A Distant Thunder

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"It begins where "A Thief In the Night" ENDED..."
  • TV-PG
  • 1977
  • 1 hr 16 min
  • 5.0  (452)

A Distant Thunder is a 1978 Christian drama film directed by Donald W. Thompson. The movie stars Patty Dunning, Sally Johnson, and Sandy Christen. The film showcases the events that take place in the lives of two Christian women during a time of great turbulence and upheaval. The story of A Distant Thunder is set in a world where the government has taken complete control over the lives of its citizens. Those who refuse to comply with the government's authoritarian rule face severe consequences.

The film begins with Patty Meyers (Patty Dunning), a devout Christian woman who is living peacefully in her small town. However, her tranquil existence is disrupted when the government declares Christianity illegal, and all those who practice it will be sent to concentration camps. Despite the threat looming over her, Patty resolves to stay true to her beliefs and does not give in to the government's oppressive tactics. She is quickly arrested and sent to a concentration camp.

Meanwhile, Patty's friend Sandy Wilcox (Sandy Christen) is struggling with her own faith. She is at a crossroads in her life and has to decide whether she wants to follow her heart or succumb to the government's demands. Her husband, Mark, is a security officer who keeps a close eye on his fellow citizens and reports any suspicious behavior to the government.

As Sandy contemplates her future, she stumbles upon a group of underground Christians who are fighting against the government's tyranny. This group is led by Helen Hannah (Sally Johnson), a fiery preacher who inspires others to follow her lead. As Sandy becomes more involved with the group, she starts to see things in a new light and gains a renewed sense of purpose.

The second half of the movie shows the conditions that Patty and other Christians are forced to live in inside the camps. Their brutal treatment and severe punishments show the horrors that people can inflict on others when they feel threatened or want to maintain their power.

A Distant Thunder portrays the efforts of these underground Christians to stand up against the government's oppressive tactics. The film highlights the importance of faith and the need for human connection and empathy, even in the most challenging of circumstances.

The cinematography of A Distant Thunder is simple yet effective, and the movie's soundtrack complements the story's emotional moments. The acting performances by the cast are modest yet heartfelt, and the characters are well-developed.

Overall, A Distant Thunder is a thought-provoking and inspiring movie that shows the power of faith and the human spirit. The film's message is especially relevant today as people continue to struggle against tyranny and oppression around the world.

A Distant Thunder is a 1977 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 16 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

A Distant Thunder
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    5.0  (452)