The Story

Left Behind is an apocalyptic Action-Thriller movie starring Nicolas Cage based on the New York Times bestselling novel that brings biblical prophecy to life in modern times.

The most important event in the history of mankind is happening right now. In the blink of an eye, the biblical Rapture strikes the world. Millions of people disappear without a trace. All that remains are their clothes and belongings, and in an instant, terror and chaos spread around the world. The vanishings cause unmanned vehicles to crash and burn. Planes fall from the sky. Emergency forces everywhere are devastated. Gridlock, riots and looting overrun the cities. There is no one to help or provide answers. In a moment, the entire planet is plunged into darkness.

The Steele family is caught on the razor’s edge of that darkness. RAY STEELE, an airline pilot, struggles to calm, and ultimately to save the lives of the passengers that remain on his flight, as the world below loses its ability to help his plane, and any other to safety. Running out of fuel, his equipment failing, his crew escalating into panic, Ray must guide the plane with the help of GWN reporter, CAMERON “BUCK” WILLIAMS who takes over the role of co-pilot in the face of the crisis. For Buck Williams, being trapped at 30,000 feet with a plane full of terrified passengers means a struggle to understand the incomprehensible.

On the ground, Ray’s daughter CHLOE STEELE struggles to find her young brother and mother, both of whom may have disappeared in the Biblical event. Forcing herself through the chaos, Chloe must navigate a world filled with terror and despair.

The Characters

Rayford Steele

Nicolas Cage


A veteran airline pilot struggling with the pressure of his troubled marriage and strained relationship with his headstrong daughter Chloe, Ray Steele is responsible for the passengers that remain on his flight after the Rapture. In a world in crisis, with all public and private transportation services in chaos, Steele’s jumbo jet is running out of fuel and all of the lives in his care are running out of time.

Buck Williams

Chad Michael Murray

An international correspondent for Global Weekly News (GWN), Cameron “Buck” Williams is returning from the miraculous events of the “Russian Pearl Harbor” in Israel. After the Rapture, Buck remains on the flight piloted by Rayford Steele. Working with Rayford, Buck seeks answers and a way to save himself and the lives of the others on board the fateful flight to New York City.

Chloe Steele

Cassi Thomson

Devastated by the strained relationship of her parents (she is more upset by her mother pulling the family apart) Ray and Irene, College sophomore Chloe Steele struggles to understand the nature of God in a world that seems to be spinning out of control. After the Rapture, Chloe risks her safety to try and reunite her family and to save her father’s life.

Hattie Durham

Nicky Whelan

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A senior flight attendant on Rayford’s flight, Hattie Durham considers a relationship with Rayford, unaware of his marriage to Irene. Remaining on Rayford’s flight post-Rapture, Hattie must put aside her fear and fading relationship to work with Rayford and Buck to save the lives of the passengers on board.

Irene Steele

Lea Thompson


Rayford’s wife Irene Steele desperately wants to share the truth of her Christian faith to her family, even as her faith causes a rift between them. A loving wife and mother, she fears for those she believes will remain after the Rapture.

Shasta Carvell

Jordin Sparks


The emotionally fragile wife of a football star, Shasta is travelling with her young daughter on Rayford’s flight to London. When her child vanishes in the Rapture, she struggles with a secret that threatens both her own life and the lives of the remaining passengers.