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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. It stars Beau Bridges, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Arthur Kennedy (in his last film appearance).

Signs of Life
Directed byJohn David Coles
Produced byCary Brokaw
Lindsay Law
Andrew Reichsman
Marcus Viscidi
Written byMark Malone
StarringBeau Bridges
Vincent D'Onofrio
Arthur Kennedy
Music byHoward Shore
CinematographyElliot Davis
Edited byWilliam A. Anderson
Angelo Corrao
Distributed byAvenue Pictures
Release date
  • May 5, 1989 (1989-05-05)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$96,000 (domestic)

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.


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