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Universal Signs (2008)

| Drama | 2008 (USA)
After his fiancée's daughter dies 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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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 his fiancée's daughter dies 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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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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World Premiere matinée was good!
30 May 2009 | by pieplineSee all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing this film at it's world premiere at the Keswick theater in Glenside, PA and it was well worth it. The movie itself was entertaining and captivating. The story line was good and I appreciate that it was different and didn't run as a typical movie might have. Of course that's why I like independent movies. The only sound in this film is a musical score. The rest of the movie is in subtitles for those of us who do not know the sign language that is used by the actors. I'm proud that this movie was filmed so close to home in Pennsylvania. Anthony Natale is a terrific actor. See this film! The only thing I might have liked better was the pacing of the movie. Other than that I enjoyed it.


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