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The Prophecy 3: The Ascent (2000)

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A nephilim (half-man/half-angel), guided by visions and aided by the ex-arch angel Gabriel, finds himself hunted and forced to confront Pyriel, the Angel of Genocide.

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Patrick Lussier

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Gregory Widen (characters), Carl V. Dupré | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Walken ... Gabriel
Vincent Spano ... Zophael
Dave Buzzotta ... Danyael
Kayren Butler Kayren Butler ... Maggie (as Kayren Ann Butler)
Steve Hytner ... Joseph
Brad Dourif ... Zealot
Scott Cleverdon ... Pyriel
Jack McGee ... Detective
Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Madge (as Sandra Lafferty)
Mark Prince Edwards Mark Prince Edwards ... Donut Guy
Tyrone Tann ... Kyle
Moriah 'Shining Dove' Snyder ... Mary (as Moriah Shining Dove Snyder)
J.D. Rosen ... Tail Man
William Stanford Davis ... Portly Coroner (as Stan Davis)
Drew Swaine Drew Swaine ... Young Danyael
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Storyline

The conclusion to The Prophecy Trilogy. Once again, Christopher Walken returns as the Arch-Angel Gabriel. As the War in Heaven and on Earth rages on, Pyriel, the Angel of Genocide, rises to power, intending to destroy all of mankind. The only one who stands in his way is Danyael, who was born of an Angel and a woman, but Danyael is unaware of his purpose, until he runs into Gabriel, who has now become a human after the events of The Prophecy 2, and is acting as his secret guardian. Now, the fate of the world hangs in the balance as Danyael sets out to confront Pyriel and finally fulfill his destiny. Written by Paul McCluskey (pgm03uk)

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Mankind's Last Hope From Total Destruction! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic violence, and for some nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Walken has a great sense of humor. When asked his age (which, as the angel Gabriel, precedes the creation of the universe) he gives the same age that was a running gag with Jack Benny for decades: "39". See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when Pyriel is killed and it shows his skeleton. Danyael drops the stone on the skull crushing it revealing a wire used in the spine of the model. See more »

Quotes

Gabriel: You been with a woman, Zophael? It's like dying... you moan, cry out. You get to a spot that has you begging for release. Once, I was an Angel of Death... now, I die every day... when I have the cash.
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Followed by The Prophecy: Uprising (2005) See more »

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Surf 'N Turf
Written and Performed by David Micheal Tenney (BMI)
Published by Psycho Babble Music (BMI)
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For a Part Three, Pretty Decent
29 November 2012 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Once again, Christopher Walken returns as the Arch-Angel Gabriel. As the War in Heaven and on Earth rages on, Pyriel, the Angel of Genocide, rises to power, intending to destroy all of mankind.

Brad Dourif as the zealot really makes this movie for me, but we also have classic Walken -- the talk, the mannerisms, explaining his drivers license... this is the Walken that has made him a cultural icon.

Why Pyriel is depicted as being against humanity, or being an angel of genocide, is unclear. Traditionally, he has the task of examining the soul of each person brought to heaven after death. He works for God, not Satan. But I suppose angels can rebel at any time, they need not do so only at the time Satan originally did.

All in all not a bad little film, and the director (Lussier) really deserves more credit than he gets for his contributions to the horror genre.


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