Tribulation
PG-13
Entertainment: +2 1/2
Acceptability: +3 1/2

[Ed. note: The film is not rated by the MPAA but violence and subject matter would rate a PG-13 in Preview's estimation]

In the recent Christian end times video series produced by Cloud Ten Pictures, the latest addition is called TRIBULATION. Like the video REVELATION, which preceded it, TRIBULATION is a dramatic, highly fictionalized Biblical end times story, and also takes place in the post-rapture tribulation period. In this feature length drama, a tough cop named Tom Canboro (Gary Busey) is not a Christian believer, but his sister, Eileen (Margo Kidder), is trying to win him over. But before she succeeds, he is injured in an auto accident and wakes up from a coma years later to find himself in a post-rapture world. Its a violent, dangerous world in which the Anti-Christ, Franco Macalousso (Nick Mancuso), is hunting down and destroying all persons who have not accepted the sign of the beast. In spite of all the menacing, supernatural forces at work around him, Tom still does not believe. But his wife (Sherry Miller) and sister try to convince him as they fight against the Anti Christ. These dramatic events turn TRIBULATION into a suspenseful action thriller with many violent, threatening chases, battles and dark demonic forces. TRIBULATION is a high budget, quality movie and shows that Christian films can be just as professional and entertaining as Hollywood features.

To develop a realistic drama, the producers of TRIBULATION included a considerable amount of intense, violent action to tell this story. Among other things, two men possessed by demonic psychic powers destroy property and jump out of windows, one to his death. A number of Christian believers are pursued by henchmen of the Anti-Christ and are harassed, tortured and in some cases, shot to death point blank. However, the more intense injuries and killings take place off camera. A violent auto collision and the destruction of an entire building are also portrayed. But, none of the violence is gory or gratuitous and adds legitimate realism to the film. The love and devotion of Christian believers is clearly portrayed, and presentations of the gospel message are interwoven into the plot. It should be noted, though, that the story does not include the violent, catastrophic plagues and natural disasters that the Bible indicates take place during the tribulation period. Of course, no foul language or sexual content is included. TRIBULATION is recommended viewing for teens and adults.

Preview Reviewer: John Evans
Distributor: Cloud Ten Pictures, One St. Paul St., St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, L2R 7L2

Summary
Crude Language: None
Obscene Language: None
Profanity: None
Violence: Many times - Moderate, but often intense (Possessed men destroy property and jump out of window - one to his death; many threatening chases with some gun fire, virtual reality type glasses forced on several persons, persons shot point blank off camera, woman chained down by wrists, men killed by demonic psychic force, house blown up, man injured in auto collision)
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: None
Other: Demonic characters and forces portrayed; Christian gospel message and limited events of the Biblical tribulation period portrayed
Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and adults

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