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Writer (WGA):
Mark Bomback (written by)
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Release Date:
30 April 2004 (USA) See more »
Adam Duncan. Born: December 11, 1987. Died: December 12, 1995. Born September 23, 1996. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Unimaginative and boring chiller that lacks intelligence, originality and chills See more (192 total) »


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Greg Kinnear ... Paul Duncan

Rebecca Romijn ... Jessie Duncan (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos)

Robert De Niro ... Richard Wells

Cameron Bright ... Adam Duncan

Merwin Mondesir ... Maurice, Young Thug

Sava Drayton ... Young Thug #2
Jake Simons ... Dan Sandler

Elle Downs ... Clara Sandler

Edie Inksetter ... Footlocker Cashier

Raoul Bhaneja ... Samir Miklat

Jenny Cooper ... Sandra Shaw (as Jenny Levine)
Thomas Chambers ... Jordan Shaw

Munro Chambers ... Max Shaw
Jeff Christensen ... Hal Shaw

Deborah Odell ... Tanya
Jordan Scherer ... Roy Hazen
Ingrid Veninger ... Mrs. Farr
Al Bernstein ... Godsend Receptionist

Tracey Hoyt ... Delivery Nurse

Leslie Ann Coles ... Patricia Café Owner

Chris Britton ... Dr. Lieber

Marcia Bennett ... Principal Hersch
Mari Trainor ... Godsend Nurse
Ann Holloway ... File Clerk

Zoie Palmer ... Susan Pierce
Janet Bailey ... Cora Williams

Devon Bostick ... Zachary Clark Wells
Mathew Peart ... St. Pius Student
Andrew Chalmers ... St. Pius Student
Sara Tough ... St. Pius Student
Claire Sheasgreen ... St. Pius Student

Melanie Tonello ... St. Pius Student
Matt Robinson ... High School Student
David Rehder ... Mr. Baker
Nancy Hochman ... Mrs. Baker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Clare Stone ... School Girl #5

Lisa Ciara ... Girl at the Carnival (uncredited)
Darrell Hicks ... Doctor (uncredited)

Michael Tommer ... Boy Playing in Yard (uncredited)

Todd Wagner ... Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Nick Hamm 
Writing credits
Mark Bomback (written by)

