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Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Fantasy | 29 October 2002 (USA)
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After the Rapture and the revealing of the identity of the Antichrist, a group of converts form the Tribulation Force, a secret society with the sole purpose of converting non-believers to Christianity.

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Bill Corcoran

Writers:

John Patus (screenplay), Paul Lalonde (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Cameron ... Buck Williams
Brad Johnson ... Rayford Steele
Clarence Gilyard Jr. ... Pastor Bruce Barnes (as Clarence Gilyard)
Janaya Stephens ... Chloe Steele
Gordon Currie ... Nicolae Carpathia
Chelsea Noble ... Hattie Durham
Krista Bridges ... Ivy Gold
Lubomir Mykytiuk ... Rabbi Tsion Ben Judah
Christopher Bondy Christopher Bondy ... Steve Plank (as Chris Bondy)
Christie MacFadyen Christie MacFadyen ... Irene Steele
David Macniven ... Chris Smith (as David MacNiven)
Jason Jones ... Young Man in Church
Leslie Carlson ... Witness Eli (as Les Carlson)
Louis Negin ... Witness Moishe
Elias Zarou ... House Speaker
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Storyline

Those left behind face war, famine, plagues, and natural disaster so devastating that only one in four people will survive. Odds are even worse for the enemies of the Antichrist and his new world order. Rayford Steele, Buck Williams, Bruce Barnes and Chloe Steeleband together to form the Tribulation Force. Their task is clear, and their goal is nothing less than to stand and fight against the enemies of God during the seven most chaotic years the planet will ever know. Written by Flyboy Ritz <Flyboy_Ritz@excite.com>

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The Continuing Drama Of Those Left Behind. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Left Behind II: Tribulation Force See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort re-worked some parts of the script to include a stronger evangelistic message. See more »

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Carpathia's plane is represented by three different planes (in the hangar, in the air, and landing). See more »

Quotes

Rayford Steele: God got us this far, he'll take us the rest of the way. You just get Ben Judah there and I'll handle the rest. Besides I told Chloe I'll look out for you.
Buck Williams: Really? I told her I'd look after you.
Rayford Steele: Really?
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Alternate Versions

The DVD version contains deleted/extended/alternate scenes:
  • "Ray At Chris' Apartment" = Rayford goes to Chris' apartment and asks him if he wants to go to church, by approaching the question in the form of a new job offer Bruce told Ray about. Chris answers "no", but remains skeptical at this point.
  • "Chloe with Burned Fireman" - The burned fireman tells Chloe he lost a sister in the rapture and asks her if she lost any family members. The fireman notices the picture of Chloe w/ Buck and ask about her boyfriend (meaning Buck). She answers, saying that he's still here.
  • "4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse" (extended scene) - more about Pastor Bruce Barnes' church lecture on the events of the Tribulation and for anyone to step forward and accept Christ.
  • "Angelic Woman at the Candlelight Vigil" (extended scene) - As Rayford heads over to Chris' apartment, the Angelic Woman sings "Amazing Grace" to try and comfort those who lost family members during one of the many Candlelight Vigils. Her last verse (in voice over) leads to a transition to Chris at his apartment spinning his gun.
  • "Nicolae Rages Against God" (alternate ending) - Same ending as movie, but in different angle. Nicolae sits on his desk, in a defeated state. Hattie arrives and comfort him. Nicolae tells her to leave, and after she closes the door to his private room (in his jet plane called Global Community One), proceeds to curse God, telling him that it is his time, and not Yours. Original movie ending has his speech display both power and anger.
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Quite Possibly the Most Boring Movie Ever Made
16 April 2003 | by boxman-3See all my reviews

I felt the first Left Behind film was such a corny lark (if people leave behind dentures and hip replacements, does that mean they also leave behind breast implants when they get Raptured?) that I had to see what Kirk Cameron and crew were up to for their second turn at bat.

I will state this as clearly as possible - nothing happens in this film, absolutely 100% nothing. There's no progression, no forward momentum, nothing. The only thing you could classify as character development is the believers patronizingly preaching to the uninformed. Does anyone want to get their religion from the kid from Growing Pains? The plot consists of our four left behind-ers forming a group (Tribulation force, unite!) that wants to warn the world that the leader of the UN is the, wait for it, Antichrist. This plan goes nowhere. Two of the Tribulation force members contribute nothing to the cause except wistful praying.

The crux of the film is on a learned Rabbi who is to reveal to the whole wide world that Jesus is actually the Messiah. In what universe would a single Rabbi saying something about religion have the world's eyes and ears? And why would everyone systematically accept one man's words as the divine truth? If this was the case couldn't we end this boring movie with Cameron yelling, "I loves me the Jesus" and be done with it? I enjoy the Rabbi's slow reveal in his speech. He starts talking about how he's proven who the Messiah is (though we see nothing of his findings) and says it's a man who was born in Bethlehem and betrayed for 30 pieces of silver. Then he says it's Jesus. And the audience literally gasps. This whole plot device couldn't be any more insulting.

Overall Left Behind 2 is far worse than the original film, and that is something of an accomplishment of itself. I challenge you to stay awake and interested into what's going on, because there may be more nothing going on in this film than in the entire history of cinema. Cameron is the best the world of journalism has to offer? And anyone else notice that if you're not Western European in ethnicity you're either evil or dead wrong with your religious beliefs. Take that 4/5 of the world!

There are so many laugh-out-loud moments (like the explanation for millions instantaneously vanishing as "nuclear radiation," are we in 1955 all over again?) but the largest drawback of Left Behind 2 is how horrifically boring it is. The Omega Codes were equally atrocious but campy and slightly entertaining in an I-Can't-Believe-People-Spent-Money-On-This kind of way. Left Behind 2 on the other hand has no sense of humor and no sense of style, let alone competent pacing, directing, and acting. I know sixth graders that could blow the socks off these Left Behind thespians.

I can think of no possible reason anyone should every view this film at any time. I have never been more bored, and I fell asleep during The Thin Red Line three separate times when I saw it in theaters. The only reason you would recommend this film is if you wanted that person to die of boredom.

For my money, the DVD menu screen is the funniest and most entertaining part of the film.


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