Six: The Mark Unleashed

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Six: The Mark Unleashed
Poster of the movie Six-The Mark Unleashed.jpg
Directed by Kevin Downes
Produced by Bobby Downes
Kevin Downes
Cosimo Michael Occhipinti
David A.R. White
Written by Kevin Downes
Chipper Lowell
David A.R. White
Starring Stephen Baldwin
Eric Roberts
Kevin Downes
David A.R. White
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Music by Marc Fantini
Steffan Fantini
Cinematography Philip Hurn
Edited by Jeffrey Lee Hollis
Distributed by Trinity Broadcasting Network
Release date(s) June 29, 2004 (2004-06-29)
Running time 104 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Six: The Mark Unleashed is a 2004 Christian action-drama film starring Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Downes, David A.R. White, Eric Roberts, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. It was released June 29, 2004,[1] and debuted at #6 On The Christian Booksellers Association Best Sellers List.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

The film is set in the end-times, when the earth has been taken over, and the mark of the Beast - an implant in the right hand or forehead - is being imposed on everyone worldwide. Those who take the mark become part of 'The Community'; those who refuse are imprisoned and after three weeks are beheaded.

Two non-Christian renegades (Kevin Downes and David A. R. White) steal a car for a friend who has also refused the mark. When they arrive at his place they find that he changed his mind and took the mark and "feels so much happier". The two are then captured by police and taken to prison.

Smuggler Tom Newman (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is also captured by a police unit led by his ex-wife, who took the mark. He is tortured until he agrees to infiltrate a Christian group in the prison in order to kill Elijah Cohen, a Christian leader who remains at large.

All three of them meet in prison and decide to try and escape.

Critical reception[edit]

Reviews were overwhelmingly negative, with film critic David Nusair calling it "An utterly worthless piece of work" and giving it zero out of four stars.[3] It received a score of 3.1 out of 10 on IMDb.[4] Evangelical publications were much kinder. Christian Ted Baehr of MOVIEGUIDE described it as "An entertaining movie and a useful tool for leading people to consider the claims of the Gospel." Christian author John Hagee said of the film: “The power of the gospel to transform the lives of the characters is shown with deeply moving reality. So real is the presentation of the plan of salvation in this movie, the viewer will be left without excuse.” Evangelist Jack Van Impe was quoted as saying: “Both Rexella and I believe this to be the greatest religious release we have ever watched. I know you will be tremendously moved as never before when viewing this Holy Spirit led production.”[2]

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