The Seventh Sign

Synopsis: In Haiti, the sea and the life-form die; in the Middle East, a town is frozen. These are signs of the Apocalypse and the Vatican is investigating, but Father Lucci advises that these omens are hoax or technologically explained. In California, the housewife Abby Quinn is pregnant and the delivery is scheduled to February, 29 in a leap year. Her husband, the lawyer Russell Quinn, is defending a weird case of the teenager Jimmy Szaragosa that killed his parents telling that he was following the Word of God. Meanwhile Abby rents a garage apartment to the mysterious David Bannon. The hopeless Abby has strange nightmares and soon she finds that around the world there are signs of the Apocalypse in accordance with the Book of Revelation. She learns also that David Bannon is Jesus that has returned; Father Lucci is the Pilate's porter Cartaphilus that was doomed to wander on Earth for the eternity; and she is a woman that tried to help Jesus. Further, she is the Seventh Sign and the Apocalypse
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director(s): Carl Schultz
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.9
Rotten Tomatoes:
19%
R
Year:
1988
97 min
291 Views


1

The fish are dead!

The fish are dead!

The truck. Please, Mr. Huberty.

Quickly, come on.

What do you know about Baal-Dahar, Mr. Huberty?

Baal-Da-what?

I was in Jerusalem for a symposium.

I don't even know what I'm doing in here?

Baal-Dahar's is a village, an Arab village.

It's rumored to be a terrorist base.

I should say "was."

This morning we found it destroyed.

What does that have to do with me?

It's how it was destroyed.

That's where we need your help.

My help? I don't know the first thing about terrorists.

I think youve made a terrible mistake.

Please, Mr. Hyberty. Come with me.

You don't understand. You picked up the wrong man.

I can't possibly help you. I'm a meteorologist!

Yes, yes. We know.

Thats why we brought you here.

You see that...

...was Baal-Dahar.

Yesterday, a kibbutz nearby was attacked.

They threw a petrol bomb into the school and locked the doors.

Thirty four children burned to death.

We tracked the terrorists back to here

and found this.

It's incredible.

- Can you explain it?

- It cannot be explained.

- I have clearance.

- You damn well better.

The Vatican.

Im sorry...

...Father Lucci.

Can you explain it?

If I would given the proper equipment, I think...

I don't think so.

Theyll never explain it.

Itll melt in a day or a week

and theyll forget it.

Theyll call it a freak, an aberration.

You don't think it is.

I would, I would Colonel except this kind of thing has

happened here once before.

What are you saying.

Baal-Dahar has stood here for 3,000 years.

Yes, Baal-Dahar but you see,Colonel.

The village was built on the ruins of an older place.

A much older place.

And it too was destroyed.

But you don't want that to explain what happened to it now.

Why is that?

Because that place that was destroyed

was called Sodom.

Destroyed by the wrath of God.

Hows he doing?

Well. Can all I have to tell you, hes still a boy.

- Is he kicking a lot?

- Hes been really active. Moving all over the place.

Thats great. We're getting

some good soccer in our last trimester.

Thanks.

I cant wait. Two months to go.

I want to see you next week.

Im not completely happy with his growth.

And your amniotic fluid

is a little less than normal.

But you said baby is doing fine.

He is. Theres absolutely nothing

to be alarmed about.

But Abby. I cant say definitely that

we not gonna run into the same problem again.

I know this time its gonna be okay.

Ive been eating really well and resting.

Thats good. That's good.

Alright. So Ill see you both next week.

"...have seen the glory

Of the coming of the Lord

"He has trampled out the vintage

Where the grapes of wrath are stored

"He has loosed his fateful lightning

Of his terrible swift sword

"His truth is marching on"

Theyre so adorable.

Would you like to see

the computer room now?

At the Oaks we start them early.

So your husband is a lawyer...

...and you restore fine arts

for the Hirshenson Collection.

- And the babys due...?

- February 29th.

- The 29th?

