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The Reaping (2007)

 -  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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Sheriff Cade
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Mayor Brooks
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Jim Wakeman
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Brynn Wakeman
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Myles Cleveland ...
Kyle Wakeman
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Brody McConnell
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Isabelle
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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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Himmel Eller Helvete - God Eller Ond - Nå Eller Aldri (Heaven or Hell - Good or Evil - Now or Never) [Norway] See more »

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

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5 April 2007 (USA)  »

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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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Filming in Louisiana was interrupted by Hurricane Katrina. See more »

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Upon first arriving in Haven, Katherine and Ben drive past a large red brick building and then immediately blow right through a stop sign (which has a police car behind it on the cross street). See more »

Quotes

Katherine Winter: How do I know? How do I know what's real?
Loren McConnell: [reaches a shaking hand up to Katherine's face] Faith.
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Take Me to the Water
Arranged by Nina Simone
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A great twist with some shocks and shivers
20 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Hilary Swank is enough to give you the chills with her amazing acting ability and genuine bond with the characters she plays. Here, Hilary makes what is a flat film, a surprisingly compelling one. without her story the film Would be too typical to bear, and the use of religious mythology would have come too thick and too fast.

So credit for making this outing swankier than your average Omen, but for those looking for the next exorcist you won't find it. Prepare to bring your own paranoia with you for what is quite a cheap thrill, but if you jump on board the narrative and don't let your religious views control your perception you'll stay easily entertained, and assuming one has the lights off the atmosphere will create some scares, guaranteed!


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