IMDb > Godsend (2004)
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Godsend (2004) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 14 | slideshow) Videos
Godsend -- hv post


User Rating:
4.8/10   22,137 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 38% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writer (WGA):
Mark Bomback (written by)
View company contact information for Godsend on IMDbPro.
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 »
Plot Keywords:
(41 articles)
The Lazarus Effect | Review
 (From ioncinema. 27 February 2015, 9:00 AM, PST)

Robert De Niro Gets Taken On ‘Bus 757′
 (From The Hollywood News. 19 May 2014, 10:20 AM, PDT)

High & Low With De Niro: A Retrospective
 (From The Hollywood News. 28 May 2013, 3:00 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Not one to see twice, even with the cloning element. See more (192 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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
Mike Hurst .... assistant adr engineer
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
Mike Chute .... stunt coordinator
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 .... adr voice casting (as Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson)
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
Gabe Turiello .... driver: cast
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

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated PG-13 for violence including frightening images, a scene of sexuality and some thematic material
102 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Jessie Duncan:What took you so long?
Paul Duncan:I ran into an old student, I got held up.
See more »
Make It BounceSee more »


Why don't the night terrors and memories manifest until Adam is eight years old?
Where does the story take place?
How does cloning work?
See more »
70 out of 88 people found the following review useful.
Not one to see twice, even with the cloning element., 16 July 2004
Author: Rob_Taylor

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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (192 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Godsend (2004)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
'Boobies'? SCBUFF52
My Godsend Rview clarklarry1
Why did it take 8 years? (spoiler) servo75
Fight between Souls kelani
my idea for the ending richardsixone
Is this the most funny film ever? SDunne17
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Pet Sematary The Glass House In a Better World Spider-Man Spider-Man 3
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.