Signs of Life 1989

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Signs of Life ★★ ½ One for Sorrow, Two for Joy 1989 (PG-13)

A boat-building company in Maine closes its doors after centuries in business; the employees and families whose lives have been defined by it for generations learn to cope. Wonderful performances compensate only partly for a week script. An episode on PBS's “American Playhouse.” 95m/C VHS . Beau Bridges, Arthur Kennedy, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kevin J. O'Connor, Will Patton, Kate Reid, Michael Lewis, Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker, Georgia Engel; D: John David Coles; W: Mark Malone; C: Elliot Davis; M: Howard Shore.