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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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A gonosz igazi arca (The true face of evil) (Hungarian DVD) See more »

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Drama | Horror | 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)  »

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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Jesse Bradford was originally slated to play Henry, but Macaulay Culkin's father wanted his son to star in the movie, saying he would pull Macaulay out of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) if he wasn't cast in 'The Good Son'. Fox agreed due to Macaulay's bankability. See more »

Goofs

After Henry talks with Dr. Davenport, he and Mark talk in the tree-house. When Mark is sliding down the fire-hose, he stops to listen to Henry's threat and you can see Mark's safety line under his hand next to the fire-hose. 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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Music composed by Elmer Bernstein
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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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