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The Good Son (1993)

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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 more »

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Visiting the relatives isn't always a treat. See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

El ángel malvado  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$44,594,000 (USA)
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Mary Steenburgen was originally cast as Henry's mother. See more »

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The dog on the bridge barks but the sound doesn't match it's mouth. See more »

Quotes

Mark: I can handle it.
Alice: Why?
Mark: [after a pause] Because when you make a promise when something is your fault.
Alice: What did you do?
Mark: I let someone die.
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The Good Son
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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