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The Good Son (1993)

A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of violent behavior.

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Jacqueline Brookes ...
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Guy Strauss ...
Arizona Doctor
Keith Brava ...
Doctor in Blackport
Jerem Goodwin ...
Factory Worker
Andria Hall ...
Woman Reporter
Bobby Huber ...
Axe Man
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Ice Man
Susan Hopper ...
Woman at Rescue
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Storyline

Following his mother's death, Mark is sent to Maine to visit his aunt and uncle while his father goes on a business trip to Tokyo. Mark meets his cousin, Henry, and the two quickly form a friendship. However, Henry begins to show signs of violent behavior that worry Mark. Written by Sam

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In a quiet town...In a comfortable home...In a perfect body...Evil can be as close as someone you love. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for acts of violence and terror involving a disturbed child | See all certifications »

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24 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ángel malvado  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$44,594,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,417,219
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 1988, Michael Klesic was cast in the role of Henry Evans. The film was soon after put on hold due to a lack of funding. A couple of years later, Jesse Bradford was cast as Henry since the original child actors had grown too old for their roles. The project was shelved again and again, the actors out-grew their characters. Finally, the project was once again re-cast and finally shot and released in 1993. See more »

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When Henry is kicking Mark at the dinner table, Mark's right hand moves between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Man: [Mark plays soccer with his teammates as they cheer Mark's name] Get the ball!
Mark: Pass it to me!
Boy: Shoot it! Hit it in! Hit it in!
Mark: [Mark scores the goal] Yes! Yes!
Boy: Good goal! Good game.
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Richard's Duck
Music composed by Elmer Bernstein
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Macaulay Culkin's best performance and film.
27 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

This is Macaulay Culkin's best film. He was very creepy as the young boy with a black heart. The dialogue was great. I truly admired the performance of Elijah Wood, emerging as one of the best young actors around. This film has so much suspense, by the end, I was very exhausted.


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