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Universal Signs (2008)

| Drama | 2008 (USA)
After the death of his fiancée's daughter while in his care, a deaf man shuts himself off from the world. Haunted by memories, it is only through new friendship that he can learn to forgive, love, and reconnect.

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Ann Calamia

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Ann Calamia
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anthony Natale ... Andrew
Sabrina Lloyd ... Mary
Lupe Ontiveros ... Claire
Margot Kidder ... Rose Callahan
Robert Picardo ... Father Joe
Aimee Garcia ... Trish
Robert Hogan ... Mr. Callahan
Troy Kotsur ... Chris
Deanne Bray ... Natalie
Ashlyn Sanchez ... Katie
Robert DeMayo ... The Peddler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Bradley Barbara Bradley ... Sister Margaret
Angus Campbell Angus Campbell ... Sean
Daniella Canterman Daniella Canterman ... Carissa
Deanna Canterman Deanna Canterman ... Larissa
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After the death of his fiancée's daughter while in his care, a deaf man shuts himself off from the world. Haunted by memories, it is only through new friendship that he can learn to forgive, love, and reconnect.

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Sight, Smell, Taste, SIGN, Touch See more »

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Sabrina Lloyd took both private and group sign language classes for three months to prepare for her role as Mary Callahan. She not only learned her character's lines in sign language, but also the male lead's lines in order to best perform her role. See more »

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I really enjoyed the story and the film.
17 April 2008 | by katcatanakisSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed the story and the film. It was very rich, complex and filled with layers (much like a painting). I really felt like I was part of the journey, and it just reminded me about how real life can be sometimes. The film captured so many of life's subtleties. The cinematography was also very engaging. I was touched by so many different emotions. I saw the film with my mom, and she thought that at one point there was sound during the rain storm. I can't remember if there was sound or if the image of rain and all of the connections actually allowed her to "hear" it even if it was silent. What happened to Andrew could happen to anyone. We all go through life for the first time and things happen that we can't ever explain. How do we go on? How do we have the courage to open our hearts again and again when opening our hearts to others can be so scary? The film really made me think and ask myself a lot of questions. It really opened my mind in so many ways. I was so happy to share that with my mom.


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