Jerusalem Countdown (film)

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Jerusalem Countdown
Directed byHarold Cronk
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Harold Cronk
  • Matthew Tailford
Story by
  • David Harris
  • David Michael Phelps
  • David A. R. White
Based onJerusalem Countdown
by John Hagee
Starring
Music byJeehun Hwang
Edited byVance Null
Production
company
Distributed byPure Flix Entertainment
Release date
  • August 26, 2011 (2011-08-26)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Jerusalem Countdown is a 2011 Christian thriller film adapted from the speculative fiction novel of the same name novel by John Hagee. It was directed and co-written by Harold Cronk and stars David A.R. White, Anna Zielinski, Randy Travis, Lee Majors, Stacy Keach, and Marco Khan.

Plot[edit]

In this end of times thriller, seven backpack nukes, code named The Seven Wonders have been dispatched throughout the United States by terrorists. A battle for Jerusalem has begun, and Israel's main ally, America, is targeted for destruction. Senior FBI Agent Shane Daughtry (David A. R. White) and agent Eve Rearden (Anna Zielinski) must find these weapons before they can be detonated. Time is of the essence; useful information is coming from Arlin Rockwell (Lee Majors), a dysfunctional arms dealer who smuggled the weapons, Jackson (Stacy Keach), a retired FBI agent, and Jack Thompson (Randy Travis), a rigid CIA Deputy Director,against a Russian-Iranian terrorist group known as The Revolution of God who put the nuclear attack plan into motion. The anti -Israeli group is under the command of Matthew Dean and a private transporter named Javad(Marco Khan).

Cast[edit]

  • David A. R. White as Shane Daughtry, an FBI agent trying to find the nukes.
  • Anna Zielinski as Eve Rearden, an FBI counter Intel investigator and bears a strong hated at Shane.
  • Randy Travis as Jack Thompson, an CIA director and a secret Revolution of God asset.
  • Lee Majors as Arlin Rockwell, an arms dealer who smuggled in the bombs.
  • Jaci Velasquez as Angie, the wife of Daniel a news researcher.
  • Matthew Tailford as Nick Tanner, a terrorist assassin.
  • Nick Jameson as Matthew Dean, a terrorist commander and former CIA agent.
  • Marco Khan as Javad, a terrorist overseeing the transportation of the nukes. Like Jackson his name is only mentioned on the cast section of the credits.
  • John Gilbert as Malikov
  • Stacy Keach as Jackson, a former Mossad-FBI contact and the father of Eve; like Javad his name is also not said or mentioned until the cast section of the credits at the beginning and end.
  • Jamie Nieto as Russ Walters
  • Michelle Peltz as Daughtry
  • Johnny Russell as Sgt. Amara
  • Cole Schaefer as FBI Agent Brian Fisher
  • Geneva Somers as Sheila Tanner

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack was written by Jeehun Hwang.[1]

Songs in Jerusalem Countdown
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Find My Way"Eric Schmidt, Michael Sylvester,
David Johnson and Matthew Johnson
Eric Schmidt, Michael Sylvester,
David Johnson and Matthew Johnson
 
2."Hope in You"Erin Katlin and Brendan AndersenErin Katlin 

Reception[edit]

Several reviewers complained about character development that leads nowhere and excessive attention lavished on newscasts pertaining to negotiations in Israel, the importance of these issues characters might be revisited in a sequel. Victor Medina's review for cinelix mentions an additional nine cut scenes from the Blu-ray disc, that would have provided more character development, but would have also slowed down the action.[2] For this type of film, Jerusalem Countdown includes better than average performances, a fair degree of filmmaking craft, but some rote and cliché ridden writing.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeehun Hwang". Credits. Jeehun.com. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  2. ^ Medina, Victor (13 April 2012). "Jerusalem Countdown Blu-ray Review". Cinelinx.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  3. ^ Kauffman, Jeffery (April 12, 2012). "Jerusalem Countdown Blu-ray Review". Blu-ray.com. Retrieved March 2, 2013.

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