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The Reaping (2007)

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A former Christian missionary, who specializes in debunking religious phenomena, investigates a small town which seems to be suffering from the 10 biblical plagues.

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Stephen Hopkins

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Carey W. Hayes (screenplay), Chad Hayes (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Swank ... Katherine
David Morrissey ... Doug
Idris Elba ... Ben
AnnaSophia Robb ... Loren McConnell
Stephen Rea ... Father Costigan
William Ragsdale ... Sheriff Cade
John McConnell ... Mayor Brooks
David Jensen ... Jim Wakeman
Yvonne Landry ... Brynn Wakeman
Samuel Garland ... William Wakeman
Myles Cleveland Myles Cleveland ... Kyle Wakeman
Andrea Frankle ... Maddie McConnell
Mark Lynch Mark Lynch ... Brody McConnell
Stuart Greer Stuart Greer ... Gordon
Lara Grice ... Isabelle
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Storyline

The death of a child in mysterious circumstances sparks a series of events that seem to represent biblical plagues, which start occurring in, of all places, a town called "Haven" that is located deep in the bowels of Bible belt country in the bayous of Louisiana. A former Christian missionary turned religious phenomena debunker and her top open minded student turned personal assistant are sent to investigate. Written by suspicious

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The Eighth Plague: Locusts See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, disturbing images and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prueba de fe See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,025,203, 8 April 2007

Gross USA:

$25,126,214

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,771,059
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The video camera carried by Ben while boating on the bloody river is a JVC HD-GR1, one of the earliest "pro-sumer" grade Hi-Def video cameras. See more »

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Towards the end of the film during the second flash of lightning, for just an instant in the upper right hand corner of the screen you can see a serial number. See more »

Quotes

Loren McConnell: [gasping and shaking] I'm so lucky.
Katherine Winter: Why?
Loren McConnell: Because, silly.
[scene cuts to Katherine and her daughter, then back again]
Loren McConnell: God gave me to you.
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The opening logos are unique and blend into one another: a red Warner Bros. logo crumbles into dust to reveal a pink-tinted Village Roadshow Pictures logo, which in turn is obscured by clouds that part to reveal the Dark Castle Entertainment logo. See more »

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Referenced in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) See more »

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Tell Me What I Did Wrong
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A "Lite" Version Of The Plagues
26 October 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Since there has been no re-make of The Ten Commandments, I thought this movie might adequately do what's advertised: show the 10 plagues (with today's special-effects). However, except for the attack of locusts, the plagues were confined to a tiny area and nothing really to see. I mean the flies were limited to a small barbecue!!! When the real plagues came, in Moses day, they encompassed quite an area and frogs, flies, locusts, etc., came by the millions. Here, about 20 frogs dropped from the sky in a lake. It was ridiculous....and disappointing.

I also thought Hilary Swank was enough of a big-name actress that this wouldn't be some cheesy B-movie.

Wrong. This has a "B" feel to it all the way. Even the "twist" at the end is very predictable.

A 'B' film is exactly what it was, making me wonder how someone could go from "Million Dollar Baby" to this in so short a time. The only other name actor in here is Stephen Rea, and he has a small role.

Overall, it's not as terrible as I might be making it to be because it's entertaining enough to keep your interest - so I give it five points for that - but I expected more.


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