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** ''Holocaust 2000'' is the original Italian title on Italian prints. ''Rain of Fire'' is the film's international export version title. ''The Chosen'' was the title of the American release version of the film.

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* IronicName: TheAntichrist has the given name "Angel".

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* OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain: Robert (Kirk Douglas) is an industrialist who is nearing retirement. TheAntichrist is his own son Angel, a good thirty years younger than him.



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* WoundedGazelleGambit: When Robert finally confronts Angel about his desire for global genocide, the latter keeps gloating about his evil plans until Robert eventually flies into a rage and tries to strangle him, which just makes him seem like a crazy person to the rest of his staff.


''Holocaust 2000'' (also known as ''Rain of Fire'') is a 1977 Italian ReligiousHorror movie directed by Alberto De Martino and starring Creator/KirkDouglas. The soundtrack was composed by Music/EnnioMorricone.

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''Holocaust 2000'' (also known as ''Rain of Fire'') Fire'' and ''The Chosen'') is a 1977 Italian ReligiousHorror movie directed by Alberto De Martino and starring Creator/KirkDouglas. The soundtrack was composed by Music/EnnioMorricone.



* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:In the theatrical ending there's nothing left stopping [[TheAntichrist Angel Caine]] from unleashing the apocalypse upon mankind.]]

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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:In In the theatrical ending ending, [[spoiler: there's nothing left stopping [[TheAntichrist Angel Caine]] from unleashing the apocalypse upon mankind.]] mankind]].



* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Angel murdered his twin brother ''with his own umbilical cord'' while they were still in the womb.]]

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* CainAndAbel: Turns out that [[spoiler:Angel murdered his twin brother ''with his own umbilical cord'' while they were still in the womb.]]womb]]. This trope would also explain why [[spoiler: the forces of darkness also have it in for Sara's child]].



* MultipleEndings: There is an alternate ending that continues after [[spoiler:Robert has fled with Sara and his newborn child to escape his diabolical son Angel where Robert shows up at an airport several months later. It's implied that he returned to plant a bomb at Angel's corporate meeting in Geneva to stop him from destroying the world. The original was a straight-up TheBadGuyWins ending.]]

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* MultipleEndings: There is The original U.S. release had an alternate ending that continues after [[spoiler:Robert has fled with Sara and his newborn child to escape his diabolical son Angel where Robert shows up at an airport several months later. It's implied that he returned to plant a bomb at Angel's corporate meeting in Geneva to stop him from destroying the world. world]]. The original was is a straight-up TheBadGuyWins ending.]]


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* NiceJobBreakingItHerod: The final act of the forces of darkness is an attempt to [[spoiler: slay Sara's newborn daughter by causing a nurse to accidentally put a "For External Use Only" substance in the hospital nursery's formula (rather than vitamin drops) just before a feeding. Luckily, Sara decides not to take her to the nursery; unluckily, all of the other babies die]]. Oddly, this trope is invoked not so much because [[spoiler: the child in question is a threat to the villain]] but because [[spoiler: he's just that self-centered and determined to be an only child]]!

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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Angel Caine is TheAntichrist, though he was spawned by two (apparently) human parents. It's not clear exactly ''what'' he is, as some of the things he orchestrates appear to be outright supernatural.


* TheAntichrist: Robert starts to believe that he may have spawned the Antichrist after noticing several symbols showing up in different places and dreaming about the end of the world. Since he had just hooked up with a younger woman who quickly became pregnant, he's convinced that he needs to abort it to save mankind. In fact, his older son Angel is the actual Antichrist.

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* TheAntichrist: Robert starts to believe that he may have spawned the Antichrist after noticing several symbols showing up in different places and dreaming about the end of the world. Since he had just hooked up with a younger woman who quickly became pregnant, he's convinced that he needs to abort it their child to save mankind. In fact, his older son Angel is the actual Antichrist.


''Holocaust 2000'' (also known as ''Rain of Fire'') is a 1977 Italian {{horror}} movie directed by Alberto De Martino and starring Creator/KirkDouglas. The soundtrack was composed by Music/EnnioMorricone.

