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The Reaping (2007)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  5 April 2007 (USA)
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A former Christian missionary, who specializes in debunking religious phenomena, investigates a small town which seems to be suffering from the 10 biblical plagues.

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Storyline

The death of a child in mysterious circumstances sparks a series of events that seem to represent biblical plagues, which start occurring in, of all places, a town called "Haven" that is located deep in the bowels of Bible belt country in the bayous of Louisiana. A former Christian missionary turned religious phenomena debunker and her top open minded student turned personnel assistant are sent to investigate. Written by suspicious

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Thousands of years ago there was a series of bizarre occurrences that many believed to have been the Ten Biblical Plagues. No one thought they could happen again. Until now. See more »

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£310,591 (UK) (20 April 2007)

Gross:

$25,117,498 (USA) (1 June 2007)
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The film portrays the city of Concepcion, Chile, as a warm, tropical, Third World small town. This caused a furor in Concepcion, with people walking out of the theaters and others calling for authorities to ban the movies. See more »

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At the beginning of the film, when they claim to be in Concepción, Chile; the accent spoken is clearly from Central American people, not Chilean. See more »

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Doug Blackwell: [about dead fish] When did this start?
Sheriff Cade: This morning. Bubbled up like farts in a bathtub.
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Arranged by Nina Simone
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Not that bad actually...
13 May 2007 | by (Chile) – See all my reviews

When i went to see this movie i knew there wasn't very good reviews about it, but after i saw it, i disagree with some of them. at the beginning it's a bit boring , and the Concepcion story it's terrible because i'm from Chile, and the city they showed has nothing to do with the real Concepcion, they also let people from there like ignorant, which is not. I put that away and saw the rest of the movie, which wasn't that bad, at the end it was very attractive, the effects, the girl, everything really makes you stay focus on the movie, even if it's a bit predictable, the end is the best. I don't know why people put this movie that bad... it isn't. The cast worked really good, specially Swank and Robb, this last was good at her character , which was complex. Well for my point of view you wont regret of watching this movie, so don't listen if they say it's too bad to watch.


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