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The Apocalypse (2007 film)

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The Apocalypse
File:Poster of The Apocalypse (film).jpg
Poster
Directed byJustin Jones
Produced byDavid Michael Latt
David Rimawi
Screenplay byDavid Michael Latt
Story byCarlos De Los Rios
StarringRhett Giles
Jill Stapley
Kristen Quintrall
Tom Nagel
Music byChris Ridenhour
CinematographyAdam Silver
Edited byKristen Quintrall
Production
company
The Asylum
Faith Films
Distributed byThe Asylum
Release date
  • May 22, 2007 (2007-05-22)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$1 million

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The Apocalypse is a 2007 American direct-to-DVD disaster film produced by The Asylum and released via its Faith Films label. It has heavy similarity to the 1998 films Armageddon and Deep Impact, however the storyline is drastically different, a recurring theme of some The Asylum's mockbusters.

Plot[edit]

The film takes place in the United States in what is presumably the present day. A large, colossal meteor the size of Texas (roughly 600 miles (970 km) in diameter) is heading towards the Earth, and threatens to wipe out the human race in a manner similar to the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Whilst the Earth begins a series of efforts to divert and later destroy the meteor, two parents – Jason (Rhett Giles) and Ashley (Jill Stapley) – search for their missing child, who is in Los Angeles, while attempting to overcome various catastrophes somehow triggered by the arrival of the meteorite, starting with a meteor impact that destroys Monterey, California.

Jason and Ashley eventually realize that it is not advanced technology that is required to find their child or divert the asteroid but faith in religion. Ashley is mortally wounded when a meteor hits the church she and Jason are taking shelter in. The daughter is eventually reunited with her father, just at the time the asteroid is about to hit. They tell each other that they will see each other soon, and the film ends with the meteor colliding with the Earth, destroying all life.

Cast[edit]

  • Rhett Giles as Jason
  • Jill Stapley as Ashley
  • Kristen Quintrall as Lindsay
  • Tom Nagel as Andrew
  • David Shick as Don
  • Amol Shah as Khalil
  • Shaley Scott as Amanda
  • Kelsey Higgs as Lucia
  • Kim Little as Lynn
  • Carissa Bodner as Audrey
  • Dean N. Arevalo as Motel Manager
  • Sarah Lieving as Janis
  • Erica Roby as Laura
  • Leigh Scott as Nick
  • Jason S. Gray as Banker

Production[edit]

The Apocalypse was originally written as a straightforward disaster film, but buyers asked for a religious film. It was rewritten to include faith-based elements, and The Asylum created the Faith Films label to distribute it.[1]

See also[edit]

  • 2012 Doomsday, another Asylum film with a similar plot.

References[edit]

  1. Potts, Rolf (2007-10-07). "The New B Movie". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-12-30.

External links[edit]


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