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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Wenda Shereos played the same character in the previous film but with a different name (Joanne to Leslie). See more »

Quotes

Kathy: But I went to church, I even taught Sunday school.
Leslie: I know. I worked with handicapped kids. And all that's alright, but when we say 'I', 'I did this' and 'I did that' like I did. It proves we left out the only thing that really matters.
Kathy: What's that?
David Michaels: Jesus Christ.
Leslie: That's right. You and I and millions of others like us tried to work our way to Heaven our way.
David Michaels: Jesus said in John 14:6 "I am the way, the truth and the Life, and no man cometh to the Father, but by Me."
Leslie: The Bible says it's a gift.
Kathy: ...
[...]
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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Omen
(uncredited)
Written and performed by Keith Mansfield
[Background music used throughout]
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a Great message that we all need
23 July 2009 | by z71-3See all my reviews

I saw this movie many years ago when i was a teenager attend church. there have been many comments about this movie being to scary. But, if someone who watches this movie things this is scary, God help them if there are here on earth when the real Rapture happens. Because there is no movie that could ever Describe the horrors that await the ones still here. Yes the acting is bad but, your not watching a movie that was pro ducted in Hollywood with professional actors and directors and multi-million dollar budgets. There are people that have posted comments about this movie and comparing it the the left Behind books, i personally owe all of those books and have read them, i believe they are a great group of books. these books and movies with this content have lead many people to the true that Jeuse Chirst is our one and only savior.


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