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The Good Son (1993)

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A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of violent behavior.

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... Henry
... Mark
... Susan
... Jack
... Wallace
Jacqueline Brookes ... Alice
Quinn Culkin ... Connie
... Janice
Guy Strauss ... Arizona Doctor
Keith Brava ... Doctor in Blackport
Jerem Goodwin ... Factory Worker
Andria Hall ... Woman Reporter
Bobby Huber ... Axe Man
... Ice Man
Susan Hopper ... Woman at Rescue
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Storyline

Following his mother's death, Mark is sent to Maine to visit his aunt and uncle while his father goes on a business trip to Tokyo. Mark meets his cousin, Henry, and the two quickly form a friendship. However, Henry begins to show signs of violent behavior that worry Mark. Written by Sam

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El mal tiene muchas caras (Evil has many faces) (Spanish DVD) See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for acts of violence and terror involving a disturbed child | See all certifications »

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24 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ángel malvado  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$44,594,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,417,219
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1.85 : 1
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Jesse Bradford was originally slated to play Henry, but Macaulay Culkin's father wanted his son to star in the movie, saying he would pull Macaulay out of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) if he wasn't cast in 'The Good Son'. Fox agreed due to Macaulay's bankability. See more »

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After Henry talks with Dr. Davenport, he and Mark talk in the tree-house. When Mark is sliding down the fire-hose, he stops to listen to Henry's threat and you can see Mark's safety line under his hand next to the fire-hose. See more »

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[first lines]
Man: [Mark plays soccer with his teammates as they cheer Mark's name] Get the ball!
Mark: Pass it to me!
Boy: Shoot it! Hit it in! Hit it in!
Mark: [Mark scores the goal] Yes! Yes!
Boy: Good goal! Good game.
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Music composed by Elmer Bernstein
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Scary
6 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie was a pretty freaky movie. I mean, I doubt anyone was in that type of situation. But let me tell you, this was the best acting I've seen from a kid besides Haley Joel Osment in the Sixth Sense. It was really scary. I really enjoyed watching this movie and I think it is a classic horror film.


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