Produced by
Mark Bomback .... co-producer
Chris Briggs .... associate producer
Christopher Briggs .... associate producer
Michael Burns .... executive producer
Marc Butan .... producer
Mark Canton .... executive producer
Mark Cuban .... executive producer
Jon Feltheimer .... executive producer
Eric Kopeloff .... executive producer
Steve Mitchell .... co-producer
Sean O'Keefe .... producer
Robert Ortiz .... line producer
Michael Paseornek .... executive producer
Cathy Schulman .... producer
Todd Wagner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Brian Tyler 
Cinematography by
Kramer Morgenthau 
Film Editing by
Niven Howie 
Steve Mirkovich 
Casting by
Sarah Finn 
Stephanie Gorin 
Randi Hiller 
Production Design by
Doug Kraner 
Art Direction by
Arvinder Grewal 
Nicolas Lepage 
Jarik Van Sluijs 
Set Decoration by
Amanda Carroll 
Nigel Hutchins 
Susan Ogu 
Costume Design by
Suzanne McCabe 
Makeup Department
Suzanne Benoit .... head of makeup department: Montreal
Suzanne Benoit .... key makeup artist
Susan Exton-Stranks .... hair stylist
Susan Exton-Stranks .... head of hair department: Montreal
Peggy Kyriakidou .... hair stylist
Diane Mazur .... makeup artist
Suzana Neziri .... hair stylist: New York
Carla White .... makeup artist: New York
Production Management
Karl Archambault .... unit manager: Montreal
Karen Gorodetzky .... production manager
Ted Miller .... unit production manager
Carl Pedregal .... post-production supervisor: Los Angeles
Philip Stilman .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gavin Chen .... set trainee assistant director
Tyler Delben .... third assistant director
Jeffrey Lazar .... first assistant director: additional photography
Laurie Mirsky .... first assistant director
Michal Page .... assistant director
John Stoneham Jr. .... second unit director
Don Terry .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Serge Archambault .... key scenic painter: Montréal unit
Charles-André Bertrand .... set decorator: reshoot
David P. Bonanno .... storyboard artist
James Deanes .... painter
David G. Fremlin .... set designer
John Galbraith .... key scenic artist
Jen Gillespie .... product placement coordinator
Kate Grant .... prop buyer
Jason Herriott .... head painter
Rob McCallum .... storyboard artist
Kenny Meinzinger .... property master
Andrij Molodecky .... property master
H. Nancy Pak .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Bob Beher .... sound editor
John Bires .... sound engineer
John Cannon .... first assistant sound editor
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Gasparik .... location sound assistant
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Tony Lamberti .... sound re-recording mixer
John Matter .... additional sound
Bill McMillan .... sound recordist
Jon Mete .... dialogue supervisor
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound designer
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound editor
Tom Ozanich .... sound designer
Unsun Song .... sound re-recordist
Matthew Stark .... boom operator
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Ben Wilkins .... sound editor
Ben Wilkins .... sound effects editor
David Young .... additional sound
Jeff Glueck .... audio engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Marc Auclair .... special effects assistant
Bernard Guay .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Derek Bird .... digital compositor
Erik Dehkhoda .... digital compositor
Bonnie Kanner .... visual effects executive producer: Pixel Magic
David Fred Masselink .... film I/O coordinator
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Adam Stern .... digital compositor
Brittney Banks .... stunt performer
Alexandre Cadieux .... stunt arranger
Jean Frenette .... stunt coordinator
Riley Jones .... stunt performer
Danny Lima .... stunt performer
Danny Lima .... stunts
Tina Mckissick .... stunts
Kevin Rushton .... stunts
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Bryan Thomas .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Anderson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Russel Bowie .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Darren Boyce .... key grip
Phil Calambakas .... best boy grip
Radium Cheung .... gaffer: New York
Ira Cohen .... gaffer
Dave Erlichman .... key rigging grip
Candide Franklyn .... camera operator: "a" camera
Eric Gearity .... key grip: New York
Kerry Hayes .... still photographer
Tom Houghton .... director of photography: New York
H. Christopher Hunter .... dolly grip
Gary Jackiewicz .... grip: New York
Nicolas Marion .... first assistant camera: re-shoots
Paul Michel .... best boy lighting
Simeon Moore .... electrician
Dominique Ricard .... camera operator: "a" camera, re-shoot
Dave Sansford .... generator operator: second unit
Peter Stranks .... still photographer: fine art photography
Peter Stranks .... unit still photographer
Jasper Vrakking .... 24 frame video operator
Paul Zoskey .... 24 frame video operator
Animation Department
Billy D. Choi .... animator
Gary Hebert .... animator
Casting Department
Amy Gossels .... casting: New York City
Kathleen Howell .... casting assistant
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Andrew McNeill .... extras casting assistant
Laura Terry .... casting associate: New York City (as Laura Heath Terry)
Scott D. Moore .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Simonetta Mariano .... costume supervisor
Sheila Radovancevic .... costume truck supervisor
Editorial Department
Kelly Cavill .... second post-production coordinator
Rick Grayson .... editorial assistant
Mark Harris .... first assistant editor: UK
Jennifer Hwang .... post-production coordinator
Janet Ogletree .... first assistant editor
Russell Pawson .... second assistant editor: UK
Jessica Roberts .... post-production assistant
Tolly Swallow .... trainee assistant editor: UK
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Music Department
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator
Joel C. High .... music supervisor
Gary Krause .... music editor
Christine H. Luethje .... music editor
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Brian Tyler .... conductor
Transportation Department
David Di Venanzo .... head driver
David Di Venanzo .... transportation
Bernard Guay .... driver
Susan Shaw .... driver
Other crew
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Drazen Baric .... assistant location manager
Jas Chima .... assistant: Nick Hamm
Donna Croce .... script supervisor
J.C. Cuthbert .... production assistant
Elizabeth Dixon .... business affairs coordinator
Melanie Donkers .... production assistant
Kevin Drysdale .... assistant: Eric Kopeloff (as Kevin 'Splevy' Drysdale)
Pamela Godwin-Austen .... international publicity: Premier PR/Lion's Gate )
Dan Gosse .... daily production assistant
Joel Green .... unit publicist
Pamela B. Green .... producer: main titles
Pamela Hackwell .... contact lens technician
Gary Hebert .... title designer
Kathryn Loraine Hibbs .... production accountant
Lindsey Jaffin .... production secretary: re-shoots
Nancy Klein .... first assistant accountant
Rosemary Lara .... assistant: Mike Paseornek
Daniel MacArthur .... production coordinator: Lions Gate
Stephanie A. Marquardt .... script supervisor: New York
Cam Mason .... assistant: Marc Butan
Robert M. Melnik .... senior vice president of business affairs
Bruno Michels .... production assistant: New York
Curtis A. Miller .... manager of production: Lions Gate
Veronica Miller .... first assistant accountant
Satsuki Mitchell .... executive: 2929 Productions
Kristen Morton .... unit travel coordinator
Anthony David Pace .... location assistant
Nicholas Pappas .... manager: business & legal affairs
Keith Park .... location manager
John Rakich .... assistant location manager
Robin M. Reelis .... assistant production coordinator
Emily Rice .... post-production accountant
Pascual Romero .... publicity and promotions
Daisy Schwartz .... assistant: Mr. De Niro
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Donna Sloan .... senior vice president of production: Lions Gate
Eric Soussanin .... office production assistant: re-shoots
Alan Sutton .... fire safety
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
Melissa Milo .... assistant: Mr. De Niro (uncredited)
Denis O'Sullivan .... assistant: Mr. De Niro (uncredited)
Philip Spurvey .... location scout (uncredited)
Darlene Gorzela .... special thanks
Jon Hamm .... the director wishes to thank

