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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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aunt | death | boy | jealousy | business trip | See more »

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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

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)  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$44,594,000 (USA)
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Due to the James Bulger case, the film was not released in cinemas in the UK. Instead, it went straight-to-video in 1995. See more »

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In the highway wreck scene, several of the car windows blow out before they are actually hit. See more »

Quotes

Mark: You're not going to die, mom. I promise... You're not going to die cause I won't let you.
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5.6 / 10 doesn't justify hood good this movie really is.
7 July 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

If you search for movies with similar rating on www.imdb.com a movie like Johnny English also has 5.6 / 10 & that is a pretty lame movie, where as this should have something like 7 or 7.5 outta 10. Most of the reviews are all good here, I bet most of the people that have voted here just gave it a bad rating because they either hate Macaulay Culkin or Elijah Wood, their both fine actors. I remember the first time i watched this movie was back in 1995 or something like that when i was about 12 or 13, that was the first time i saw Elijah Wood in a movie & i said to myself that this guys gonna be famous when he grows up. Macaulay Culkin's brilliant psychotic acting in this movie was totally brilliant. Both of these 2 young actors made this movie work, the bridge scene is totally awesome. My mum doesn't really like the ending of the movie, & im sure a lot of other mums won't as well. A great Drama / Thriller, better than most thriller movies of the decade i give this a 9.5 / 10.


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