The Prophecy

Synopsis: "Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Gregory Widen
Production: Dimension Films
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

I remember the first war.

The way the sky burned.

The faces of angels


I saw a third of

Heaven's legion banished...

and the creation of Hell.

I stood with my brothers

and watched Lucifer fall.

But now my brothers

are not brothers.

And we have come here,

where we are mortal,

to steal a dark soul

not yet Lucifer's...

to serve our cause.

I have always obeyed.

But I never thought

the war...

would happen again.

Come to our help,

Lord, Holy Father,


and eternal God.

You are the source of every honor

and dignity,

of all progress

and stability.

You watch over the growing family of man

by Your gift of wisdom...

and Your pattern of order.

When You had appointed high priests

to rule Your people,

You chose other men next to them

in rank and dignity...

to be with them and to

help them in their task.

And so there grew up

the ranks of priests...

and the offices of Levites

established by sacred rites.

In the desert You extended

the spirit of Moses to 70 wise men...

who helped him to rule

the great company of his people.

He shared among the sons of Aaron

the fullness of their father's power,

to provide worthy priests

in sufficient number...

for the increasing rites

of sacrifice and worship.

With the same loving care You gave

companions to Your Son's apostles...

to help in teaching

the faith,

they preached the Gospel

to the whole world.

Let Joseph, who is

to be ordained priest,

come forward.

Lord, I am not worthy to receive You,

but say the word and I shall be healed.

Almighty Father, grant to this servant

of Yours the dignity of the priesthood.

Renew within him

the spirit of holiness...

as a coworker with

the Order of Bishops.

We ask this through

our Lord Jesus Christ.

One God,

forever and ever.


Let Thomas, who is

to be ordained priest, come forward.

Some people lose their faith

because Heaven shows them too little.

But how many people lose their faith

because Heaven shows them too much?

Years later, of all the gospels

I learned in seminary school,

a verse from St. Paul

stays with me.

It is perhaps the strangest passage

in the Bible, in which he writes:

"Even now in Heaven there were angels

carrying savage weapons. "

Hey, you're not

supposed to be up here.


Don't f***in' move.

You don't need a gun,


Who are you?

Everything used to be

much simpler, didn't it?

Get down, slow.

- Everyone thinks they know what Heaven is like.

- Turn around. Turn around!

- Heaven isn't Heaven anymore.

- Now, take it easy.

- Thomas... Thomas! - Calm down.

Take it easy. - Will you listen?

I was in the church

that day.

I know what you saw.

I know why you left

your faith on that floor.

What do you want?

You have no idea

what this is like for me.

"A Thesis on Angels

in Religious Scripture"...

by Thomas Dagget.

Do you still believe...

any of it?

- You're asking me as a cop?

- As a priest.

But I'm not a priest.

St. Christopher.

"Go your way in safety. "

Do you believe...

that you're part

of God's plan,


That's a complicated question.

No, it isn't.

You found it, haven't you?

You can't keep it from us,


That's it. Go ahead.

All right.

Why don't you

call it in?

Well, look at this. Tommy Dagget

actually lit by the light of morning.

What am I doin' here, Burrows? I work

nights. It's not even my division.

Well, we'll get to that.

- Our friend here did a half-gainer

from the fourth floor. - Jumper?

Not unless he decided not to bother

opening the window first.

81, clear. Unit 14, clear.

Was he f***ed up

or what?

Well, he wasn't exactly in condition

to walk a chalk line when we got here.

You're welcome to smell his breath,

if you like.

He is missing

one or two things, though.

- What's that?

- His eyes.

Maybe they're stuck

in the radiator grill.

Who's the room

registered under?

- John Smith.

- Anything interesting inside?

Well, there are what an experienced

detective like yourself...

could possibly construe

as signs of a struggle.

Of course, nobody saw

or heard anything.

- Place been dusted?

- Yeah. Nothing.

Kinda weird, huh,

somebody carrying that around?

That's why Lieutenant Deason

had me call you down on this.

Any ideas

what it's doin' here?


"For it was there

at Nicene...

that the world's

fourth-century bishops...

declared that with the sacrifice

of God's Son man became one with God,

for the first time

lifted above all other creations...

to stand at His side

in Heaven. "

You been holdin' out on me.

I never knew you could read and write.

That measures eight feet.

- Where's Chimney Rock?

- Okay, let's move.


It's where I'll be

in two years and three months.

You gonna give all this up?

You're breakin' my heart.

Don't forget

to tip the maid.

# Ave Maria #

# Amen #

# Amen ##

Hey, what's the big idea

of sitting out here all alone?

Someone's here.


Pig out

on all the cake?


But there, there might be one teeny,

tiny little piece left.

But you'll have to

race me for it.

- What's that?

- Where?

Oh, you sneak!

Tommy. A little early

for you, isn't it?


- They got you workin' days?

- Yeah.


Tyson, slow down.

- Everybody's dead.

- Do you got any more of this?


All right, where

do you wanna start?

Well, I think we could

skip the cause of death.

Why don't we begin

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Gregory Widen

Gregory Widen is an American screenwriter and film director. He is the creator of the Highlander film and television franchise, and the writer-director of the cult horror film The Prophecy. more…

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