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Messengers (2004)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi  -  27 June 2004 (USA)
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The death of her estranged father forces a Manhattan doctor back to her small-town roots, where she uncovers a dark secret.

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Dr. Sarah Chapel returns to the small town of Brighton Mills when her father Dr. Robert Chapel unexpectedly dies. His clients and friends miss him, and Sarah discloses that all of them have perfect health; they hear voices when they are sleeping; and they are addicted to the stimulant Tributol. Her further investigation discloses a dark secret about the haunting voices. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Trivia

The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, where the film's climax takes place, is the largest fully steerable single aperture antenna in the world. See more »

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Sarah tells Nan that she found the newspaper clipping in her father's study. The clipping, however, was actually discovered in a different room of the house. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
David Richards: Imagine that. The world is about to end and the only thing that matters is love.
Sarah Chapel: How human.
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[Thank You] ...and to those little green men, wherever you are. See more »

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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) See more »

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The Messenger
Written and Performed by John Sebastian
Published by John Sebastian Music (BMI)
Recorded at Make Believe Ballroom Studios, Woodstock, NY
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Dark satire
5 June 2010 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I think the whole point of this film is to play with truth and fiction. It's full of 'winks' to the audience and that's what makes it great. The entire opening scene is pure comedy. The only reason to be angry is if you didn't get that from the beginning but if you see the characters and what they do, it should be obvious. You're not in normal sci-fi territory here and of course, if that is what you need then you will be disappointed. However, this film is designed to mess with that expectation and replace it with something more human and poignant. This film isn't supposed to be about alien existence, it is about human communication (hence- 'Messengers'). At that, it's unlike anything I've seen.


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