A Thief in the Night (film)

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A Thief in the Night is a 1972 evangelical Christian film written by Russell S. Doughten, Jr., directed and produced by Donald W. Thompson, and starring Patty Dunning as Patty Meyers, the main character and protagonist, along with Thom Rachford, Colleen Niday and Mike Niday in supporting roles.wikipedia
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A Thief in the Night (film series)

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It is the first installment in the Thief in the Night series about the Rapture, Tribulation, and Second Coming of Christ.
It consists of four films: A Thief in the Night (1972), A Distant Thunder (1978), Image of the Beast (1981), and The Prodigal Planet (1983).

Christian rock

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This film includes singer/musician Larry Norman's composition "I Wish We'd All Been Ready", one of the earliest Christian rock hits and one of Norman's best-known releases.
A cover version of Larry Norman's Rapture-themed "I Wish We'd All Been Ready" appears in the Evangelical Christian feature film A Thief in the Night and appeared on Cliff Richard's Christian album Small Corners along with "Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?".

Rapture

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It is the first installment in the Thief in the Night series about the Rapture, Tribulation, and Second Coming of Christ.
During the 1970s, belief in the rapture became popular in wider circles, in part because of the books of Hal Lindsey, including The Late Great Planet Earth, which has reportedly sold between 15 million and 35 million copies, and the movie A Thief in the Night, which based its title on the scriptural reference 1 Thessalonians 5:2.

A Distant Thunder (1978 film)

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It is a sequel to the 1972 film A Thief in the Night, which portrayed the Rapture, an event in Christian eschatology in which all genuine Christians suddenly disappear and are taken to Heaven.

Russell Doughten

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A Thief in the Night is a 1972 evangelical Christian film written by Russell S. Doughten, Jr., directed and produced by Donald W. Thompson, and starring Patty Dunning as Patty Meyers, the main character and protagonist, along with Thom Rachford, Colleen Niday and Mike Niday in supporting roles.
A Thief in the Night (1972)

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A quarter century later, the authors of the broadly successful Left Behind series of books and films have acknowledged their debt to Thief.
LaHaye and Jenkins cite the influence of Russell Doughten, an Iowa-based filmmaker who directed the Thief in the Night series, a series of four low-budget but popular feature-length films in the 1970s and 80s about the Rapture and Second Coming, starting with 1972's A Thief in the Night.

List of Christian films

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Russell S. Doughten - A Thief in the Night (also did the secular The Blob)

Deaths in August 2013

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Russell S. Doughten, 86, American film producer (A Thief in the Night), renal failure.

Red Rock Dam (Iowa)

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It was a key location in the 1972 movie A Thief in the Night and its 1978 sequel A Distant Thunder.

Evangelicalism

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A Thief in the Night is a 1972 evangelical Christian film written by Russell S. Doughten, Jr., directed and produced by Donald W. Thompson, and starring Patty Dunning as Patty Meyers, the main character and protagonist, along with Thom Rachford, Colleen Niday and Mike Niday in supporting roles.

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A Thief in the Night is a 1972 evangelical Christian film written by Russell S. Doughten, Jr., directed and produced by Donald W. Thompson, and starring Patty Dunning as Patty Meyers, the main character and protagonist, along with Thom Rachford, Colleen Niday and Mike Niday in supporting roles.

Second Coming

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It is the first installment in the Thief in the Night series about the Rapture, Tribulation, and Second Coming of Christ.

In medias res

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In media res, a young woman named Patty Myer awakens one morning to a radio broadcast announcing the disappearance of millions around the world showing that the rapture has occurred.

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The United Nations sets up an emergency government system called the United Nations Imperium of Total Emergency (UNITE) and declare that those who do not receive the Mark identifying them with UNITE will be arrested.

Number of the Beast

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The United Nations sets up an emergency government system called the United Nations Imperium of Total Emergency (UNITE) and declare that those who do not receive the Mark identifying them with UNITE will be arrested.

First Epistle to the Thessalonians

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The film's title is taken from 1 Thessalonians 5:2, in which Paul warns his readers that "the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night".

Paul the Apostle

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The film's title is taken from 1 Thessalonians 5:2, in which Paul warns his readers that "the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night".

The Day of the Lord

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The film's title is taken from 1 Thessalonians 5:2, in which Paul warns his readers that "the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night".

Christianity Today

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According to Dean Anderson of Christianity Today, "the film brings to life the dispensational view of Matthew 24:36-44," part of the Olivet discourse in which Jesus describes people being taken suddenly out of the world while others watch and remain behind.

Dispensationalism

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According to Dean Anderson of Christianity Today, "the film brings to life the dispensational view of Matthew 24:36-44," part of the Olivet discourse in which Jesus describes people being taken suddenly out of the world while others watch and remain behind.