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Image of the Beast (1980)

TV-PG | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 3 May 1981 (USA)
Third and best known entry in the Mark IV series of fundamentalist apocalypse films. Fundamentalist Christian guerrilla David helps condemned dissidents escape, attempts to subvert the ... See full summary »

Director:

Donald W. Thompson

Writers:

Donald W. Thompson (story and screenplay), Russell S. Doughten Jr. (story and screenplay)
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Credited cast:
William Wellman Jr. ... David Michaels
Susan Plumb Susan Plumb ... Kathy
Patty Dunning Patty Dunning ... Patty Myers
Russell S. Doughten Jr. Russell S. Doughten Jr. ... Reverend Matthew Turner (as Russell Doughten)
Wenda Shereos Wenda Shereos ... Leslie
Thom Rachford Thom Rachford ... Jerry Bradford (as Tom Rachford)
Maryann Rachford Maryann Rachford ... Diane Bradford
Sandy Christen Sandy Christen ... Sandy Stevens
David Crabtree David Crabtree
Ben Sampson Ben Sampson ... Billy
Justin Craig Justin Craig
Herb Brown Herb Brown ... (as Herbert Brown)
Ty Hardin ... The Missionary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Baxter Ray Baxter
Mike Niday Mike Niday ... Jim Wright
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Third and best known entry in the Mark IV series of fundamentalist apocalypse films. Fundamentalist Christian guerrilla David helps condemned dissidents escape, attempts to subvert the computerized Mark of the Beast, and generally tries to survive as prophecy unfolds in the rise of the Antichrist to the pinnacle of his power and the beginning of God's war on sinful man. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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This prophetic series began with "A THIEF IN THE NIGHT," then came "A DISTANT THUNDER" ...and now the MIGHTIEST of them all... ...as the story continues

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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This was shown at churches. See more »

Quotes

Patty Myers: Are you sure you want this book?
Kathy: It's about computers isn't it?
Patty Myers: It's a religious book about people who worship computers. One of the stock boys read it though, he said it was really scary.
David Michaels: Good, you have to scare some people just to get their attention. Should we allow these people to find themselves in the Tribulation period, scared to death? Or get their attention now while something can be done?
Patty Myers: Like what?
David Michaels: Like receiving Christ.
Kathy: I'll read the book, honey, but I'm like you, Patty, I just find all ...
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Connections

Follows A Distant Thunder (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Espionage
(uncredited)
Written and performed by Keith Mansfield
[Music used in grocery store scene]
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One in a series of four helping to share God's word
24 October 2001 | by ZmaximusSee all my reviews

The movie although "dated" is a GREAT tool for ministering to public. the story line is good and what it may lack in it's "datedness" it gains in its ability to explain the Bible in ways that others can understand. Yes, it is a no holds barred (including the beheadings) enactment of God's word but unlike what had been commented .. `scenes of people who refuse the mark of the beast being beheaded (to scare the audience into accepting Jesus, I guess)" ... the scenes in the movie are true to what the Bible states is coming and if seeing this movie scares someone to Jesus all I can say is Thank God the movie did it, for what would these people do when it happens to them in real life. I highly recommend this, and the entire `Thief in the night' series to anyone looking for material to do God's work.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Thief in the Night III: Image of the Beast See more »

Filming Locations:

Jefferson, Iowa, USA See more »

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