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Just before the start of the Apocalypse, a physicist and a nun race against the clock to see if the end of the world can be averted.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Bill Pullman ...  Dr. Richard Massey 6 episodes, 2005
Natascha McElhone ...  Sister Josepha Montafiore 6 episodes, 2005
Michael Massee ...  Isaiah Haden 6 episodes, 2005
Mark Rendall ...  Henry 'Hawk' Webber 6 episodes, 2005
Chelsey Coyle ...  Olivia 'Livvie' Beaudrey 6 episodes, 2005
Brittney Coyle ...  Olivia 'Livvie' Beaudrey 6 episodes, 2005
John Rhys-Davies ...  Professor Lampley 6 episodes, 2005
Orla Brady ...  Nora Webber 6 episodes, 2005
Alexa Nikolas ...  Lucy Massey 6 episodes, 2005
Tobin Bell ...  Nathan Volk 5 episodes, 2005
Martin Starr ...  Mark Rubio 5 episodes, 2005
Fred Durst ...  Ogden 5 episodes, 2005
Caryn Green ...  Tulia 5 episodes, 2005
Fionnula Flanagan ...  Mother Francine 4 episodes, 2005
Jesper Christensen ...  Torvald Eklind 4 episodes, 2005
Paul Venables Paul Venables ...  Tom Webber 4 episodes, 2005
Jonathan Whittaker ...  Nelson Boyd 4 episodes, 2005
Winter Ave Zoli ...  Anna-Theresa 4 episodes, 2005
Clémence Poésy ...  E.C. 3 episodes, 2005
Christopher Biggins ...  Cardinal Laveigh 3 episodes, 2005
Werner Daehn ...  Asteroth 3 episodes, 2005
Scott Williams Scott Williams ...  Prison Guard / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Patrick Bauchau ...  Dr. Daniel Goran 2 episodes, 2005
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ...  Sister Delise 2 episodes, 2005
Joel Polis ...  Hospital Administrator 2 episodes, 2005
James Bigwood ...  Prison Chaplain 2 episodes, 2005
Anne Katrine Bay Ejlersen Anne Katrine Bay Ejlersen ...  Super Model #1 2 episodes, 2005
Karen Sofie Bay Ejlersen Karen Sofie Bay Ejlersen ...  Super Model #2 2 episodes, 2005
Jeff Smith Jeff Smith ...  Gate Guard / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Robert Polo Robert Polo ...  Court TV Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 2005
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Set just before the start of the Armageddon, the series follows two central characters, a physicist and a nun in a race against time to see if the end of the world can be averted. Bill Pullman plays the role of Dr. Richard Massey, a Harvard physics professor and father mourning the death of his daughter, who was murdered by an evil satanist with seemingly supernatural abilities. Natascha McElhone stars as a nun who appeals to Massey to help her investigate whether the apocalyptic prophecy from the Book of Revelations is starting to come true. Written by anon

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The greatest story ever told has a final chapter. How will it end? See more »


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Official Sites:

NBC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Revelations See more »

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Matera, Basilicata, Italy See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A freeze frame of the articles that Dr. Massey looks up about Sister Josepha online reveal the following things about her: 1.) Her younger sister's name was Denise. 2.) They were abandoned as infants, 3.) She and her sister grew up at an orphanage in New South Wales, called "The Lord's House". 4.) Sister Josepha got her Bachelor's Degree at Kings Theological Seminary in Ottawa, Ontario, and graduated with valedictory honors, 5.) She went on to attend the Oxford School of Advanced Religions Studies at Oxford College, 6.) Her sister Denise joined the following of a self-proclaimed messiah, and committed suicide along with the rest of the cult. See more »

Goofs

When Josepha phones London, we can see the National Gallery Museum in Trafalgar Sq., but in the screen it is said British Museum. See more »

Quotes

Sister Josepha Montefiore: I'd like to wear something red sometime.
Richard: Oh, you'll burn at the stake for that one.
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"Revelations" a powerful drama...maybe too good for TV!
14 April 2005 | by pulliamrlSee all my reviews

Having actually seen the first installment, I can say I didn't miss the bloated 40 minutes of "American Idol" commercials mixed with 20 minutes of overwrought "you are safe, you are in the bottom 3" hyperbole in order to rid the field of wannabes of one more person.

Instead, I was mesmerized by the first one-hour installment of an intriguing story about people being brought together to consider a proliferation of unexplainable signs and events that might mark the end of the world.

Unless America is simply brain dead, this extremely well-produced limited series should rack up good numbers in the ratings.

Bill Pullman plays a Harvard professor who has recently seen the murderer of his teen-aged daughter captured and imprisoned. Not giving any credence to this man's claims that he can never be killed and will never bleed, he sees one of the man's fingers sliced off...and the non-bleeding hand is raised defiantly.

A nun who is part of a research foundation is an investigator checking out unexplained phenomena with religious connections. One is the appearance of a shadow on a mountainside. It appears to be the shadow of a cross upon which a man has been nailed. The shadow of the head moves as if the victim were alive. There were neither clouds,nor trees, nor anything else between the sun and the mountain that could have cast that shadow.

Another phenomenon is a girl, declared brain dead, after being struck by lightning. Now in a hospital bed, she speaks Biblical verses in Latin. And on one occasion, she was given a pencil and pad and began auto-writing, drawing a map....which linked, it was revealed, to Bill Pullman's daughter. These miraculous goings-on only happen during storms with lightning and thunder.

As hokey as I make it seem, it was beautifully done; the acting is first-rate. I am eager for part 2.


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