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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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A gonosz igazi arca (The true face of evil) (Hungarian DVD) 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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The bed shown in Richard's room at the beginning of the movie, seen by Mark, is not the same bed or bed spread shown later in the movie when the mother and father are in Richard's room. See more »

Quotes

Henry: Dad, Dad! Help me!
Wallace Evans: Mark! What the hell do you think you were doing? Answer me, goddamn it!
Henry: Don't be mad at Mark, he's just not himself.
Wallace Evans: This is serious, Mark. You could have hurt him.
Mark: He's the one who wants to hurt people!
Henry: Mark, I'm sorry you don't want to be friends.
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Music composed by Elmer Bernstein
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'Good' movie!
16 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw THE GOOD SON on television a while ago and since then I have rented several times. It seems each time it gets more and more thrilling. It's the first movie I've seen where I was actually scared of the bad character, Henry [Macaulay Culkin] and the first movie I've seen where I find myself routing for the good character, Mark [Elijah Wood]. See, normally I don't get too involved in the movies I'm watching, but with THE GOOD SON, it's impossible not to! This is one of Macaulay Culkin's best movies [and one of his last movies].


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