Amnesiac Cassie Grant has a premonition that someone or something wants the family that's helping her recover dead. She investigates the secrets of the town they live in and uncovers darkness, both human and supernatural.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Blakeley
Simon Kirkman
Marion Kirkman
Luke Fraser
The Bishop
Harry Forrester ...
Jessica Mann ...
Emma Kirkman
Peter McNamara ...
Frederick Michael Argyle
Mark Bagnall ...
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Clare Bloomer ...
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Richard Evans ...
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Roy Evans ...
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Paul Hamilton ...
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While going to the town of Ashby Wake, the drifter Cassie is hit by a car driven by Marion Kirkman and loses her memory. Marion invites Cassie to stay in her huge old house with her family, while recovering from the trauma. Cassie becomes very close to Michael, the young son of Marion's husband Simon Kirkman. He is researching a recently discovered buried church from the First Century, with images of the crucifixion of Jesus and many anonymous persons watching it. Cassie starts having visions and premonitions with some locals, and decides to investigate the weird and nasty mechanic Frederick Michael Argyle. Her findings about who she is and the mystery relative to the locals and the town surprises her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Two thousand years ago, they watched the death of Christ. Now, these same malign figures are about to fulfill the most horrifying human disaster! See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 May 2003 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

Los testigos  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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When Cassie and Dan are in a tavern, her glass changes positions twice on the table. See more »


The Bishop: I've shaken your faith, Professor?
Simon Kirkman: No, I don't have a faith.
The Bishop: Your faith in scientific rationality.
Simon Kirkman: [subdued] Oh.
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Performed by Maximum Style feat. J.B. Rose
Produced by Maximum Style
Written by M. Calir
Published by Reinforced Music/Westbury Music
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25 July 2004 | by (Tallahassee, FL (orig. Cincy, OH)) – See all my reviews

"The Gathering" is a film that ironically never gathers much steam. Gorgeous locations in the British Isles are wasted on a story that feels like it's building towards something, yet never arrives at anything worthwhile. The story in fact gets quite boring during the early first half of the movie. I sat through this uninteresting mess hoping for an exciting climax to make my hourlong wait all worth it, but I never got one. Instead there was the predictable "twist" ending that I was fearing. What seems like a slow beginning continues through a slow middle then gracelessly plows into a slow conclusion.

The acting ranges anywhere from adequate, to fairly well done, to student film-ish. Christina Ricci is most certainly the only actor in this film that you will have even heard of (although Ioan Gruffudd who plays her like interest in this film will soon be starring in the sure-to-be-blockbuster "Fantastic Four" film). She does well enough here, but where has she ever done any worse than well enough? She has recently been in "Monster," "Prozac Nation," and "Anything Else." Unless you are a megafan and absolutely HAVE to see everything Ricci is in, skip this one and see any of those others.

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