IMDb > The Godsend (1980)

The Godsend (1980) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 5 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
5.1/10   343 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 2% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Olaf Pooley (screenplay)
Bernard Taylor (novel)
Contact:
View company contact information for The Godsend on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
25 January 1980 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
If Bonnie is a gift from Heaven...for God's sake take her back..! See more »
Plot:
An English family of six takes in a pregnant woman who disappears shortly after giving birth. They raise the baby girl as their own... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
A very average film with an incredibly scary star See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Malcolm Stoddard ... Alan Marlowe
Cyd Hayman ... Kate Marlowe
Angela Pleasence ... The Stranger
Patrick Barr ... Dr. Collins
Wilhelmina Green ... Bonnie
Joanne Boorman ... Bonnie as Baby
Angela Deamer ... Lucy Marlowe
Clarissa Young ... Younger Lucy
Lee Gregory ... Davy Marlowe
Piers Eady ... Sam Marlowe
Anna Wing ... Mrs. Taverner
Artro Morris ... Mr. Taverner
Hilary Minster ... Reporter
James Snell ... London Doctor
Corinne Skinner-Carter ... Hospital Doctor
Jonathan Elsom ... Executive
Bernard Taylor ... Executive
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Gabrielle Beaumont 
 
Writing credits
Olaf Pooley (screenplay)

Bernard Taylor (novel "The Godsend")

Produced by
Gabrielle Beaumont .... producer
Dennis Friedland .... executive producer
Yoram Globus .... executive producer
Menahem Golan .... executive producer
Christopher Toyne .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Roger Webb 
 
Cinematography by
Norman Warwick (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Ellis 
 
Casting by
Lesley De Pettit  (as Leslie De Pettitt)
 
Art Direction by
Tony Curtis 
 
Makeup Department
Di Biggs .... makeup artist
Ross Carver .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Michael Brown .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guy Travers .... second assistant director
Derek Whitehurst .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
George Akers .... dubbing editor
Aubrey Lewis .... sound recordist
Martin Trevis .... boom operator
Doug E. Turner .... dubbing mixer (as Doug Turner)
Chris Gurney .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Fenner .... gaffer
Cedric James .... focus puller
Bob Jordan .... camera operator
Marc Wolff .... camera pilot (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Johnson .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Green .... assistant editor
Dennis McTaggart .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Roger Webb .... conductor
 
Other crew
Caroline Bell .... producer secretary
Georgiana Hamilton .... continuity
Jim Marsh .... production accountant
Andrew Wood .... assistant to producer
Frank J. Tsacrios .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
Canada:90 min | USA:93 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Norway:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Movie Connections:
Referenced in Indian Lady (1981)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A very average film with an incredibly scary star, 19 September 2001
Author: Boris Grushenko

The film is basically a complete rip-off of the evil child genre and, to be honest, Omen makes a much better job of it. A young couple, living in an idyllic country setting, are visited by a pregnant woman who gives birth at their house and then disappears mysteriously leaving her baby daughter. A series of "accidental" deaths follows in the household and eventually the parents come to realise that the demonic child is the cause.

The film adds nothing to the genre, but it is almost worth watching just for the evil child. After each death, the camera zooms up on her face and she wears an expression of pure evil. Very disturbing. I remember seeing the film when I was 15 and could not forget her face.

Apart from that, the Godsend is pretty missable.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (15 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Godsend (1980)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Omen The Other Amityville II: The Possession Enduring Love Beautiful People
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.