DVD 119 mins IMDB 6.4 (13,552 votes)
PG-13
The Mothman Prophecies
Sony Pictures Entertainment (2002)
In Collection
#75

My Rating:
7

Seen It:
Yes
(2003 )
Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA  /  English

Richard Gere John Klein
David Eigenberg Ed Fleischman
Bob Tracey Cyrus Bills
Ron Emanuel Washington Post Reporter
Debra Messing Mary Klein
Tom Stoviak Brian
Yvonne Erickson Dr. McElroy
Scott Nunnally Orderly
Harris Mackenzie TV Journalist
Will Patton Gordon Smallwood
Laura Linney Connie
Lucinda Jenney Denise Smallwood
Alan Bates Alexander Leek
Ann McDonough Lucy Griffin
Nesbitt Blaisdell Chief Josh Jarrett
Bill Laing Indrid Cold
Tom Tully Motel Manager
Zachary Mott Otto (as Billy Mott)

Director Mark Pellington
Producer Gary Lucchesi; Tom Rosenberg; Gary Goldstein
Writer John A. Keel; Richard Hatem
Cinematography Fred Murphy
Musician Brian Berdan; Paul Haslinger; Mimi Parker; Jeff Rona; Alan Sparhawk; Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz; tomandandy
User Credit 1 Brian Berdan
User Credit 2 Susan Lyall

Based on a book by paranormal investigator John Keel, this spooky, X-Files-type supernatural thriller is purportedly based loosely on true events that occurred in the small town of Point Pleasant, WV, in 1966-1967. Richard Gere stars as journalist John Klein, an up-and-coming reporter devastated by the death of his beloved wife Mary (Debra Messing) following a car accident. Mary saw a mysterious vision immediately before the crash, a haunting image of a moth-like creature. Two years later, Klein is driving to an interview with the governor of Virginia when he suddenly finds himself hundreds of miles out of his way in a small town on the West Virginia-Ohio border. He discovers that strange events are occurring there, including sightings of the "mothman," as well as UFOs and bizarre alien-like telephone calls. Klein stays to investigate, despite the protests of skeptical cop Connie Parker (Laura Linney) and the initial hostility of spooked local Gordon (Will Patton). He soon discovers that sightings of the mothman are historical portents of doom and disaster, omens that may foretell a terrible cataclysm about to strike Point Pleasant. The Mothman Prophecies reunites Gere and Linney, who previously starred together in Primal Fear (1996). — Karl Williams

Edition Details
Barcode 043396078086
Region Region 1
Chapters 28
Release Date 5/4/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Terror, some sexuality and language.
User Text 2 What do you see?
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Notes
Trivia: The Mothman from the years 1966 and 1967 was originally named after a villain from the _"Batman" (1966/II)_ TV series. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When Klein is looking at his wife's drawings right after she dies, he stops at a dark drawing. When he looks up, we can see in the long shot that he is on a different page. (more)

Quotes:
Connie Parker: Looks like he's been dead about eight hours. He died from exposure.
John Klein: He called me.
Connie Parker: What did he say? How long ago did he call you?
John Klein: I didn't like the way he sounded.
Connie Parker: John, how long ago did he call you?
John Klein: About an hour ago.
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Awards: 1 win (more)