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Rated PG-13 for violence including frightening images, a scene of sexuality and some thematic material
102 min
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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 »
Continuity: At the beginning of the movie, when Paul is mugged by his former student, he drops the present he is carrying and the wrapping becomes loose. When he picks it up, the wrapping is still intact.See more »
Jessie Duncan:What took you so long?
Paul Duncan:I ran into an old student, I got held up.
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Unimaginative and boring chiller that lacks intelligence, originality and chills, 13 May 2007
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Paul and Jessie Duncan live in a rough part of the city but are happy with their lives and their young son Adam. However tragedy strikes when Adam is killed in a car accident right in front of Jessie, leaving the couple broken and lost. At their lowest point they are met by a former tutor of Jessie's, enigmatic doctor Richard Wells. Infamous for this genetic work, Wells claims that he can use DNA from the dead Adam to essentially produce a clone. With Jessie no longer able to have children, the couple agree to the illegal and experimental procedure (which also involves moving to a big empty house) and the new born is soon with them. All is great until Adam reaches eight years old and suddenly the nightmares starts and Adam's behaviour changes.

A few years ago cloning became a hot topic and produced several interesting debates over the moral and ethical issues surrounding it. There were no easy answers and it was/is a topic that is hard to hold a clear view on unless you happen to have it decided for you by your religion. Writer Bomback takes this interesting hotbed of ethical debate and churns out a modern twist on the Omen with few original ideas and nothing of any real interest. The plot just tries to engineer plenty of "creepy" moments with the thinnest of ideas behind them and, as a result I didn't really care that much about any of it. Hamm's solid direction is OK but he can't add much in the way of real chills.

Kinnear and Romijn make for an unlikely couple and they don't have a very convincing relationship. Neither of them have much to work with; they do the basics with the script but they can't raise it and don't even suggest that they would produce the sort of emotions you'd expect from a couple seeing their dead son recreated in front of them. Bright is suitably creepy and he does what is asked of him – the rest isn't his fault. De Niro phones in his performance; he isn't terrible but you can't help feel that he is worth more than this and that he surely can't need the money that much.

Overall then a roundly poor chiller that offers very little other than unimaginative and unoriginal ideas. Not chilling in the least and it just plods its way towards a pointless and annoying conclusion.

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