Bless the Child (2000)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Horror  |  11 August 2000 (USA)
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Omens and concepts of good vs. evil have no place in Maggie O'Connor's well-ordered, practical universe. Her life revolves around her job as a nurse at a busy New York hospital, until one ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenna O'Connor
Det. Frank Bugatti
Sister Rosa
Dimitra Arliss ...
Dahnya (as Dimitra Arlys)
Reverend Grissom
Helen Stenborg ...
Sister Joseph
Matthew Lemche ...
New Dawn Kid at Van
Dan Warry-Smith ...
New Dawn Kid


Omens and concepts of good vs. evil have no place in Maggie O'Connor's well-ordered, practical universe. Her life revolves around her job as a nurse at a busy New York hospital, until one rainy night, her sister Jenna abandons her newborn, autistic daughter at her home. Maggie takes the baby in, and she becomes the daughter she never had. Six years later Jenna suddenly re-appears with a mysterious new husband, Eric, and abducts Cody. Despite the fact that Maggie has no legal rights to Cody, FBI agent John Travis, an expert in ritual homicide and occult-related crime, takes up her cause when he realizes that Cody shares the same birth date as several other recently missing children. The little girl, it soon becomes clear, is more than simply "special." She manifests extraordinary powers that the forces of evil have waited centuries to control, and her abduction sparks a clash between the soldiers of good and evil that can only be resolved, in the end, by the strength of one small child... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, drug content and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 August 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Izabranica tame  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,413,684 (USA) (11 August 2000)


ESP 447,559,152 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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In the original script, a character is deliberately pushed off a subway platform. This had to be changed to an accidental fall before the Toronto Transit Commission would allow filming on its property. See more »


There's an AWARD BIOS SETUP screen visible on the computer that the FBI detective turns off. There's no reason for him to be there and he shouldn't even be able to get to it on a NYPD network. See more »


[first lines]
Woman on Bus: [Haitian accent] Did ya see it yet, darlin'?
Maggie O'Connor: Excuse me?
Woman on Bus: Star of Yakov. What they be callin' the Christmas star. Ain't been seen since Bethlehem. And now it's here.
Maggie O'Connor: That's nice.
Woman on Bus: Oh, yes. It's very nice. It's a good sign for all good people. Means someone special come from God. What do ya think 'bout that?
Maggie O'Connor: I don't know, I - I'm not sure I believe in that king of thing.
Woman on Bus: Oh, that don't matter. It's there if you believe or not believe. It don't care.
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References The Seventh Sign (1988) See more »

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Great supernatural ride
17 December 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Kim Basinger is great in this, great good vs evil, every good deed is high lighted. "A good man is not alone in the world." Great quote.

You'll get film snobs who will over search too many things, but the story and entertainment is top notch, great star in Basinger, good morale and religious overtones. A enjoyable supernatural ride that has elements of horror. It's a story done before with End of Days and Lost Souls, but I like them all, if they dress it up to entertain, then no problem with me, these stories are important and timeless. Good vs Evil, and its done well for me.

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