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Prophecy (1979)

A log company's waste mutates the environment, creating a giant killer bear-monster.

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John Frankenheimer

Writer:

David Seltzer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Talia Shire ... Maggie
Robert Foxworth ... Rob
Armand Assante ... John Hawks
Richard Dysart ... Isely
Victoria Racimo ... Ramona
George Clutesi George Clutesi ... M'Rai
Tom McFadden Tom McFadden ... Pilot
Evans Evans Evans Evans ... Cellist
Burke Byrnes ... Father
Mia Bendixsen Mia Bendixsen ... Girl
Johnny Timko Johnny Timko ... Boy
Everett Creach Everett Creach ... Kelso (as Everett L. Creach)
Charles H. Gray ... Sheriff
Lyvingston Holmes Lyvingston Holmes ... Black Woman (as Lyvingston Holms)
Graham Jarvis ... Shusette
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Storyline

A Savage beast, grown to monstrous size and driven mad by toxic wastes that are poisoning the waters, spreads terror and death on a Maine countryside. Written by <kdj@ozemail.com.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She Lives. Don't Move. Don't Breathe. She Will Find You. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Prophecy: The Monster Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,389,402
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Star Billing: Talia Shire (1st), Robert Foxworth (2nd), Armand Assante (3rd) and Richard Dysart (4th). See more »

Goofs

Obviously stuffed bear to represent dead monster-bear floating in the lake. See more »

Quotes

Isley: [referring to Dr. Robert Verne and Maggie] These people are from the Environmental Protection Agency. I'd appreciate being let through.
John Hawks: No car from the lumber company gets through here.
Isley: This is against the law, John.
John Hawks: The law has not brought justice.
Isley: The Supreme Court has issued a restraining order against this blockade.
John Hawks: And which Supreme Court is that, Mr. Isley?
Isley: The Supreme Court of the United States.
John Hawks: Yes, we've tried that Supreme Court. Now we're going to one that's higher.
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions received 8 secs of mandatory cuts by the BBFC to remove the shots of the raccoon writhing on the floor outside the cabin before the attack scene (the animal had been genuinely poisoned). See more »

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Soundtracks

No, No, No, My Friend
by Norman Thalheimer and Will Crittendon
Performed by Free Style
Courtesy of AVI Records
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Typical 70's "Think About It" film
15 June 2003 | by Libbyanne2See all my reviews

This movie was meant to scare you and make you ponder on the evils of pollution. Well it just made me laugh. A very cheesy low budget fare.

Even today, my kids and I still get a hoot over the camping scene when the "bear" literally knocks the feathers out the kid's sleeping bag. My kids like to rewind and play it in slo-mo.

It just goes to show that you can't mix horror and movies with a message.


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