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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The 8-year-old Adam is killed in a traffic accident. His grieving parents agree to recreate him through experimental and illegal cloning, conducted by an ingenious but pushy geneticist. After eight happy years, a scary door opens between Adam II and someone from the past. Written by Stefan Back

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Adam Duncan. Born: December 11, 1987. Died: December 12, 1995. Born September 23, 1996. 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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$994,672 (Spain) (30 April 2004)

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$89,961 (South Africa) (20 August 2004)
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Before the release of this movie, Lions Gate Films set up two official websites: one conventional site with movie information, and one site that appeared to be a promotional tool for the (fictional) cloning institute depicted in the movie. The website gave an email address and phone number (1-888-699-2672) for the "Godsend Institute;" calling the number resulted in a recorded message giving the institute's office hours. Several news outlets reported that when a few bereaved parents called or emailed the fake institute to inquire about having their children genetically reconstituted, the studio started responding to them and explaining that it was just a movie tie-in and not a real laboratory. Similar advertisements for fictional medical procedures and clinics were also produced as parts of the advertising campaigns for Gattaca (1997) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). See more »

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When Paul steps out of his car on the bridge, Adam's bicycle moves from the middle of the bridge to the side of the bridge, but we don't see anybody move the bicycle. See more »

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[after the fight in the church]
Richard Wells: [in his car slapping the horn all shaken up] Why? Why? Why, didn't he listen?
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Happy Birthday to You
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Published by Summy-Birchard Music c/o Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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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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