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The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)

Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician ... See full summary »

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Robert Guenette

Writers:

Robert Guenette (screenplay), Alan Hopgood (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Orson Welles ... Narrator
Philip L. Clarke Philip L. Clarke ... Nostradamus (voice)
Ray Laska ... The Warlord
Bob Ruggiero Bob Ruggiero ... French Soldiers
Roy Edmunds Roy Edmunds ... French Soldiers (as Roy Edmonds)
Ray Chubb Ray Chubb ... French Soldiers
Richard Butler Richard Butler ... Nostradamus
Jason Nesmith ... Nostradamus, as a Child
Howard Ackerman Howard Ackerman ... Nostradamus, as a Youth
Brass Adams Brass Adams ... The Grandfather
Terry Clotiaux Terry Clotiaux ... Nostradamus' Father
David Burke ... The Friar
Bob Bigelow Bob Bigelow ... The Dinner Host
Marji Martin ... The Maid
Thor Nielsen Thor Nielsen ... The Cook
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Storyline

Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician Nostradamus actually predict such events as the fall of King Louis XVI and the French Revolution, the rises of Napoleon and Hitler, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? And are there prophecies that have yet to come true? Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ember, aki tudta a jövőt See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Demand for this film escalated after the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States due to a prophecy presented in the film. Nostradamus supposedly predicted an attack on New York City by a Muslim fundamentalist. See more »

Goofs

The storming of the Tuileries Palace is said to have taken place on June 21, 1791. However, this was the date that King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and their children began the Flight to Varennes. The storming of the Tuileries took place on August 21, 1792. See more »

Quotes

Presenter: [about the predictions of the future] But before continuing, let me warn you now that these predictions of the future are not at all comforting - and I might go on to add that these visions of the past, these warnings of the future, are not the opinions of the producers of this film. They're certainly not my opinions.
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Alternate Versions

In 1991, NBC Television broadcast a truncated version of "The Man Who Saw Tomorrow". The broadcast was hosted in video segments by Charlton Heston (eliminating or re-recording the bulk of Orson Welles's narration). The film was updated to include examination of verses which may relate to the famine situation in Ethiopia (1984-85), the recent earthquakes in California (1988-89), and Sadam Hussein (1990-91). See more »

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References Horror of Dracula (1958) See more »

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Who thought the future could be so funny?
29 July 1999 | by possum-3See all my reviews

The next time you feel overwhelmed by apocalypse hysteria coming at you over the media, rent this film and sit back and have a good laugh--this film forcasts massive worldwide earthquakes in 1988, world war by 1994 (27 years of it!), apocalypse by 1999, blah, blah, blah....This is a magnificent illustration of how selling doom works as business, and having these predictions to watch from the comfort of the late '90s is a marvelous tonic against wild claims made by all manner of 'experts.' Have some high-cholesterol popcorn (with lots of salt), fire up the ozone-depleting air-conditioning, and let this film fill you in on how the world ended! Enjoy!


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