began to suspect something was up when I found it impossible to obtain a copy of Prophecy Uprising from my local video rental outlet. Initially I chalked it up to the fact that they only had one copy in stock, as opposed to the bazillion copies most releases command. However, upon doing a tour of other outlets in my area I was consistently confronted with the same thing. Each store only carried one or two copies and all were perpetually rented.

Curious, I checked what online reviews I could locate and most uniformly praised the film as a highly entertaining effort.

Finally my luck paid off and I managed to score a rental copy, and based on my viewing I have to say that the reviewers were right. This is one heck of a tight and entertaining film.

In fact, it's arguably the best by far in the entire series of Prophecy films, even though it doesn't feature the great Christopher Walken at all.

I can only surmise that this film didn't get a theatrical release simply because the powers that be at Dimension Films must have concluded that the Prophecy franchise (if such could be said to exist) was on its last legs and had run its course. It would be a shame if true for this movie completely invigorates the concept behind the films, and lays the groundwork for at least one more film, one of which, I'm now of the opinion, could only be done justice if done by the same director (Joel Soisson) and writers as Prophecy Uprising.

Make no mistake about it. This is not some hackneyed special effects blood and guts fright fest. Rather, this is actually a pretty clever and tightly written suspense film done from a detective perspective. The movie relies on viewers to be familiar with the concept behind the original Prophecy movie, but only in terms of the whole war in heaven issue. Beyond that the movie stands on its own and does a pretty clever take on the concept put forth in the original.

Performances are sound all around. The direction, editing, scoring and production values are all top notch. In short, you really can't go wrong with this most fine of direct-to-video gems.

Now I understand why this movie has been hard to obtain. It's good, pure and simple. Check it out and you be the judge.


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