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Signs (2002)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  2 August 2002 (USA)
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A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

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Storyline

Preacher Graham Hess, played by Mel Gibson, has lost his faith in God after his wife dies in a brutal car accident. He along with his son and daughter and his brother Merrill moves into a farmhouse. Crop circles begin to appear in their corn fields which Graham dismisses as mischief by miscreants. After hearing strange noises and watching news coverage on crop circles appearing all over the world, the family begins to suspect of extraterrestrial activities. Now they must stick together and believe, as a family to survive the ordeal and find a way to escape from the clutches of the alien invaders. Written by Radhakrishnan

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The Signs Of Life See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for some frightening moments | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 August 2002 (USA)  »

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M. Night Shyamalan's Signs  »

Box Office

Budget:

$72,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$146,587 (South Africa) (15 November 2002)

Gross:

$227,965,690 (USA) (31 January 2003)
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Trivia

Joaquin Phoenix replaced Mark Ruffalo, who had to pull out of the film due to a brain tumor. It was later found to be benign. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene with the alien holding Morgan, throughout most of it, the alien is holding Morgan in his right arm, with the left about to deliver the poison. Just before Gram sees the memory of his wife, a shot of the alien shows the position reversed, and also Morgan looks a lot smaller, as if it is just a dummy, or maybe a smaller child. It's blurred, but it almost looks as if there are no legs. See more »

Quotes

Tracy Abernathy: I swore 37 times in the last month. I said the 'f-word' a couple of times, but it was mostly 'shit's and 'bastard's. Is 'douche bag' a curse?
Graham Hess: I suppose it would depend on its usage.
Tracy Abernathy: How about "John you're a douche bag for kissing Barbara"?
Graham Hess: It's a curse.
Tracy Abernathy: Oh, well then it's not 37 times it's 71 times.
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Fantastic Movie
3 August 2002 | by (Tulsa, OK) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one of the best movies that I have seen in years. The dialogue is smart, the camera work is perfect and the information and background setting are divulged to the audience at precisely the right pace and exactly the right moment. Mel Gibson turns in his best performance that I can remember and so does Pheonix, who is extremely funny and plays a very real and well defined character. The movie is coincidently the scariest movie that I can remember seeing in theatres, and the scary moments are guaranteed to haunt you for a few days afterwards at least, but the movie is so much better than that and its so much more than a movie about aliens. As everyone knows from reviews, "Signs" means more than just crop signs, but "signs" are never portrayed in a cheesy way, but in a realistic and honest sense, and capturing such a deep topic without going overboard or making a mockery of it seems very hard these days, so that makes the film all the more impressive. Basically, its just awesome, it really is. Go see it.


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