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The Messengers (2007)

An ominous darkness invades a seemingly serene sunflower farm in North Dakota, and the Solomon family is torn apart by suspicion, mayhem and murder.

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Roy
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Evan Turner ...
Ben
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Ben
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Plume
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Michael Rollins
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Police Officer
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Lindsay Rollins
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Mary Rollins
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Doctor
Blaine Hart ...
Charlie
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Storyline

It's been six years since the Rollins family just up and left and now the troubled Solomon family has come from Chicago, to rebuild their lives following their sons hospitalization due to their daughter's drunk driving accident. But as they start to settle in something odd and strange begins to occur to their son. Could something supernatural be at work, and did the previous family just leave...or are they still here? Trapped in the only place they've ever known? And what did cause their deaths? Most of all...is this 'killer' still very much alive? Written by suspicous

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There is evidence to suggest that children are highly susceptible to paranormal phenomena. They see what adults cannot. They believe what adults deny. And they are trying to warn us.


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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing violence and terror | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Messengers  »

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,713,321 (USA) (4 February 2007)

Gross:

$35,374,833 (USA) (18 March 2007)
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Patrick Lussier was originally going to direct. See more »

Goofs

After Jess encounters the girl in the basement and runs outside, she comes back inside and slides down the door. The doorknob is clearly missing from the door. See more »

Quotes

Colby Price: Roy Solomon?
[Roy turns around and sees a pale-looking man in a black suit and tie standing behind him]
Colby Price: I'm Colby Price... Belton Savings.
Roy: Oh, hey. Good to meet you.
Colby Price: So you said your father grew sunflowers, too.
Roy: Yeah, over in Turek County.
Colby Price: I grew up not too far from here.
Roy: Right...
Colby Price: Look, I know you're all moved in, but an opportunity came up at the bank that I thought you might be interested in. This place sat gathering dust for years until you came along and bought it, and now, as it happens, ...
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Crazy Credits

The opening title sequence suddenly drains of color, to become monochrome (black and white). See more »

Connections

References Cold Creek Manor (2003) See more »

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All My Dreams Are Coming True
Written and Performed by Ron Keel (ASCAP)
Courtesy Marc Ferrari/MasterSource
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Generic Horror/Thriller
5 February 2007 | by (San Diego, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

I won't lie to you, I enjoyed this movie. Yes, it was rather generic. Yes, it borrowed some plot points from other movies. And yes, there were way too many crows. Yet despite all the negative I continued to hear about it, I went and saw it anyways, and I'm glad I did.

Many plot points, such as a haunted house in the middle of nowhere, parents not listening to their kids, and ghosts out for revenge are ideas that Hollywood has used and recycled more times than a person can count. However, The Messengers manages to put these together into one movie, without going for too much at once. Certain scenes were rather predictable, so I won't claim that the movie really innovates on any of the standard horror elements, but there are plenty of moments that had me jump in my seat, and had the female members of the audience squealing and clutching their boyfriends.

Overall I felt at the end of the movie that, while not amazing, it was worthy of my time and money to see with a couple friends on a lazy afternoon.


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