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The Good Son (1993)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  24 September 1993 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for acts of violence and terror involving a disturbed child | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ángel malvado  »

Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)


$44,594,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael Klesic was originally cast in the role of Henry Evans in 1988. The film was soon later put on hold due to lack of funding. A couple years later Jesse Bradford was cast as Henry Evans 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 »


In the first wide shot of the freeway wreck, the Ford pick-up with trailer rear-ends the first car and follows it sideways off the road. In the close-up of the station wagon hitting the trailer, the first car is gone and the pick-up is back on the road, before sliding off again. See more »


[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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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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