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Messengers (2004)

Unrated | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 27 June 2004 (USA)
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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Mensageiros do Mal  »

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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 »

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[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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References Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989) See more »

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Danse Arabesque
Written and Performed by Stephen Edwards
Published by 5 Alarm Music & Source In Sync Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Amazing diamond in the rough
22 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film really deserves to be seen. I saw it at a festival in Oregon but never heard a word about it anywhere else. It's beautifully shot, has great cast, strong direction and an awesome score. I like films that play with genre but don't fall into any one and this film did just that. Maybe that's why nobody knew what to do with it. But the movie has a real unique mood and sensibility. It's funny but creepy , cheeky and totally deadpan. Yeah, it's a little slow at times and could have had a bit more action. Still, so m any low-budget films are cheesy and shlocky but this one is actually really well-directed and features some of the best acting in its class. I watch at least 5 films a week and this one definitely stood out in a good way.


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