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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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Evil has many faces 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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In 1988, Michael Klesic was cast in the role of Henry Evans. The film was soon after put on hold due to a lack of funding. A couple of years later, Jesse Bradford was cast as Henry since the original child actors had grown too old for their roles. The project was shelved again and again, the actors out-grew their characters. Finally, the project was once again re-cast and finally shot and released in 1993. See more »

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After a leashless dog chases the kids on the bridge, it is shown barking behind a closed gate. For a brief moment a leash can be seen which reveals that the dog is tied up. 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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Dog Chase
Music composed by Elmer Bernstein
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'Good' movie!
16 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw THE GOOD SON on television a while ago and since then I have rented several times. It seems each time it gets more and more thrilling. It's the first movie I've seen where I was actually scared of the bad character, Henry [Macaulay Culkin] and the first movie I've seen where I find myself routing for the good character, Mark [Elijah Wood]. See, normally I don't get too involved in the movies I'm watching, but with THE GOOD SON, it's impossible not to! This is one of Macaulay Culkin's best movies [and one of his last movies].


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