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The Good Son ()


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

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Henry
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Mark
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Susan
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Jack
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Wallace
Jacqueline Brookes ...
Alice
Quinn Culkin ...
Connie
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Janice
Guy Strauss ...
Arizona Doctor
Keith Brava ...
Doctor in Blackport
Jerem Goodwin ...
Factory Worker
Andria Hall ...
Woman Reporter
Bobby Huber ...
Axe Man
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Ice Man
Susan Hopper ...
Woman at Rescue
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Richard in Picture
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher C. Murphy ...
Young Man Next to Swing Set at Park (uncredited)
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Hockey Player (uncredited)

Directed by

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Joseph Ruben

Written by

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Ian McEwan ... (written by)

Produced by

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Mary Ann Page ... producer
Daniel Rogosin ... executive producer
Joseph Ruben ... producer
Michael E. Steele ... co-producer
Ezra Swerdlow ... executive producer

Music by

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Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

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John Lindley ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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George Bowers

Editorial Department

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Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Phil Hetos ... color timer
Anne O'Brien ... apprentice editor
Greg Speed ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Deborah Aquila

Production Design by

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Bill Groom

Art Direction by

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Rusty Smith

Set Decoration by

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George DeTitta Jr.

Costume Design by

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Cynthia Flynt

Makeup Department

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Bernadette Mazur ... makeup artist
Francesca Paris ... hair department head
Anthony Veader ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Thomas John Kane ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stephen Lee Davis ... assistant director (as Steve Davis)
Jack Gill ... second unit director
Barbara M. Ravis ... assistant director
Michael E. Steele ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Bobby Anderson ... picture cars
Lance Cheatham ... set dresser
Peter C. Clarke ... assistant property master
Christine Kaseta Cornelius ... scenic artist (as Chris Kaseta-Cornelius)
Gerald DeTitta ... leadman
Tempest S. Farley ... set dresser
Ray Fisher ... set dresser
Marc Fisichella ... set designer
Paul W. Gorfine ... scenic artist
David Gulick ... property master
Eric Matheson ... construction foreman
Butch McCarthy ... second greensman (as John 'Butch' McCarthy)
Eugene Pope ... carpenter
Paul Richards ... set dresser
Mark Sarver ... carpenter
Robert Schleinig ... set dresser
Lisa Shaftel ... art special effects
Kurt Smith ... gangboss
Theodore Suchecki ... propmaker
Michael Tavani ... construction foreman
Sylvia Trapanese ... scenic artist
Joe Wood ... construction coordinator

Sound Department

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Elisha Birnbaum ... foley supervisor
Stan Bochner ... supervising sound editor
Louis Cerborino ... sound editor
Richard P. Cirincione ... sound editor
Stuart Emanuel ... sound editor
Tom Fleischman ... re-recording mixer
Tony Grocki ... assistant sound editor
Alan Jacques ... cable person
Richard King ... sound effects editor
Jeff Kliment ... dialogue editor
Harry Peck Bolles ... assistant sound editor
Ira Spiegel ... sound editor
Brian Vancho ... foley artist

Special Effects by

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Terry Sonderhoff ... special effects technician
David Neil Trifunovich ... special effects supervisor (as Neil Trifunovich)

Visual Effects by

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Elizabeth Maxwell Keith ... digital compositor
Paul Taglianetti ... visual effects coordinator: Video Image (uncredited)

Stunts

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Joni Avery ... stunts
Rick Avery ... stunts
Gregory J. Barnett ... stunts
Kenny Bates ... stunts
Nick Brett ... stunts
Debbie Lee Carrington ... swimming stunts
Michael Cassidy ... aerial stunts
Mickey Cassidy ... stunt double: Macully Culkin
Edward Conna ... stunts
Christopher Epper ... stunts
Glory Fioramonti ... stunts
Andy Gill ... assistant stunt coordinator
Jack Gill ... stunt coordinator
Debbie Greg ... stunts
Gene Harrison ... stunt driver / stunts
Scott Hubbell ... stunts / underwater stunt coordinator
Colette Irving ... ice skating stunts
Eli Irving ... ice skating stunts
Henry Kingi ... stunts
Kristy McGill ... aerial stunts
Larry Nicholas ... aerial stunts
Noon Orsatti ... stunts
Spiro Razatos ... stunts
Mark Stefanich ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bob Becchio ... additional assistant camera
Richard L. Carden ... dolly grip
Mark J. Casey ... electrician
Ian Cohen ... electrician
David Crone ... steadicam operator
Michael DiIeso ... rigger
Tab Fivecoat ... rigging grip
Barbara Hanania ... additional assistant camera
Andy Harris ... second assistant camera
Kerry Hayes ... still photographer
David Larue ... grip
Larry McCarron ... best boy grip
Stan McClain ... camera operator: Wescam camera
Larry McConkey ... steadicam operator
Rebekah V. Michaels ... camera trainee
Peter Norman ... camera operator
David Norris ... camera technician: Wescam camera
Timothy O'Toole ... video assist operator
Brian A. Pitts ... rigging electrician
Van Redin ... still photographer
Pamela Rittelmeyer ... second assistant camera
Eric Swanek ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Talarico ... camera assistant
William M. Weberg ... grip
Kenneth Zunder ... director of photography: second unit (as Ken Zunder)

