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Time Magazine
THE ARTS/CINEMA
NOVEMBER 1, 1999 VOL. 154 NO. 18

Born-Again Box Office
How Evangelicals made the apocalyptic The Omega Code a surprise hit

BY DAVID VAN BIEMA

The definitions of a miracle and a Hollywood sleeper hit are not very far apart; both involve an extraordinary contradiction of what seems to be an ironclad natural order.

The Omaga Code features a sprightly enough plot: codes hidden in the Bible lead the audience to an understanding that the Apocalypse, complete with York as the Antichrist, is unfolding around Van Dien. Given its budget, the quality of its writing, acting and production is remarkably high..

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