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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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Jessie Duncan (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos)
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Maurice, Young Thug
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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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On April 30th, evil is born. 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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Adam  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$14,334,645 (USA) (25 June 2004)
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Robert De Niro had originally planned on merely providing a brief cameo for the film - however after director Nick Hamm heard De Niro would be interested in his project, he asked De Niro to participate in a few more scenes that were all filmed within a week. De Niro later regretted this because his name was "splashed over all the advertisements". 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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Adam Duncan: [in a trance] Boobies!
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 2004 (2005) See more »

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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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