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The Reaping (2007)

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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
John McConnell ...
Mayor Brooks
Jim Wakeman
Brynn Wakeman
Myles Cleveland ...
Kyle Wakeman
Mark Lynch ...
Brody McConnell


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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 »


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

5 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Prueba de fe  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,025,203 (USA) (6 April 2007)


$25,117,498 (USA) (1 June 2007)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The video camera carried by Ben while boating on the bloody river is a JVC HD-GR1, one of the earliest "pro-sumer" grade Hi-Def video cameras. See more »


Katherine refers to the country of Sudan as "The Sudan." Since she is a missionary and a professor at a major university, it is unlikely that she would make that mistake. See more »


Ben: [after Katherine wakes up] Morning. Sleep at all last night?
Katherine Winter: Yeah. Where are we?
Ben: Far enough that all I'm getting is this guy.
[tunes the radio and a song plays that's apparently supposed to be crummy]
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Crazy Credits

Dark Castle Entertainment opens differently than before; with clouds blowing past to reveal the logo before being obscured by the cloud-cover once again See more »


Referenced in Stiletto (2008) See more »


Tell Me What I Did Wrong
Written by James Brown
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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