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The Seventh Sign (1988)

 -  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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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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Old Priest: It is you, Morrell. But that was seventy years ago!
Father Lucci: That was just yesterday to me.
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Another film about the end of the world
12 March 2006 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

When it comes to religious horror films where a female takes the lead role; there are two contenders, namely The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby. The Seventh Sign is bound to be compared to those two masterpieces often, and it will lose out every time. This Demi Moore vehicle isn't essentially a bad film; but it doesn't have a lot going for it, and serves as merely just another addition to already overpopulated horror sub-genre. This film sets its scope broader than the likes of The Exorcist, and rather than making a personal battle the centre of the piece, we follow the fate of the entire world. The Seventh Sign takes its plot from the idea of the seven signs of the apocalypse from the book of Revelations. As strange events begin to happen around the globe, the church is acting very strangely by trying to pass them off with scientific reasons. For one woman, however, the signs are very real; as the seventh sign will be the birth of her child. As the world draws nearer to oblivion, only a heavily pregnant Demi Moore and some dorky kid with huge glasses can save the day...

The plot isn't a bad base for a horror film, despite being unoriginal, but the way that the film is set out really lets it down. There isn't much suspense in The Seventh Sign, and as the plot is spoon-fed to the audience; it's easy to know what's going on all the time...which makes watching it a bit pointless. I could have pretty much guessed the ending before seeing the film. The way that it takes in ideas from the bible is good, however, as it gives the plot some kind of credibility; and the way that it veers away from demons and black magic ensures this further. But then again, the fact that it tries to keep the plot grounded in reality makes the film more boring than it should have been...and going out on a limb more often may have ultimately helped Carl Schultz's film. Demi Moore takes the lead role, and it's easy to believe that this film was made just for her. Not because she fits the role so well or anything; just because the entire piece feels like an excuse to have her on screen. Michael Biehn stars opposite and gives one of his trademark forgettable performances in a movie that I won't be remembering for long. The Seventh Sign does have its moments...just not many. Only see this if you have literally seen everything else.


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