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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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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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The original director Michael Lehmann was replaced due to clashes with Macaulay Culkin's father. See more »

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During the crash scene, the rear window breaks out of a blue station wagon moments before it is actually hit. See more »

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Henry: Poor Mr. Highway, he's thinking about the end. He's had enough of this terrible life.
Mark: [Bewildered] What?
Henry: Say goodbye.
[Henry pushes Mr. Highway off the ramp]
Mark: NO!
[a massive car pileup results]
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Good. Dark. Realistic.
20 July 2003 | by (ARKANSAS) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies. Macaulay Culkin was excellent in this. The Good Son is about Mark(Elijah Wood), a young boy suffering in the recent loss of his mother, going to visit his aunt, uncle, and two cousins in Maine while his dad takes a business trip to Tokyo. Cousin Henry Evans(Macaulay Culkin) is Mark's age and they soon become good friends and have loads of fun each day, but soon Mark starts to see another side of Henry when they start putting some of Henry's ideas into action, including throwing a dummy called Mr.Highway over an overpass that causes a huge multi car wreck and a big smile on Henry's face, and shooting a dog with a homemade gun. Mark starts to think Henry deliberatly tried to kill his liitle brother years ago, and is plotting to kill the rest of the family. This movie is a bit disturbing, but good all the same.

Rated R for Violence and Language.


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