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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessie Duncan (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos)
Maurice, Young Thug
Jake Simons ...
Sandra Shaw (as Jenny Levine)
Thomas Chambers ...
Jeff Christensen ...
Hal Shaw


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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Plot Keywords:

birthday | boy | doctor | cloning | clone | See All (38) »


When a miracle becomes a nightmare, evil is born. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El enviado  »

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Jessie Duncan: You weren't supposed to see those. Adam, let me explain. Adam?... Zachary?
Adam Duncan: WHAT!
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Written by Norman Jones
Performed by Norman Jones and Duané Neillson
Published by Music NV Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of 2003 Music NV
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God takes a Holiday
9 September 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Occasionally a superb novel creates a huge public following which generates a surge of anticipation when news of it's being transferred onto the silver screen is announced. Such was the case when the novel GODSEND arose from its literary pages and leaped onto the film stage. Excitement increased when the movie trailer enticed potential patrons with scenes of satanic evil and heart-pounding dangers, acted out by stars such as Robert de Niro, Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Stamos, Jessie Duncan and Cameron Bright as Adam Duncan. One can only express disappointment then after watching the film and drawing away to examine its many flaws. The movie is nothing short of a random collection of unexciting scenes, unsympathetic characters, disappointing performances by the very people we'd hoped would save it. If one explores the novel, then sees the film, you'd conclude the director, never read it at all.

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