Left Behind: World at War

Left Behind: World at War

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Director: Craig R. Baxley

Cast: Craig R. Baxley, Kirk Cameron, Louis Gossett Jr., Brad Johnson

     
 

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The countdown to Armageddon continues as world leader Nicolae Carpathia (Gordon Currie) brings peace to the world in this installment of the popular Left Behind series inspired by the best-selling books by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. As world peace blossoms and the citizens of the planet attempt to put the horrors of war behindSee more details below

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The countdown to Armageddon continues as world leader Nicolae Carpathia (Gordon Currie) brings peace to the world in this installment of the popular Left Behind series inspired by the best-selling books by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. As world peace blossoms and the citizens of the planet attempt to put the horrors of war behind them, American president Gerald Fitzhugh (Louis Gossett Jr.) ensures his country that America will not stand in the way of the historical peace pact. When an assassin's bullet misses its mark and President Fitzhugh gets a horrifying glimpse into the future, he soon realizes that he has left his country defenseless against Nicolae Carpathia's deadly deception. Now, with the future of the entire planet hanging in the balance, President Fitzhugh must place his trust in investigative reporter Buck Williams' (Kirk Cameron) Tribulation Force to battle the powers of evil and dethrone Carpathia before the horrors of the Book of Revelation become reality.

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Born-again Christian Kirk Cameron may be the driving force behind spreading the word of God in the Left Behind movies, but his character, Buck Williams, spends the third installment sitting on his hands. And while it's a major dramatic flaw to give the protagonist nothing to do -- Buck literally sits around his apartment, wringing his hands, asking God for guidance -- this questionable narrative choice actually benefits Left Behind: World at War, because it gives us more of Lou Gossett Jr. Gossett Jr. plays the president of the United States, and after two movies' worth of earnest Christians pontificating about Jesus Christ, it's a breath of fresh air to see a secular man of action who just gets things done. Of course, you have to subtract some points by considering that this man is the president, yet the story involves him in numerous gun battles and fisticuffs -- activities that are usually left to lower-level staffers. Left Behind: World at War has this undeniable ridiculous factor throughout, but in general, it's a more polished cinematic product than its predecessors. Craig R. Baxley's film is shot and edited with veteran know-how, but it doesn't have the budget to depict the apocalyptic global collapse at the heart of the story, and the plot doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Still, neither does World at War contain the kind of howlingly funny gaffes that its critics might hope to find. For the second film in a row, Gordon Currie makes a seductively creepy villain, playing the Antichrist as a billionaire businessman who vaults himself into the role of world dictator. He's still standing at the end, so Cloud Ten Pictures will surely be compelled to make a fourth Left Behind movie -- regardless of whether the potential for profit actually supports that decision.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2008
UPC:
0745638008034
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Cloud Ten Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
35,199

Special Features

Closed Caption; What doesn't kill you...technical making of; Characters with character - featurette; GCN news report by Buck Williams featurette; The Way of the Master featurette; Bloopers and outtakes; Audio commentary; Deleted scenes; Music videos; Cast and crew bios; Bonus previews

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kirk Cameron Cameron "Buck" Williams
Louis Gossett President Gerald Fitzhugh
Brad Johnson Rayford Steele
Janaya Stephens Chloe Steele
Gordon Currie Nicolae Carpathia
Chelsea Noble Hattie Durham
Arnold Pinnock Pastor Bruce Barnes
Laura Catalano Amanda White
Jessica Steen Carolyn Miller
Charles Martin Smith Actor

Technical Credits
Craig R. Baxley Director
Sonny Baskin Editor
Ron Booth Executive Producer
Gary Chang Score Composer
David Connell Cinematographer
Allison Cowitt Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
Peter Lalonde Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Paul Lalonde Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Rupert Lazarus Production Designer
Sharon McDonell Costumes/Costume Designer
Lisa Parson Casting
Nicholas Tabarrok Producer
Andre Van Heerden Producer,Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Left Behind: World at War
1. World at War [3:19]
2. Stealing Bibles [1:43]
3. Disturbing Intel [5:09]
4. Motorcade Attack [2:12]
5. Double Wedding [6:22]
6. Trib Force Plans [2:27]
7. "Nicolae Wants to See You." [4:00]
8. Buck Is Kidnapped [5:59]
9. Hattie Meets Amanda [2:05]
10. Carolyn and the President [3:50]
11. The Virus [3:46]
12. Escape [1:25]
13. Seduction and Nightmare [4:50]
14. America and Chloe in Jeopardy [3:34]
15. "Bibles" [3:27]
16. Vision [2:53]
17. Cat and Mouse [3:22]
18. Militia Has a Plan [3:08]
19. World War III [2:08]
20. Not Humanly Possible [2:50]
21. "It Got Me Tooo." [3:24]
22. "Help Me, God." [4:25]
23. Salvation [5:11]
24. "Last Communion" [2:30]
25. "Where Is They Victory?" [4:14]
26. The Cure [1:28]
27. "Only Way to Beat You..." [2:27]
28. Credits [2:59]

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