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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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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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Charlie Korsmo was originally offered the role of Mark Evans, with a salary of $1 million, but he turned it down, as he had retired from acting two years prior. The role and salary eventually went to Elijah Wood. See more »

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When Henry pushes Susan off the ridge, the cable by which she slides down and which she hangs on is clearly visible. See more »

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Henry: You better stop telling lies about me, because no one's going to believe you.
Mark: Sooner or later they're going to find out about you.
Henry: Who's they? My dad? My mom?
Mark: I told your mom.
Henry: Why would she believe you? She's my mom, not yours.
Mark: You know, you're wrong about that. She is my mother.
Henry: Your mom? You crazy? Your mom's maggot food.
Mark: My mom said she'd always be with me. She chose your mom as a way of coming back, but I guess it would be hard for you to understand that, but it's true. She's my mother now.
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A REAL CLIFF HANGER OF A FLICK !!
22 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film kept my eyes glued to the screen from beginning to end. Macaulay Culkin,(Henry Evans),"Party Monsters",'03, gave one of his best performances and really showed his great talents which made you hate him through out the entire picture. Henry had to share his home with a young boy who had recently lost his mother and was in deep depression, he was the son of David Morse,(Jack),"Hack",TV Series, 02, who had to leave him with his brothers family. All hell breaks loose after the two young boys get to know each other. If you viewed the film the "Bad Seed", you will have some idea what the story is about. It is a real nail biting film and makes you crazy trying to figure out just how the story will END! If you love Macaulay Culkin, this is his best FILM !


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