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Signs (2002)
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Signs (2002) In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Colleen Hess, the wife of local priest Reverend Graham Hess, dies a horrific death in a traffic accident. After the accident, Graham denounces his faith and his vocation to work full time on his farm. His brother, Merrill, a former minor league baseball player known more for his batting brawn than his finesse, moves into the farmhouse to assist his brother in looking after Graham's two adolescent children, asthmatic son Morgan and daughter Bo, who has a finicky taste for water. Six months after the accident, crop circles appear in Graham's corn field. They initially speculate that local trouble-making youth could be the culprits. However they learn that theirs is only one of a number of crop circles made simultaneously worldwide. In addition, animals have been acting erratically. Morgan and Bo seem to have a better sense of what is happening than the adults. Based on other evidence, the family slowly begins to believe that the crop circles are only one of many signs being sent by extraterrestrials. Not knowing if the extraterrestrials are friendly or not, the Hesses take extreme precautions to protect themselves. Graham also begins to believe that nothing that happens is by chance, and that everything has a reason.

Movie Tagline:
It's Not Like They Didn't Warn Us.

Also Known As:
M. Night Shyamalan's Signs

Title: Signs
Release Date: July 29, 2002
Runtime: 106 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, Portuguese
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital EX, SDDS, DTS
IMDB Rating: 6.9
Buried.com Rating: 7.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: PG-13

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for some frightening moments.

M. Night Shyamalan

Mel Gibson ...Rev. Graham Hess
Joaquin Phoenix ...Merrill Hess
Rory Culkin ...Morgan Hess
Abigail Breslin ...Bo Hess
Cherry Jones ...Officer Paski
M. Night Shyamalan ...Ray Reddy
Patricia Kalember ...Colleen Hess
Ted Sutton ...SFC Cunningham
Merritt Wever ...Tracey Abernathy, the Pharmacist
Lanny Flaherty ...Mr. Nathan
Marion McCorry ...Mrs. Nathan
Michael Showalter ...Lionel Prichard
Kevin Pires ...Brazilian Birthday Boy
Clifford David ...Columbia University Professor
Rhonda Overby ...Sarah Hughes
Greg Wood ...TV Anchor
Paul L. Nolan ...Mexico City Reporter (voice) (as Paul Nolan)
Ukee Washington ...Off-Screen TV Anchor (voice)
Babita Hariani ...Car Radio Voice (voice)
Adam Way ...Radio Eye Witness (voice)
Angela Eckert ...Soda Commercial Girl
Jose L. Rodriguez ...Radio Host (voice)
Paul Wilson ...Soda Commercial Singer (voice)
Thomas Griffin ...Soda Commercial Singer (voice)
Chuck Pressler ...Fireman
Samantha Steffen ...Bo Stand In

Kathleen Kennedy
Frank Marshall
Sam Mercer
M. Night Shyamalan

M. Night Shyamalan

James Newton Howard

Signs Horror Film Trailer 1
Signs Horror Film Trailer 2
Signs Horror Film Trailer 3

More Movie Taglines:
  • It's Not Like They Didn't Warn Us.
  • The Signs Of Life
  • A message. A warning. A sign...of things to come.
  • The first sign you can't explain. The second sign you can't ignore. The third sign you won't believe.
  • It's happening.
  • Don't see it alone.
  • Believe
Movie Quote(s):
  • Bo: There's a monster outside my room, can I have a glass of water?
  • Merrill: It's like War of the Worlds.
  • Graham Hess: Don't be afraid.
  • [Morgan has an asthma attack] Graham Hess: We don't have his medicine. Don't be afraid, Morgan. We'll slow this down together. Feel my chest. Feel it moving in and out. Breathe like me. Breathe like me. Come on. Bo: I dreamed this. Graham Hess: Stay with me. I know it hurts. Be strong baby. It'll pass. It'll pass. [talking to God] Graham Hess: Don't do this to me again. Not again. I hate you. I hate you! The fear is feeding him. Don't be afraid of what's happening. Believe it's going to pass. Believe it. Just wait. Don't be afraid. The air is coming. Believe. We don't have to be afraid. It's about to pass. Here it comes. Don't be afraid. Here comes the air. Don't be afraid, Morgan. Feel my chest. Breathe with me. Together. The air is going in our lungs. Together. We're the same. We're the same. Merrill: We should save the flashlights.
  • Morgan: Maybe we should say a prayer. Graham Hess: No. Morgan: Why not? Graham Hess: We're not saying a prayer. Morgan: Bo has a bad feeling. Bo: I had a dream. Graham Hess: We aren't saying a prayer. Eat! Morgan: I hate you. Graham Hess: That's fine. Morgan: You let Mom die. Merrill: Morgan... Graham Hess: I am not wasting one more minute of my life on prayer. Not one more minute. Understood? [Bo starts crying] Graham Hess: Now we are going to enjoy this meal. No one can stop us from enjoying this meal, so enjoy it! Stop crying! Merrill: Graham... Morgan: Don't yell at her! Graham Hess: All right, since you're all not going to eat, I'm going to try some of everything. [He angrily starts piling food on his plate, and tries to eat, then breaks down crying. He pulls Morgan, Bo, and Merrill in, and everyone hugs]
Movie Trivia:
  • Joaquin Phoenix replaced Mark Ruffalo, who had to pull out of the film due to a brain tumor. It was later found to be benign.
  • This film was shot in Newtown, PA. The scene which takes place in "2 Aldo's Pizzeria" is really a family-run pizzeria called "Mom's Bake at Home Pizza".
  • The film was shot on the property of an agricultural school, Delaware Valley College, where two areas of corn were already growing at different stages. The corn grown for the film was naturally further behind the other two areas of corn, so it was not a planned element.
  • The production used a new watering technique to make the corn grow faster which the Delaware Valley agricultural college was then very keen to adopt for themselves.
  • Mel Gibson didn't realize that his director was playing the vet until the day that they came to shoot their scenes together.
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