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Godsend (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 30 April 2004 (USA)
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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birthday | boy | doctor | cloning | clone | See All (38) »

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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$14,379,751 (USA)
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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 »

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Misspelling of the word "Disappearance" in one of the newspaper headlines at the end of the movie See more »

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Jessie Duncan: You weren't supposed to see those. Adam, let me explain. Adam?... Zachary?
Adam Duncan: WHAT!
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 2004 (2005) See more »

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The Amazing Mozzarellas
Written by Jim Blake
Performed by Jim Blake
Published by Extreme Music Library PLC
Courtesy of Extreme Productions Music
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God Awful
30 April 2004 | by (Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

While not the worst movie I've seen, it ranks up there. The plot was very thin and it was not very scary (although there was one surprising twist). The horror elements were very predictable. I suppose I may have been disappointed because I was expecting something more intellectual and instead I watched something akin to _Child's Play_. (A trailer was shown for _Seed of Chucky_.)

Often during the course of the movie, the music would creshendo as if something very scary was about to happen, then the visual would disappoint (especially in the "flashback" scenes).

Although the movie was only 1 hour and 40 minutes long, it seemed to drag on at the end. The ending was bland and uninteresting.


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