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Release Date: January 25th, 2002

DVD Release Date: June 4th, 2002

PG-13|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
Based on true events in Point Pleasant, Virginia, "The Mothman Prophecies" examines a series of inexplicable occurrences through the eyes - and mind- of one man. A man (Richard Gere) is driven to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding his wife's (Debra Messing) death -- and how they might be connected to the strange phenomena in a town four hundred miles away.

Cast: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton, Debra Messing, Lucinda Jenney, Alan Bates, David Eigenberg, Ann McDonough

Director: Mark Pellington

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Screen Gems, Lakeshore Entertainment

Distributors: Screen Gems

Keywords: Marriage, Suspenseful, Mystery, Quest, Melodramatic, Husband, Small town, Wife, 2000s, House

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Watching the film is like getting hooked by a fearful angler who can't successfully reel you in.

  • Movies like this have been around forever too. They're a normal condition of winter's doldrums, which, in the fullness of time, will pass.

  • Better than its trailers indicate. Forget the seemingly silly Chapstick moment: Any film that sends a cold shock to your system is doing something right.

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