- It's a leap year.

- Of course.

I notice you didnt write anything under

"Religious Denomination."

Do you mind if I ask why?

Because I don't have any.

Is that a problem?

No, no. I just don't like blanks.

Hi, baby dog.

Ace, be careful. Good boy.

Hello?

Well, lets see.

What. It's $650, utilities included.

It's a garage apartment.

No, we havn't had any problems with the fumes.

We park our car outside.

It's partially furnished. It's got a a bed

and a table right now, but that's about it.

I see. Well, okay. Sorry.

Hi, sweetness.

Tragedy continues to strike

around the globe...

...as the changing

weather patterns continue.

- Hi, honey.

- Hi.

- Thats nice.

- Thanks.

How did it go today?

The State Supreme Court

denied my appeal.

- Are you kidding?

- I couldn't believe it.

- I thought you had such a strong appeal.

- So did I.

So did I.

The whole petition was based on the fact

that Jimmys trial lawyer was incompetent. And he was.

I mean. Ive told you that. I thought I proved it.

Sh*t. What are you gonna do?

Appeal again. Fight it.

Anyway, hows our bouncing baby boy?

Good. We had a good day.

Good.

I know we talked about it

and decided not to...

...but I went to the Oaks today

and put down a deposit.

Deposit?

It only puts us on the waiting list

for four years.

Why are you doing this?

Honey. I just want to be prepared.

I want you to be realistic.

- I am realistic.

- We don't know for sure whether the baby...

I saw Dr. Inness today.

She said Im doing perfect. No problems.

Really?

This baby is gonna be fine.

It has to be.

It has to be? What if it isnt? Then what?

I just don't want to lose you, that's all.

Okay?

Okay.

Will you die for Him?

Will you die for Him?

What is it?

Whats the matter?

I was in these rooms.

Oh, God, I could feel it coming.

Death.

It was just a dream, Abby.

It was just a dream.

It's all right.

It was just a dream.

Russell Quinn?

Penny Washburn. Sorry Im late.

Thats alright. I understand youre quite an expert

on death sentence appeals.

So they say.

What do you know about this case?

So far, not much.

The kid murdered his parents?

He poured gasoline on them and

set them on fire while they were sleeping.

I take it this is not someone

with a lot of remorse.

His parents were brother and sister.

"Executed for the word of God"

is what he said in his signed confession.

Jimmy...

- Hows it going?

- Hello, Russell.

This is Penny Washburn.

Shes going to help us with your case.

- Hello, Penny.

- Hello.

- Listen Jimmy.

- Can we talk a minute?

- Yes.

Pennys going to help me

prepare a new appeal...

...but we gonna need your help.

I told you, I do not go to hospital.

Jimmy. I cant help you unless you let me.

Just talk to her,

tell her what happened, thats all.

No hospital.

Listen Jimmy, this is important.

If you go to the hospital,

the doctors may find you incompetent.

Then I can get the court to reconsider your case.

Otherwise, we don't have anything.

I know what is right

and I know what is wrong.

I did nothing wrong.

Jimmy. You admitted killing your parents.

It was not wrong. It was the law of God.

Leviticus.

Isnt murder a crime too,

in the eyes of God?

It is not murder to punish the guilty.

Incest may be against the law of God...

...but its the law of California

that we're dealing with.

Theyve sentenced you to the gas chamber!

Do you want to die?

No.

Then go to the hospital and let the doctors

see if you knew what you were doing.

That says I did a crime!

That it was wrong!

If it's gonna save your life, say you're wrong!

What is it gonna matter?

It matters to God!

No hospital.

Goodbye, Penny.

Jimmy, think about it. Please.

- Hello.

- Hi.

My name is David.

David Bannen.

Im here about the apartment.

Oh... Please, come in.

Ace, get down! He usually doesnt do this.

Go on, get down.

It's okay. Hi, Ace.

Get down!

Im really surprised. He never do this.

Ill go get the keys.

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