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The Seventh Sign (1988)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror  |  1 April 1988 (USA)
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Around the world, the signs of the apocalypse--as outlined in the Book of Revelation--seem to be coming to pass in the wake of a mysterious wanderer. Father Lucci, the Vatican Emissary ... See full summary »

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Around the world, the signs of the apocalypse--as outlined in the Book of Revelation--seem to be coming to pass in the wake of a mysterious wanderer. Father Lucci, the Vatican Emissary assigned to investigate, dismisses the occurrences as natural, but Abby Quinn, a young American woman, has reason to fear they're real--and that the unfolding events may spell disaster for her unborn child. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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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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Ellen DeGeneres filmed a small role, but it was cut from the film before release. The cut scene was shown on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 23, 2007. Had it not been cut, it would be Ellen DeGeneres first film role. See more »

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The Hebrew word "guf" is mispronounced to rhyme with "fluff." Its actual pronunciation is closer to "goof." See more »

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Centurion Cartaphilus: Will you die for him? WILL YOU DIE FOR HIM?
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References The Seventh Seal (1957) See more »

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The world is ending.......all over the place though
12 September 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Another one of those apocalyptic end of the world movies with symbolic signs from the bible. While this has what is an interesting plot, it is done in a way that leaves a lot of holes - the main one being is why Demi Moore's character of Abby is chosen to be one of the signs in what could be the end of the world.

Moore gives a decent performance in this but it isn't enough to really make this film remarkable or very engaging, perhaps because the suspense is a bit lacking, though the visual effects were pretty good and the scenes of destruction really created that mood of a world coming down on itself. However, the plot sort of goes into territory that makes it seem a bit too surreal for its own benefit and not enough backstory is really given into the biblical references in my opinion to make it really connect strongly enough to it.

I think the film forgets that sometimes more quiet scenes or a lead up to the climax is often where you pull the punches emotionally with a film and I could sort of see the ending coming in a way with how it turned out. But the message of the film - if they are trying to give one didn't sink in as strongly as it could have - perhaps because it relies on the frailty and flaws of humanity - it isn't properly explored as it could have been.


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