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''Holocaust 2000'' (also known as ''Rain of Fire'') is a 1977 Italian {{horror}} ReligiousHorror movie directed by Alberto De Martino and starring Creator/KirkDouglas. The soundtrack was composed by Music/EnnioMorricone.


''Holocaust 2000'' (also known as ''Rain of Fire'') is a 1977 Italian {{horror}} movie directed by Alberto De Martino and starring Creator/KirkDouglas.

Robert Caine is a true believer in nuclear energy. As a wealthy and powerful industrialist and engineer, he plans to build power plants to make nuclear power commonplace all over the world. Naturally, he is unconvinced by protests in the Middle East over his controversial decision to build one such plant near a sacred cave.

However, just as he is about to reap the benefits of his hard work and retire on a comfortable nest egg, turning over his corporations to his son Angel, he starts having disturbing dreams, visions of the Apocalypse as described in the Book of Revelations. And his son is starting to show signs that he might be the cause of it...

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''Holocaust 2000'' (also known as ''Rain of Fire'') is a 1977 Italian {{horror}} movie directed by Alberto De Martino and starring Creator/KirkDouglas.

Creator/KirkDouglas. The soundtrack was composed by Music/EnnioMorricone.

Robert Caine (Kirk Douglas) is a true believer in nuclear energy. As a wealthy and powerful industrialist and engineer, he plans to build power plants to make nuclear power commonplace all over the world. Naturally, he is unconvinced by protests in the Middle East over his controversial decision to build one such plant near a sacred cave.

However, just as he is about to reap the benefits of his hard work and retire on a comfortable nest egg, turning over his corporations to his son Angel, Angel (Simon Ward), he starts having disturbing dreams, visions of the Apocalypse as described in the Book of Revelations. And his son is starting to show signs that he might be the cause of it...


''Holocaust 2000'' (1977) is an Italian {{horror}} movie directed by Alberto De Martino and starring Creator/KirkDouglas.

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''Holocaust 2000'' (1977) (also known as ''Rain of Fire'') is an a 1977 Italian {{horror}} movie directed by Alberto De Martino and starring Creator/KirkDouglas.


* MultipleEndings: There is an alternate ending that continues after [[spoiler:Robert has fled with Sara and his newborn child to escape his diabolical son Angel where Robert shows up at an airport several months later. It's implied that he returned to plant a bomb at Angel's corporate meeting in Geneva to stop him from destroying the world.]]

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* MultipleEndings: There is an alternate ending that continues after [[spoiler:Robert has fled with Sara and his newborn child to escape his diabolical son Angel where Robert shows up at an airport several months later. It's implied that he returned to plant a bomb at Angel's corporate meeting in Geneva to stop him from destroying the world. The original was a straight-up TheBadGuyWins ending.]]


* MultipleEndings: There is an alternate ending that continues after [[spoiler:Robert has fled with Sara and his newborn child to escape his diabolical son Angel and shows up at an airport several months later. It's implied that he returned to plant a bomb at Angel's corporate meeting in Geneva to stop him from destroying the world.]]

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* MultipleEndings: There is an alternate ending that continues after [[spoiler:Robert has fled with Sara and his newborn child to escape his diabolical son Angel and where Robert shows up at an airport several months later. It's implied that he returned to plant a bomb at Angel's corporate meeting in Geneva to stop him from destroying the world.]]

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* MultipleEndings: There is an alternate ending that continues after [[spoiler:Robert has fled with Sara and his newborn child to escape his diabolical son Angel and shows up at an airport several months later. It's implied that he returned to plant a bomb at Angel's corporate meeting in Geneva to stop him from destroying the world.]]


* HelicopterBlender: The new Israeli prime minister is killed when he gets off a plane to hold as press conference by a spinning helicopter blade.

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* HelicopterBlender: The new Israeli prime minister is killed when he gets off a plane to hold as a press conference by a spinning helicopter blade.

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* BeastOfTheApocalypse: Played with. Robert has an apocalyptic nightmare featuring the seven-headed Beast from the Sea from the Book of Revelation. However, this actually symbolizes the seven-towered nuclear power plant he is working on.

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