Signs Of Life (1989)





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Co-produced by the folks from PBS' American Playhouse series, Signs of Life (alternate title: One For Sorrow, Two For Joy) stars veteran actor Arthur Kennedy as a cranky, set-in-his-ways Maine shipbuilder. Unable to keep apace with the 1980s, Kennedy is forced to close up shop. The film probes the various effects this decision has on Kennedy's employees. Beau Bridges has a wife (Kathy Bates) and four kids to support, with a fifth on the way. Kevin J. O'Connor would like to take a salvage-diving … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Mark Malone
In Theaters:
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as Mrs. Wrangway

as Mr. Coughlin Sr.

as Mary Beth

as Dee Dee

as Carlos Castanho

as Mr. Castanho

as Jamie Castanho

as Uncle Reynaldo

as Mrs. Castanho

as Dr. Pound

as Cranberry Woman

as Lobsterman

as Male Castanho #2
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

A fetching film about how the closing of a boatbuilding business affects the lives of four men in a small Maine town.

Full Review… | July 10, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

August 1, 2005

August 18, 2004
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