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The Good Son (1993)

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

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Drama | Horror | 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)  »

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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1.85 : 1
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In 1988, Michael Klesic was cast in the role of Henry Evans. The film was soon later put on hold due to lack of funding. A couple of years later, Jesse Bradford was cast as Henry because the original child actors had grown too old for their parts. The project was once again put on hold and the same problem happened. Then, was once again re-cast and finally shot and released in 1993. See more »

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Obvious stunt double of Henry in the long shot of the fall from the cliff. Culkin seems taller and has a slightly different haircut. See more »

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[first lines]
Man: [Mark plays soccer with his teammates as they cheer Mark's name] Get the ball!
Mark: Pass it to me!
Boy: Shoot it! Hit it in! Hit it in!
Mark: [Mark scores the goal] Yes! Yes!
Boy: Good goal! Good game.
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Beware! Children at Play (2011) See more »

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The Cliff
Music composed by Elmer Bernstein
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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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