MEL GIBSON AND JOAQUIN PHOENIX STAR IN THE SUSPENSE-FILLED �SIGNS,�
MAKING ITS NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE SATURDAY, MARCH 25 ON ABC
Mel Gibson (�We Were Soldiers,� �The Patriot�) and Joaquin Phoenix (�Walk the Line,� �Gladiator�) star in the suspense filled thriller, �Signs,� making its network television premiere in HDTV with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio as the �ABC Saturday Movie of the Week,� MARCH 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
As �Signs� opens, strange occurrences are taking place in the lives of the Hess family. Rev. Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) and his brother, Merrill (Joaquin Phoenix), are awakened one night by dogs barking and find the Reverend�s children, Bo (Abigail Breslin) and her brother, Morgan (Rory Culkin), roaming the corn fields. What they discover next seems inexplicable: Patterns of perfectly carved crop circles left the night before. Graham discounts the media frenzy of town�s television and radio broadcasts, as he attempts to learn the source of the mysterious designs. But he�ll have to keep his wits about him to get his family through the series of bizarre and dangerous events that ensue.
�Signs� stars Mel Gibson as Rev. Graham Hess, Joaquin Phoenix as Merrill Hess, Rory Culkin (�Igby Goes Down,� TV�s �Law & Order: SVU�) as Morgan Hess, Abigail Breslin (�Raising Helen,� �The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement�) as Bo Hess, Cherry Jones (�Ocean�s Twelve,� �The Village�) as Officer Paski and Patricia Kalember (TV�s �Law & Order: SVU� and �Touched By an Angel�) as Colleen Hess.
The film, released in 2002, was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
�SIGNS� IN HDTV:
�Signs� is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.
This program carries a TV-14,V parental guideline.