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The Seventh Sign1988

The Seventh Sign (1988)




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This horror thriller is based upon the final chapter of the Bible and centers upon Abby Quinn, a pregnant woman living in Venice, California who leases her garage apartment to mysterious David, who seems to be trying to claim the soul and the life of her unborn child. Little does she knows that he is Christ incarnate and has come to open each of the seven seals and release upon the wicked world the prophesied disasters. He has already broken six seals and now with Abby's baby prepares to break the seventh. Meanwhile, David is stalked by the mysterious Father Lucci who has more than a passing interest in Apocalyptic prophesies.

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Demi Moore
as Abby Quinn
Michael Biehn
as Russell Quinn
Peter Friedman
as Father Lucci
John Taylor
as Jimmy Zaragoza
Lee Garlington
as Dr. Inness
Harry W. Basil
as Kid's Korner Salesman
Leo Cimino
as Head Cardinal
John Walcutt
as Noviciate
Richard Devon
as 2nd Cardinal
Michael Laskin
as Israeli Colonel
Haney W. Baisl
as Kid's Komer Salesman
Patricia Allison
as Administrator
Ian Buchanan
as Meteorologist
Mariko Tse
as Private Nurse
Sonny Santiago
as Medical Technician
Rabbi William Kramer
as Ragbbi Ornstein
Blanche Rubin
as Mrs. Ornstein
John Heard
as Reverend
Glynn Edwards
as Newscaster
Robin Groth
as Newscaster
Joe Mays
as Motel Clerk
Jane Frances
as Game Show Woman
Dick Spangler
as Newscaster
Harry Bartron
as Reporter
Dale Butcher
as Reporter
Adam Nelson
as Paramedic
David L. King
as Paramedic
Robert Herron
as Jimmy's Guard
J.N. Roberts
as Jimmy's Guard
Hank Calia
as Jimmy's Guard
Gary Epper
as Jimmy's Guard
John Sherrod
as Jimmy's Guard
Hugo L. Stanger
as Old Priest
Darwyn Carson
as Reporter
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Critic Reviews for The Seventh Sign

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (2)

Moore, as impassioned as her performance might be, is hopelessly miscast as Abby.

October 9, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

[Moore] provides a strong center to the film, but the rest of it, alas, is all over the map.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Not to be confused with Ingmar Bergman's masterpiece The Seventh Seal (as if!), The Seventh Sign is an ofttimes admirable yet mostly silly supernatural thriller.

November 1, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The Seventh Sign takes the end of the world and turns it into some sort of Revelation-themed escape room.

November 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Many of the performances are over-dramatic, the plot is difficult to follow, and the movie takes itself so seriously that it's often tempting to laugh at it. All in all, The Seventh Sign is a mess.

September 10, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Stinky brat pack crap.

August 12, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for The Seventh Sign


David Bannon: Remember it all, write it down, tell it; so people will use the chance she has given them.  "An ancient evil has been awakened and there is nothing you can do to stop it... except pray" The Seventh Sign is a horrible and dumb religious based thriller. It is kind of packaged as a horror film, but there is nothing about it that is scary or seems to try to be scary. The scariest thing about it is the bad performance from Demi Moore and the garbage dialogue you have to sit through. I thought, at the least, this would be a fairly interesting movie. It's about the apocalypse and takes its plot directly from the Bible; obviously it takes some liberties, but it should still be interesting. But no, it is just an awful, awful movie.  Demi Moore plays an expectant mother who has already lost one baby during pregnancy in the past and she isn't about to lose another one. Then a weird guy moves into their garage and she starts getting very suspicious of him. Then a bunch of crazy end of the world shit starts happening and I could not have been less interested.  This movie doesn't seem to really try to do anything that could relatively be called interesting. It's all so dull; from the performances to the dialogue to the characters. The 90 minute run time felt like 190 minutes. This movie really isn't worth a look. Don't let the plot description lure you in because the plot description is the best thing about it.

Melvin White
Melvin White

Super Reviewer

Could Demi Moore's coming childbirth have something to do with the coming apocalypse? The signs seem to point to just that ... all seven of 'em! Not bad exactly, but not exactly good either.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Oh man this was terrible. God sure goes through a lot of trouble to end the world for demi moore to just painlessly give her life to her baby to save mankind. For no reason the 'Guf' becomes magically full again, and that's that. It started with potential and by the end it felt like the filmmakers had to end it and make it a happy ending when it really shouldn't have.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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