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Left Behind: The Movie (2000)

Left Behind (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Fantasy | Video 2 February 2001
The Biblical prophecy of Armegeddon begins when the Rapture instantly takes all believers in Christ from the Earth. A reporter left behind learns that the Anti-Christ will soon take power.

Director:

Vic Sarin

Writers:

Alan B. McElroy (as Alan McElroy), Paul Lalonde | 1 more credit »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Cameron ... Buck Williams
Brad Johnson ... Rayford Steele
Janaya Stephens ... Chloe Steele
Clarence Gilyard Jr. ... Bruce Barnes (as Clarence Gilyard)
Colin Fox Colin Fox ... Chaim Rosenzweig
Gordon Currie ... Nicolae Carpathia
Chelsea Noble ... Hattie Durham
Daniel Pilon ... Jonathan Stonegal
Tony De Santis ... Joshua Cothran
Jack Langedijk ... Dirk Burton
Krista Bridges ... Ivy Gold
Thomas Hauff ... Steve Plank
Neil Crone ... Ken Ritz
Sten Eirik Sten Eirik ... Flattop / Carl
Raven Dauda ... Gloria
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Storyline

Rayford Steele is an airline pilot whose relationship with his wife has gone sour;he ponders having an affair with an attractive flight attendant, Hattie Durham. In the midst of a flight to London, a number of their passengers mysteriously disappear, and chaos takes hold as a number of vehicles on the ground and in the air are suddenly unmanned. Meanwhile, Buck Williams, a television journalist, is pondering the rash of sudden disappearances as he works on a report about Dr. Chaim Rosenzweig, an Israeli scientist who has devised a formula that would make any soil on earth easy to cultivate. However, Buck wonders if there's more to Rosenzweig than he first imagined when he discovers the doctor is in cahoots with two multi-millionaires who plan to broker the invention to promote their own agenda of international domination. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

From The Runaway Best Selling Novel See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Left Behind: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,158,780, 4 February 2001

Gross USA:

$4,224,065

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,224,065
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of Ivy (Krista Bridges) was created specifically for the films. Ivy does not exist in the novels. See more »

Goofs

The flags flying outside the real United Nations building are of the member nations. The ones shown are of Canada's provinces. See more »

Quotes

[Chloe discovers Buck asleep on her couch and grabs a vase, thinking he's an intruder]
Chloe Steele: Hold it right there, don't move.
[Sees who it is]
Chloe Steele: Buck Williams? What are you doing in my house?
Buck Williams: Hoping you're not gonna brain me with that vase.
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Crazy Credits

The Producers wish to thank: Karll Goodman (who inadvertently vanished during editing) See more »

Connections

Version of Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

All the Way to Heaven
Written by Mark Pennels and Zarc Porter
Performed by V*Enna
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OK, maybe not the best, but...
16 December 2000 | by sngbrd39See all my reviews

First up, I will say that I am a Christian, and I will say that the majority of Christian movies I have seen up to this point have been very disappointing. Although the messages they have tried to get across have been obvious, the filmmakers have not conveyed those messages well. This, however, is usually not their fault, as there is usually some sort of low budget handicap hindering these movies. Even keeping that in mind, the movies are not enjoyable. "Left Behind", on the other hand, is.

In comparison to those previously mentioned "other Christian movies", "Left Behind" is a great effort to present the story of Revelation seriously and realistically. I have never had a chance to read any of the "Left Behind" books, which I have really wanted to do, so I cannot compare the movie to them. Granted, it is not a "perfect 10" or anything, but I will say that it was a very well made movie. The acting was pretty good, and the special effects were, well, decent.

There were only two things I really did not like about the movie. One was the writing. It was simply not written as well as it could have been. It was somewhat cliched, and there were a few "groaner" lines, things that people would never, ever, say in real life. The other was the music. For the most part, the soundtrack was pretty good, but why in the world did they have to start cutting through the serious music for some soft rock type music? That was simply not appropriate. Also, there were moments during which silence might have been more appropriate than any music they could have used, especially during scenes of mourning.

Apart from these points, I thought the movie was pretty good. Even though it lacked technically, it is still a great improvement over its predecessors. No matter how much room there was for improvement, it must be admitted that there is an element of "Left Behind" that makes one think about the times to come and how to be ready for them. If you watch this movie with the right attitude, not one that wants sensory overload, but one that wants to be challenged, even if only a little, you may find something to chew on in it.


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