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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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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 The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 23, 2007. Had it not been cut, it would be Ellen DeGeneres first film role. See more »

Goofs

When Abby visits the old rabbi's apartment, the mezuzah on his doorframe is tilted the wrong way. (It should be tilted top-inward.) Avi's (the fellow across the hall) is also placed incorrectly, as it is straight up and down, and should also be tilted inward. See more »

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David Bannon: [Seeing the razor marks on Abby's wrists] How can one who cared so little for life give hope to the world?
Abby: I do care. I want to try.
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References The Seventh Seal (1957) See more »

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"Will you die for him?"
28 January 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Supernatural thriller about the apocalypse. Demi Moore is married to Michael Biehn and they're expecting a baby. Mysterious drifter Jürgen Prochnow shows up and rents a room from them. Meanwhile, all around the world various natural disasters are occurring which seem to signal that the End Times are nigh. The Vatican sends a priest (Peter Friedman) to investigate but he seems to have an agenda of his own.

The incorporation of the Wandering Jew legend into the story is the best part. Moore's character makes several leaps of logic to service the plot and there are more than a few contrivances, especially towards the end. The subplot about a young man with down syndrome sentenced to be executed for murdering his incestuous parents opens the movie up to ridicule. They really should have rethought that part. It's an entertaining movie but, with a couple of changes, it could have been a very good one. Still, worth recommending you check it out.


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