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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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Sandra Shaw (as Jenny Levine)
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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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30 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Adam  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$14,379,751 (USA)
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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 »

Goofs

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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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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Not one to see twice, even with the cloning element.
16 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

I guess this film didn't really grip me. You knew from the start where the film was heading, but it seemed to take its sweet time about getting there. Perhaps that's why I found myself nodding off several times, only to be awoken by the obligatory, and repeated use of, shock tactics throughout the film.

I can't really think of anything positive to say about this film, but neither can I say anything greatly negative. It was neither good, nor bad. In fact, watching it was very much like being trapped in limbo. There was little to stimulate the audience's minds through most of the movie.

It's also irritating to see Hollywood moralising about the evils of cloning through the use of film. I'd hesitate to say it was right, but the last thing reasoned debate on the subject needs is idiot screenwriters cashing in on public fears (and fears that are generated by media misrepresentation, at that) and adding more fuel to the fire. What next, a movie about people turning into flies because they ate genetically modified food crops?

This film isn't very good and you won't be seeing it twice even if you do have the foolishness, like me, to watch it once. Lets just hope that this is one film that Hollywood decides NOT to clone in the future.


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