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The Signal

When Nic Eastman (Brenton Thwaites) is secretly interrogated by Dr. Wallace Damon (Laurence Fishburne), the teen is told by the scientist wearing a contamination suit that he has heard "the Signal." But Nic has no notion of what that means, or any memory of an alien encounter.

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Release Date: 13 Jun 2014
Run Time: 95
MPAA Rating: PG-13


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Content Details: Beyond the Movie Ratings...

- Restrained portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Depictions of weapon use and explosions.
- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:
- Embracing and kissing.
- Scantily dressed female character.
- A couple is shown in bed together.

- Script includes a sexual expletive, scatological and anatomical slang, as well as terms of deity used as expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Alcohol consumption.

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From The Studio:

There college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour: the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. The trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area. Suddenly everything goes dark. When one of the students, Nic (Brenton Thwaites), regains consciousness, he is in a waking nightmare… Focus Films

Video alternatives

Other people inadvertently stumble across alien messages in Earth to Echo, The Last Mimzy, Super 8 and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.

Home Video Notes

The Signal releases to home video on September 23, 2014.


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