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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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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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If someone you love was taken from you, how far would you go to bring him back from the dead? 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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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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Right after the son is killed, there is a close up shot of the family answering machine. This model of Panasonic answering machine does not have a protruding round red LED to signal new messages. It has a rectangular LED that is flush to the body of the machine. 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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The Amazing Mozzarellas
Written by Jim Blake
Performed by Jim Blake
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For God's sake!!
23 December 2005 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

If you want to watch the "Godsend" go dig out the original 1980 flick. Although not quite the same story - it leaves this for dead! An exercise in how to completely antagonise an audience. The thing appears to be the result of almost daily-re-writes and a veritable conga-line of replaced directors (It wasn't) In support of the theory the makers had no idea what they were trying to achieve, the DVD itself has no less than FOUR alternate endings - three of which are better than the theatrical release.

The end result is neither scary, horrific, edgy...or even interesting! Up until the "Hey, have I got a cloning offer for you?" sequence, the flick had possibilities - not many admittedly...but some at least! You've got De Niro spouting epithets of medical babble but at least "looking" purposeful. Kinnear with all the charisma of a dead lemur and the ever statuesque Rebecca Romijn-Stamos taking up the slack as "Adam's" mom. Speaking of "Adam," (Cameron Bright)...has any kid ever had less cinematic appeal? When all is said and done.....nothing much is explained and the film simply "stops" rather than ends. Personally I think the IMDb's 4.7 is overly kind!


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