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The Seventh Sign (1988)

Abby Quinn is eagerly awaiting childbirth but is haunted by dreams where she suffers a miscarriage. When she decides to rent a room to a mysterious stranger, she realizes a chain of events that will unleash the end of humanity.

Director:

Carl Schultz

Writers:

Clifford Green (as George Kaplan), Ellen Green (as W.W. Wicket)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Demi Moore ... Abby Quinn
Michael Biehn ... Russell Quinn
Jürgen Prochnow ... David Bannon
Peter Friedman ... Father Lucci
Manny Jacobs Manny Jacobs ... Avi
John Taylor ... Jimmy Szaragosa
Lee Garlington ... Dr. Margaret Inness
Akosua Busia ... Penny Washburn
Harry Basil Harry Basil ... Kids Korner Salesman
Arnold Johnson Arnold Johnson ... Janitor
John Walcutt ... Novitiate
Michael Laskin ... Israeli Colonel
Hugo Stanger Hugo Stanger ... Old Priest
Patricia Allison Patricia Allison ... Administrator
Ian Buchanan ... Mr. Huberty
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In Haiti, the sea and its lifeforms die; in the Middle East, a town is frozen. These are signs of the Apocalypse and the Vatican is investigating, but Father Lucci advises that these omens are a hoax or technologically explained. In California, housewife Abby Quinn is pregnant and the delivery is scheduled on February 29, a leap year. Her husband, lawyer Russell Quinn, is defending a weird case of teenager Jimmy Szaragosa, who killed his parents, saying that it was because he was following the Word of God. Meanwhile, Abby rents a garage apartment to the mysterious David Bannon. The hopeless Abby has strange nightmares and soon finds that around the world there are signs of the Apocalypse in accordance with the Book of Revelation. She learns also that David Bannon is Jesus and has returned; Father Lucci is the Pilate's porter Cartaphilus who was doomed to wander the Earth for eternity; and she is a woman who tried to help Jesus. Further, she is the Seventh Sign and the Apocalypse will ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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An ancient evil has been awakened and there is nothing you can do to stop it... except pray See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

1 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boarder See more »

Filming Locations:

Dominica See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,768,707, 3 April 1988

Gross USA:

$18,875,011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,875,011
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It is often incorrectly stated that Moore was pregnant in real life during the filming of this movie. Production wrapped in August 1987 and Rumer Willis wasn't conceived until November. See more »

Goofs

As one of the signs, heavy hail is falling. An interior view of car shows its windscreen breaking from it. Yet when it's over, outside shots of cars show neither dents nor bruises on the bodywork. See more »

Quotes

David Bannon: Remember it all, write it down, tell it; so people will use the chance she has given them.
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References The Seventh Seal (1957) See more »

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Do not Pay Attention to the Flaws and You Will Enjoy the Film
17 December 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Haiti, the sea and the life-form die; in the Middle East, a town is frozen. These are signs of the Apocalypse and the Vatican is investigating, but Father Lucci (Peter Friedman) advises that these omens are hoax or technologically explained. In California, the housewife Abby Quinn (Demi Moore) is pregnant and the delivery is scheduled to February, 29 in a leap year. Her husband, the lawyer Russell Quinn (Michael Biehn), is defending a weird case of the teenager Jimmy Szaragosa (John Taylor) that killed his parents telling that he was following the Word of God. Meanwhile Abby rents a garage apartment to the mysterious David Bannon (Jürgen Prochnow). The hopeless Abby has strange nightmares and soon she finds that around the world there are signs of the Apocalypse in accordance with the Book of Revelation. She learns also that David Bannon is Jesus that has returned; Father Lucci is the Pilate's porter Cartaphilus that was doomed to wander on Earth for the eternity; and she is a woman that tried to help Jesus. Further, she is the Seventh Sign and the Apocalypse will happen when her baby is stillborn. What can she do to save her unborn son and mankind?

"The Seventh Sign" is an original film about Apocalypse, with a complex story. There are flaws that should have been explained, such as Abby let a stranger in her house when she was alone, but it seems that she has already discussed with him the rental. Invinting him for dinner is part of etiquette and politeness with the tenant. Curiosity killed the cat and explains her behavior snooping around his apartment. There are many other criticism to this film, but if the viewer do not pay attention to the flaws, he or she will find an enjoyable supernatural movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Sétima Profecia" ("The Seventh Prophecy")


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