Signs of Life (1989)

Signs of Life (1989)

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A touching story of life in rural Maine, and the changes brought about by the closing of a town’s small boat-building company — on which many of the residents depended upon for a living.

Signs of Life, also known as One for Sorrow, Two for Joy, is a film by American director John David Coles, released May 5, 1989. The film stars Beau Bridges, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Arthur Kennedy (in his last film appearance). Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker, Will Patton, and Kate Reid also are featured.

Signs of Life was filmed in various small-town locations in Maine, with the exception of an underwater sequence filmed at Mystic Marine Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut. It is the story of a Maine man who is losing his boat and his business. The film earned director Coles a Deauville Film Festival award, but was a financial loss.

Signs of Life Movie Poster (1989)

Signs of Life (1989)

Directed by: John David Coles
Starring: Beau Bridges, Vincent D’Onofrio, Kathy Bates, Arthur Kennedy, Kevin J. O’Connor, Will Patton, Kate Reid, Georgia Engel, Mary-Louise Parker, Brooke Lawsing
Screenplay by: Mark Malone
Production Design by: Howard Cummings
Cinematography by: Elliot Davis
Film Editing by: William A. Anderson, Angelo Corrao
Costume Design by: Jeff Ullman
Set Decoration by: Jeanette Scott
Art Direction by: Beth A. Rubino
Music by: Howard Shore
Distributed by: Avenue Pictures
Release Date: May 5, 1989