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Godsend (2004)

 -  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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Storyline

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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birthday | boy | doctor | cloning | clone | See more »

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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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$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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Adam leaves the bathtub and walks away from the tub leaving the shower curtain open. A little later, the shower curtain is closed See more »

Quotes

Maurice, Young Thug: [to his buddy] You're stupid man, that's just stupid!
Maurice, Young Thug: [sees someone and jumps at them with gun] Hey motherfucker, where's your wallet?
Adam Duncan: [shaken up reaches for it, but then notices person] Maurice?
Maurice, Young Thug: [realizes this person too, shocked quickly switches demeanor] Oh shit, Mr. Duncan?
Young Thug #2: You know this dude?
Adam Duncan: [to buddy thug] I had Maurice in my 9th grade bio class about 5 years ago.
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Adam Duncan: I guess those extra help sessions didn't quite do it for you.
Maurice, Young Thug: [embarrassed about the situation to his buddy] Let's go ...
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Far Away
Written by Ali Dee and Vincent Alfieri
Performed by Dana Schneider
Published by Canvas One Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Deetown Productions
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"Dad, did I die?"
3 October 2004 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

What can I say about Godsend that hasn't already been said? Probably not much. It was just so...blah. I'm convinced that there could have been a good movie here. I mean Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn, and Robert Deniro! Come on! This should have been a much better film. The premise was good: a couple lose their only son and are given a chance to bring him back through the possibly amoral process of cloning. If they would have listened to Jud Crandall they would have realized that "sometimes dead is better." It was just terribly hard to sit through and the ending was really lame. I have to blame the writer. You know why? Because there are 4 alternate endings on the DVD and they all suck too. Either he just didn't know how to end it or perhaps the studio wasn't pleased. Either way, it's completely avoidable.


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