Casting Department

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Raquel Osborne ... extras casting
Carolyn Pickman ... location casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Elizabeth Feldbauer ... wardrobe supervisor
Debbie Holbrook ... key costumer
Cassy McEvoy ... costumer
Juliet Polcsa ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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David Collins ... assistant location manager
Michael Williams ... location manager
Benjamin C. Dewey ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Emilie A. Bernstein ... orchestrator
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist
Cynthia Millar ... musician: ondes martenot soloist
Bryan Pezzone ... musician: piano
Patrick Russ ... orchestrator
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn
Dan Wallin ... score mixer
John Beal ... composer: trailer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Steve Boyd ... transportation coordinator
Steve De Leon ... uncredited
William O'Brien ... transportation captain
Julio Salazar ... second unit
Jerry Sidwell ... driver

Other crew

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Kevin Anderton ... production assistant
Dorothy Aufiero ... production coordinator
Ronald Arthur Baker ... caterer
Gail Barringer ... assistant accountant
Jay Cannold ... accountant
Anne Gordon ... animal wrangler
Diane Jessup ... animal wrangler
Jason Kasperski ... production assistant
Adrienne King ... looping voices
James MacDonald ... set medic
Sandra McNeil ... studio teacher
Elizabeth A. Miller ... craft service
Frederic Perrin ... caterer
Brigitte Prochaska ... unit publicist
Kim Quam ... set medic
Ken Rance ... production assistant
Margaret L. Schlaifer ... studio teacher
Samantha Timmerman ... script supervisor
Michael Weis ... aerial supervisor
Mike Weis ... aerial supervisor
Earl Wiggins ... aerial coordinator
Craig Winstead ... production assistant
Shane Daniel Wood ... production assistant (as Shane Wood) / stand-in (as Shane Wood)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc ... pilot
Kimberly J. Brown ... additional voice (uncredited)
Riley Kathryn Ellis ... studio executive (uncredited)
Brad Jacques ... production assistant (uncredited)
David H. Kramer ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Troy Antoine LaFaye ... production office assistant: Minnesota (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines In a quiet town...In a comfortable home...In a perfect body...Evil can be as close as someone you love. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le bon fils (France)
  • Das zweite Gesicht (Germany)
  • El buen hijo (Spain)
  • El bon fill (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Ο καλός γιος (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 87 min
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Box Office

Budget $17,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $12,500,000
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $60,417,219

Did You Know?

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Trivia The original director, Michael Lehmann, was replaced due to clashes with Macaulay Culkin's father. See more »
Goofs When Henry and Mark are climbing the tree at the start of the film, a crew member can be seen, dressed all in black, helping Mark on to the platform. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Striking Distance/Into the West/The Age of Innocence/Household Saints/Baraka (1993). See more »
Soundtracks The Good Son See more »
Quotes [Susan walks alone with Henry in the woods to talk about Richard]
Susan: Henry?
Henry: Yes, Mom?
Susan: You have to tell me the truth now. What happened the night Richard died?
Henry: Don't you know?
Susan: I'd like to hear it from you.
Henry: I was downstairs playing.
Susan: [Susan gets down in front of Henry's face] Henry, don't lie to me, alright? Just don't lie to me. Now you tell me... Did you kill Richard?
Henry: What if I did?
Susan: Well, um...
Henry: What, Mom?
Susan: We'll get you help.
Henry: You don't look too good, Mom. Looks like you need the help.
Susan: You have to trust me, Henry.
Henry: No. No, I can't. You just want to send me away, don't you?
Susan: Why, no. No, I don't.
Henry: You wanna put me in one of those places.
Susan: No, Henry.
Henry: Well, I'd much rather die, you hear me? I'd much rather be dead!
Susan: Henry! Henry, No.
[Susan runs after Henry into the woods]
Susan: Henry? Henry!
Susan: [Susan runs to the cliff of the hill where Henry might've jumped off] Henry! Henry! Henry!
Henry: [Henry comes walking up behind Susan] Looking for me, Mom?
Susan: Oh, Henry
Henry: You really thought I was going to jump, huh? I guess you don't know me very well, Mom.
[Henry runs to take a dash into Susan]
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