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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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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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El enviado  »

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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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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 »

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When Paul almost hits Adam2 while he's on the bike, the bike was about two feet in front of the car. When Paul is hugging Adam2, the bike's rear wheel is clearly under the car. See more »

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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.
[to Maurice]
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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Happy Birthday to You
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Published by Summy-Birchard Music c/o Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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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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