Signs of Life Poster

Release Date: 1989

PG-13|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
Times are changing, and obstinate shipbuilder Owen Coughlin (Arthur Kennedy) is shuttering his Maine boatyard. His decision has a profound effect on the lives of the locals: ensuring that Owen's last day of operation is anything but anticlimactic! With no job and a baby on the way, foreman John Alder (Beau Bridges) is tempted into committing a crime. Meanwhile, former employee Daryl (Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio) plans a move to Florida that comes with plenty of romantic complications.

Cast: Arthur Kennedy, Kevin J. O'Connor, Vincent D'Onofrio, Michael Lewis, Beau Bridges, Kate Reid, Mary-Louise Parker, Georgia Engel

Director: John Coles

Genres: Drama

Production Co: WGBH, Avenue Pictures Productions, American Playhouse

Keywords: Touching, Witty, Temptation, Charming, Family, 1980s, Growing up, Love, Small town, Moving, Sacrifice