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The Seventh Sign (1988)

In Haiti, the sea and the life-form die; in the Middle East, a town is frozen. These are signs of the Apocalypse and the Vatican is investigating, but Father Lucci advises that these omens ... See full summary »

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Jimmy Szaragosa
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Dr. Margaret Inness
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Penny Washburn
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Kids Korner Salesman
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In Haiti, the sea and the life-form die; in the Middle East, a town is frozen. These are signs of the Apocalypse and the Vatican is investigating, but Father Lucci advises that these omens are hoax or technologically explained. In California, the housewife Abby Quinn is pregnant and the delivery is scheduled to February, 29 in a leap year. Her husband, the lawyer Russell Quinn, is defending a weird case of the teenager Jimmy Szaragosa that killed his parents telling that he was following the Word of God. Meanwhile Abby rents a garage apartment to the mysterious David Bannon. The hopeless Abby has strange nightmares and soon she finds that around the world there are signs of the Apocalypse in accordance with the Book of Revelation. She learns also that David Bannon is Jesus that has returned; Father Lucci is the Pilate's porter Cartaphilus that was doomed to wander on Earth for the eternity; and she is a woman that tried to help Jesus. Further, she is the Seventh Sign and the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The seals have been broken. The prophecies have begun. Now only one woman can halt the end of our world. See more »


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1 April 1988 (USA)  »

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$18,875,011 (USA)
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Ellen DeGeneres filmed a small role, but it was cut from the film before release. The cut scene was shown on Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) on May 23, 2007. Had it not been cut, it would have been her first film role. See more »

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Israeli Defense Force armored vehicles and trucks are not marked with a solid blue Star-of-David, as portrayed at the beginning of the movie; this shape is the emblem of the Israeli Air Force. Furthermore, IDF ambulances are marked with a red Star-of-David rather than a Red Cross, as depicted at the same scene. See more »

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[while watching the news]
David Bannon: So much misery, man against man. They kill each other. They have no faith. I used to think the world would change. But it hasn't.
Abby: No, I guess it hasn't.
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Referenced in Bless the Child (2000) See more »

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Recorded by J.S. Roberts
From the album "Caribbean Island Music"
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Do not Pay Attention to the Flaws and You Will Enjoy the Film
17 December 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Haiti, the sea and the life-form die; in the Middle East, a town is frozen. These are signs of the Apocalypse and the Vatican is investigating, but Father Lucci (Peter Friedman) advises that these omens are hoax or technologically explained. In California, the housewife Abby Quinn (Demi Moore) is pregnant and the delivery is scheduled to February, 29 in a leap year. Her husband, the lawyer Russell Quinn (Michael Biehn), is defending a weird case of the teenager Jimmy Szaragosa (John Taylor) that killed his parents telling that he was following the Word of God. Meanwhile Abby rents a garage apartment to the mysterious David Bannon (Jürgen Prochnow). The hopeless Abby has strange nightmares and soon she finds that around the world there are signs of the Apocalypse in accordance with the Book of Revelation. She learns also that David Bannon is Jesus that has returned; Father Lucci is the Pilate's porter Cartaphilus that was doomed to wander on Earth for the eternity; and she is a woman that tried to help Jesus. Further, she is the Seventh Sign and the Apocalypse will happen when her baby is stillborn. What can she do to save her unborn son and mankind?

"The Seventh Sign" is an original film about Apocalypse, with a complex story. There are flaws that should have been explained, such as Abby let a stranger in her house when she was alone, but it seems that she has already discussed with him the rental. Invinting him for dinner is part of etiquette and politeness with the tenant. Curiosity killed the cat and explains her behavior snooping around his apartment. There are many other criticism to this film, but if the viewer do not pay attention to the flaws, he or she will find an enjoyable supernatural movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Sétima Profecia" ("The Seventh Prophecy")


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