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Red Lights (2012)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  2 March 2012 (Spain)
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Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Shackleton
Monica Hansen
Leonard Palladino
Howard McColm
Benedict Cohen
Jim Carroll
Nathan Osgood ...
Michael Sidgwick
Madeleine Potter ...
Sarah Sidgwick
Susan Sidgwick


The skeptical psychologist Dr. Margaret Matheson and her assistant, physicist Tom Buckley, are specialists in disclosing fraudulent paranormal phenomena. When the famous psychic Simon Silver reappears to his public after many years of absence, Tom becomes singularly obsessed in determining whether Silver is a fraud or not. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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2 March 2012 (Spain)  »

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Red Lights  »

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€14,000,000 (estimated)

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Dr.Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) makes a comment in the movie about Leonard Pallodino being from Argentina when in real life he is played by Argentinian Leonardo Sbaraglia. See more »


At the beginning of the movie you hear a car driving with the gears changing on a manual transmission. However, when the car appears, it is a car that was never manufactured with a manual transmission. The car zooms down the road in the same scene with, again, the wrong automobile sounds. See more »


[first lines]
Tom Buckley: Margaret. Margaret. Margaret.
Margaret Matheson: [waking] Yes?
Tom Buckley: You should get some sleep.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the ending credits, the film's title flickers in a similar manner to the way light bulbs behave in the presence of psychic activity throughout the film. See more »


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One trick pony
22 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly little actually happens in this movie, which Sigorney Weaver and Robert DeNiro presumably made for an easy paycheck. No one would confuse this with an Oscar contender.

I won't spoil the ending in this review. Actually, there's rather little to spoil. The movie plods along with tense music until literally the very end, when the great secret is finally revealed.

Visually, there's some nice design in the film. The acting isn't bad, but there's no real memorable performances either.

Watch this if you have nothing else to do.

Anyway, that's it. This is just an extra line to meet IMDb's criteria :-)

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