Cast & Credits:
Release Date: October 3, 2014 ( Oct. 2, p.m. screenings)
Studio: Stoney Lake Entertainment
Director: Vic Armstrong
Screenwriter: Paul Lalonde, John Patus
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Cassi Thomson, Nicky Whelan, Lea Thompson, Jordan Sparks, Quinton Aaron, Martin Klebba
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some thematic elements, violence/peril and brief drug content)
Official Website: http://LeftBehindmovie.com
Tagline: The End of the World has only just begun
"Left Behind" follows Rayford Steele (Nicolas Cage), who is piloting a commercial airliner just hours after the Rapture when millions of people around the globe simply vanish. Thirty thousand feet over the Atlantic, Rayford is faced with a damaged plane, terrified passengers, and a desperate desire to get back to his family. On the ground, his daughter, Chloe Steele (Cassi Thomson) is among those left behind, forced to navigate a world of madness as she searches for her lost mother and brother. The movie is based on the New York Times bestselling book series of the same name, co-authored by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. Based on the Bible and published in 32 different languages, the series has sold more than 65 million copies and is one of the best-selling fiction series of all time.
Did You Know?
Filming start for the film begun in early August, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Left Behind authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins along with their families were given an advanced screening of a rough cut of the movie on January 31, 2014. Afterwards, LaHaye was quoted as saying, "It is the best movie I have ever seen on the rapture." Jenkins was quoted, "I believe it does justice to the novel and will renew interest in the entire series."