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The Good Son (1993)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  24 September 1993 (USA)
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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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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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death | aunt | boy | highway | jealousy | See All (119) »

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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 | Thriller

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

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24 September 1993 (USA)  »

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El ángel malvado  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$44,594,000 (USA)
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The original director Michael Lehmann was replaced due to clashes with Macaulay Culkin's father. See more »

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Mark's grip on Henry's mother's arm at the end. See more »

Quotes

Mark: What if there was this boy... and he did these terrible things because he liked doing them... would you say he was evil?
Alice: I don't believe in evil.
Mark: You should...
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Bart the Mother (1998) See more »

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Not A Bad Little Thriller
28 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've heard about this movie for years but I have never decided to check it out until this past weekend. I thought it was going to be average 90's crap with not much going for it at all. I was wrong and I'm glad I was. It was actually very creepy and atmospheric with a lot of very intense scenes and fantastic build ups.

Macaulay Culkin is very good as the disturbed son. I thought that Wood was great as well and the rest of the cast was pretty good but some of the parents' roles were a little iffy. I thought the story was well done and interesting and most of all, kept me entertained.

This is a movie that would go good on a rainy afternoon. It's not brilliant but it is interesting and pretty creepy.


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