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An overview of the end of days movie

Plot[ edit ] In 1979 a priest at the Vatican sees a comet arching over the moon described as the "eye of God"heralding the birth of one chosen to be the mother of Satan 's child. The priest is sent on a mission by the pope to find and protect the girl from Satan, although a few Vatican knights led by a corrupt cardinal insist that she must die. Abel, and her nurse and future guardian, Mabel as the person chosen to bear Satan's child on New Year's Eve1999.

  • But parents should know that it is in the upper ranges of the R rating, with some gross-out violence, a sexual threesome featuring a mother and daughter, and suicide portrayed as an heroic act;
  • Jericho escapes with Christine into a subway tunnel;
  • And then, of course, you click why this is the case - this is not the great Arnie comeback movie as touted; Arnie wants you to think he's never been away!
  • Father Kovak tells Jericho and Christine that Satan must impregnate her between 11 pm and midnight on New Year's Eve to usher in the "end of days".

The Satanists perform occult rites on the newborn. In late 1999, Satan possesses an investment banker in a restaurant; he then destroys the restaurant, killing many inside. Suicidal and alcoholic former police detective Jericho Cane, depressed since his wife and daughter's contract killingsworks for a private security company and blames God for his plight.

  • Although he survives, he is shot by a Satanic police officer;
  • A priest, Thomas Aquinas, unsuccessfully tries to kill the banker;
  • Jericho captures Aquinas, who tells Jericho:

Jericho and co-worker Bobby Chicago are assigned to protect the possessed banker. A priest, Thomas Aquinas, unsuccessfully tries to kill the banker. Jericho captures Aquinas, who tells Jericho: Jericho and Bobby investigate on their own, learning that Aquinas was trained at the Vatican and was sent to New York before disappearing. Jericho questions Father Kovak, a priest who knew Aquinas. Kovak asks Jericho if he believes in God; when he says no, the priest tells him that Aquinas was driven mad by forces an atheist could not understand.

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They go to Aquinas' apartment, where they find his tongue in a jar and messages and symbols written in apparent blood on the walls. Marge arrives, forcing them to leave.

Satan infiltrates Aquinas' hospital, and crucifies him on the ceiling. Although he survives, he is shot by a Satanic police officer.

Jericho and Chicago find Christine in her apartment, saving her from murderous Vatican knights, and Mabel refuses to bring her to Satan.

Satan arrives and blows up Chicago's van, killing him. Marge and another officer, both Satanists, tell Jericho to surrender Christine. Jericho kills them, but Satan resurrects Marge. Father Kovak tells Jericho and Christine that Satan must impregnate her between 11 pm and midnight on New Year's Eve to usher in the "end of days".

Christine accepts Kovak's protection. Satan infiltrates Jericho's apartment, showing him a vision of his family's murder. Jericho throws Satan through his apartment window, and Chicago appears.

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At the church, the cardinal and his knights try to kill Christine and Satan kills the Vatican clergy. Chicago tells Jericho and Christine that he is in league with Satan.

Kovak rescues Jericho, and Satan kidnaps Christine. Jericho rescues Christine and again kills Marge.

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Chicago stops Jericho, who persuades him to fight off Satan's influence; Satan burns him alive. Jericho escapes with Christine into a subway tunnel.

  1. Satan infiltrates Jericho's apartment, showing him a vision of his family's murder. Jericho captures Aquinas, who tells Jericho.
  2. Although he survives, he is shot by a Satanic police officer. Marge and another officer, both Satanists, tell Jericho to surrender Christine.
  3. The Satanists perform occult rites on the newborn.

He fires a grenade at Satan, who leaves the banker for a new host. Jericho and Christine escape to another church, where he renews his faith in God and prays for strength.

Satan confronts Jericho as a massive, winged creature and possesses him.

Jericho attempts to rape Christine, who tries to escape before Jericho deliberately impales himself on a sword protruding from a statue. At the stroke of midnight God frees Jericho's dying body, sends Satan back to hell and the world celebrates the new millennium.

Jericho and Christine see his wife and daughter waiting for him in the afterlife. He dies in peace, and Christine waits with his body for the authorities. Alternate ending[ edit ] An alternate ending was filmed in which Jericho returns to life after being impaled on the statue's sword and leaves the church with Christine, but test audiences preferred the original version. The ending was used in the film's novelization.