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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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(as George Kaplan), (as W.W. Wicket)
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Manny Jacobs ...
Avi
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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
Arnold Johnson ...
Janitor
John Walcutt ...
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Israeli Colonel
Hugo Stanger ...
Old Priest
Patricia Allison ...
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Mr. Huberty
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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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apocalypse | child | omen | fear | lawyer | See All (177) »

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An ancient evil has been awakened and there is nothing you can do to stop it... except pray See more »


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1 April 1988 (USA)  »

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The Boarder  »

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$18,875,011 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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At the end of dinner between Abi, Russell and David when the sparrow flies in through the open door Russell exclaims "Jesus Christ! Do you see this!??" You decide whether that was Russell blaspheming or asking David ( who is the second coming of Jesus) to look at the bird... See more »

Goofs

After Jimmy (a.k.a. "The Last Martyr") dies, it can be seen through the windows on the inside of the prison that the morning daylight turned to darkness because the Sixth Seal was broken. But when they are wheeling Abby from the door to the prison to the ambulance, you can clearly see daylight when it is supposed to be dark out. Then on the inside of the ambulance, it is dark again. See more »

Quotes

Old Priest: It is you, Morrell. But that was seventy years ago!
Father Lucci: That was just yesterday to me.
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References All the President's Men (1976) See more »

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Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Music by William Steffe
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
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Very underrated movie; Jurgen Prochnow, wow!
1 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most critics wrote this movie off simply because it was a supernatural or horror film. I didn't have high hopes for it myself, but I watched it because I like the actor Jurgen Prochnow. And I was pleasantly surprised. The movie itself looks good; a lot of films of this type look cheap and flimsy, but not this one. The story was cohesive, suspenseful, eerie and had some truly skillful acting. There is the always good Michael Biehn as the husband and the two young actors Manny Jacobs and John Taylor are standouts. Even Demi Moore, an actress I normally find irritating, comes off well here. She played a pregnant woman and was pregnant herself, which certainly added a dimension to the nervous Abby. But it is Jurgen Prochnow who truly makes an impression; his eyes, his face, his voice are so expressive of the character. I won't reveal more, but let's just say a lot of actors have played this role, and this is one of the most believable interpretations of it that I've ever seen. Rent this movie!


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