Signs (2002)
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Signs Is Described As Part Family Drama Part Thriller.

Plot In a Line

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

  Cast Overview

Mel Gibson ....  Rev. Graham Hess
Joaquin Phoenix ....  Merrill Hess
Rory Culkin ....  Morgan Hess (Graham's Son)
Abigail Breslin ....  Bo Hess (Graham's Daughter)
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

Who is the director?

Signs is  M. Night Shyamalan's third major feature film ("Sixth Sense," "Unbreakable"). Though young and with very few films under his belt, Shyamalan has established himself as a director to be reckoned with.


1) Signs is scary and suspenseful, and has an aspect to it that makes people want to see the movie, because they know that they are going to have a good time. On the other hand, what Night so successfully does is he always has a subtext to his stories and this is about a man regaining his faith. It's a science fiction film, but it's also a serious drama about faith and spirituality. It's really about human emotions that are set in motion by a supernatural event.

2) The title has two meanings. One is the crop signs that they find in their yard and the signs that are happening around the world. But it is also about faith and the existence of signs from above, explains Shyamalan. He adds, "You can look at the title of  Signs as a sign to open your eyes. The character of Graham is shut down in the beginning of the film and he is not really able to deal with reality. His family is not doing so well. And so, part of the message of the film, I think, is to open your eyes to what is around you and you will see the answers. In the movie everything that farmer Graham Hess assumed about the world is changed when he discovers a message, a pattern of circles and lines carved into his crops. As he investigates the unfolding mystery, what he finds will forever alter the lives of his brother and children. Signs is a unique story that explores the mysterious real-life phenomena of crop signs and the effects they have on one family."

3) Mel Gibson describes "Signs" as a film about spirituality, faith and belief. "Graham is an Episcopalian minister who seems very insistent and stubbornly opposed to the idea of anyone calling him Father. And you soon realize that he is someone who has serious doubts. He has been shut down by a devastating life experience. It's not clear at the beginning of the film what has happened, but you sense it from his behavior and you find out the exact nature of his wounds as the story unfolds," says Gibson.



Further Information

M. Night Shyamalan's Signs (2002)
Runtime: 106 min / Spain:108 min
Country: USA
Language: English / Portuguese
Color: Yes                                                                 DVD Release Date: January 7, 2003                   Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

Box-office gross: 228,000,000  US Dollars