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Donald W. Thompson (1937–2019)

Donald W. Thompson was born on August 18, 1937 in Hornell, New York, USA as Donald Whitney Thompson. He was a writer and director, known for The Prodigal Planet (1983), Image of the Beast (1980) and Heaven's Heroes (1980). He was married to Beverly Thompson. He died on July 17, 2019 in Iowa, USA. See full bio »


(age 81) in Iowa, USA

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 1987 Life Flight: The Movie (story and screenplay)
 1984 The Shepherd (original story)
 1983 The Prodigal Planet (screenplay) / (story)
 1981 Home Safe
 1980 Image of the Beast (story and screenplay)
 1980 Heaven's Heroes (screenplay)
 1979 The Paradise Trail (screenplay)
 1978 A Distant Thunder (story and screenplay)
 1976 A Stranger in My Forest (screenplay)
 1975 Survival (original story - screenplay)
 1974 Blood on the Mountain (idea - as Jim Grant) / (story and screenplay)
 1974 The Enemy (book as told to - as Jim Grant) / (written by - as Jim Grant)
 1972 A Thief in the Night (story)
 1969 Candle in the Wind (TV Movie)
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Producer/Director/Writer of Evangelical Christian films. Best known for his "Rapture" series of four low budget films which combined Biblical "End Times" prophecy (from a strictly "Pre-Tribulaion" viewpoint) with science fiction, a full generation before Tim LaHaye's "Left Behind" series of novels and films. The film series begins with the Rapture-themed _Thief In the Night, A (1972)_, continues ... See more »

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