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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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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 | 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 ├íngel malvado  »

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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 »

Goofs

The bed shown in Richard's room at the beginning of the movie, seen by Mark, is not the same bed or bed spread shown later in the movie when the mother and father are in Richard's room. See more »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Frasier: The Good Son (1993) See more »

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Mark Arrives
Music composed by Elmer Bernstein
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While it's an OK movie, some scenes are dull
6 July 2003 | by (Over there) – See all my reviews

The Good Son/ ** 1/2 stars.

While this movie has a great plot and some really good acting, it remains as the kind of movie that you only want to watch for the action sequences. It also has some moments that have bad writing and make the characters unrealistic.

The Good Son is about Mark Evans who goes to live with his aunt and uncle after his mother dies. While living there, he starts becoming closer to Henry Evans, Mark's cousin. But soon Mark discovers that Henry isn't as good of a child as he may seem after Henry causes several incidents. But when Mark tries to tell his aunt Susan, he is sent to a therapist after he is believed to be lying.

So, while this movie has it's bad moments, it also has some really good moments as well, and as said before a great plot. Don't miss this movie, give it a chance.


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