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The Messengers (2007)

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An ominous darkness invades a seemingly serene sunflower farm in North Dakota, and the Solomon family is torn apart by suspicion, mayhem and murder.

Directors:

Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang (as Oxide Pang)

Writers:

Mark Wheaton (screenplay), Todd Farmer (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Stewart ... Jess
Dylan McDermott ... Roy
Penelope Ann Miller ... Denise
John Corbett ... Burwell
Evan Turner Evan Turner ... Ben
Theodore Turner ... Ben
William B. Davis ... Colby Price
Brent Briscoe ... Plume
Dustin Milligan ... Bobby
Jodelle Ferland ... Michael Rollins
Michael Daingerfield ... Police Officer
Tatiana Maslany ... Lindsay Rollins
Shirley McQueen ... Mary Rollins
Anna Hagan ... Doctor
Blaine Hart Blaine Hart ... Charlie
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Storyline

It's been six years since the Rollins family just up and left and now the troubled Solomon family has come from Chicago, to rebuild their lives following their sons hospitalization due to their daughter's drunk driving accident. But as they start to settle in something odd and strange begins to occur to their son. Could something supernatural be at work, and did the previous family just leave...or are they still here? Trapped in the only place they've ever known? And what did cause their deaths? Most of all...is this 'killer' still very much alive? Written by suspicous

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There is evidence to suggest that children are highly susceptible to paranormal phenomena. They see what adults cannot. They believe what adults deny. And they are trying to warn us.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing violence and terror | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Messengers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,713,321, 4 February 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,374,833, 18 March 2007
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color | Black and White (flashback scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scout Taylor-Compton auditioned for the role of Jess. See more »

Goofs

When Jess is attacked in the basement, she's wearing work boots and when she runs out on the porch and goes back inside and slides down to the floor she's wearing sneakers. See more »

Quotes

Burwell: Let me know if you need anything, okay?
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Crazy Credits

The opening titles, feature around surreal shots of the haunted site. See more »


Soundtracks

Old MacDonald Had a Farm
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Traditional children's song
Played by the toy tractor
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Nothing new, but not unwatchable
1 February 2007 | by mrmatt14See all my reviews

I saw this one tonight at a screening, and I wasn't entirely disappointed. I'll be honest -- there's nothing new in The Messengers. It's all been seen before in earlier, more original movies. This one is kind of a "best of" reel of some good ideas from other horror movies. If you're looking for something original and scary, this isn't it. If you're looking for a little jumpy fun, I can't say this one is a miss. By virtue of the "good ideas" being good, they work. What it lacks in originality it makes up for in assembling them in a reasonably coherent manner.

My only real gripe is that Dylan McDermitt looks about as out of place working the fields of his farm as any actor I can think of. They could have at least tried a LITTLE bit harder casting that part.

Think The Birds + Ju On + Amityville Horror + Sixth Sense.


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