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Godsend (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  30 April 2004 (USA)
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A couple agree to have their deceased son cloned, under the supervision of an enigmatic doctor but bizarre things start to happen years after his rebirth.

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After their young son, Adam (Bright), is killed in an accident, a couple (Kinnear, Romijn-Stamos) approach an expert (De Niro) in stem cell research about bringing him back to life through an experimental and illegal cloning and regeneration process. When Adam comes back to them, however, he's.. different... Written by austin4577@aol.com

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Their dreams came true...their nightmares will too. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence including frightening images, a scene of sexuality and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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30 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$89,961 (South Africa) (20 August 2004)

Gross:

$89,961 (South Africa) (20 August 2004)
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The snow scene in the graveyard was unplanned. It was hoped the snow would remain until the scene was completed, and it was. See more »

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When Paul almost hits Adam2 while he's on the bike, the bike was about two feet in front of the car. When Paul is hugging Adam2, the bike's rear wheel is clearly under the car. See more »

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Jessie Duncan: What took you so long?
Paul Duncan: I ran into an old student, I got held up.
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Reasonable Horror Movie With Unsatisfactory Conclusion
26 February 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The teacher Pauld Duncan (Greg Kinnear), the photographer Jessie Duncan (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) and their eight years old son Adam Duncan (Cameron Bright) composes a simple but very happy medium class family. On the day after his eighth birthday, Adam is hit and killed by a car, shaking the stability of the Duncan's family. Some days later, a mysterious doctor Richard Wells (Robert De Niro) approaches to the couple and proposes to make a clone of their deceased son. A new Adam is born, but after his eighth birthday, the boy has horrible nightmares and a weird behavior at school. The reproduction process hides a deep secret, which affects the life of the Duncans. "Godsend" was a great deception for me, since I expected much more from this film. The first three quarters have some flaws, but is scary and hooks the attention of the viewer. However, the conclusion of the story is horrible! I believe that even the director Nick Hamm was not satisfied with the end of the movie, since the American DVD presents four (4) alternative endings, which one of them worse than the original commercial and moralist one. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Enviado" ("The Envoy")


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