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Godsend (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Fantasy | 30 April 2004 (USA)
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A couple agree to have their deceased son cloned, under the supervision of an enigmatic doctor, but bizarre things start to happen several years after his rebirth.

Director:

Nick Hamm

Writer:

Mark Bomback

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Thomas Chambers ... Jordan Shaw
Munro Chambers ... Max Shaw
Jeff Christensen Jeff Christensen ... Hal Shaw
Deborah Odell ... Tanya
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Storyline

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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Their dreams came true...their nightmares will too. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence including frightening images, a scene of sexuality and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El enviado del mal See more »

Filming Locations:

King City, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,800,617, 2 May 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,379,751
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robert De Niro had originally planned on merely providing a brief cameo for the film. However, after Director Nick Hamm heard De Niro would be interested in his project, he asked De Niro to participate in a few more scenes that were all filmed within a week. De Niro later regretted this because his name was "splashed over all the advertisements". See more »

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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 »

Quotes

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 »

Soundtracks

The Amazing Mozzarellas
Written by Jim Blake
Performed by Jim Blake
Published by Extreme Music Library PLC
Courtesy of Extreme Productions Music
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Reasonable Horror Movie With Unsatisfactory Conclusion
26 February 2005 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

The teacher Pauld Duncan (Greg Kinnear), the photographer Jessie Duncan (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) and their eight years old son Adam Duncan (Cameron Bright) composes a simple but very happy medium class family. On the day after his eighth birthday, Adam is hit and killed by a car, shaking the stability of the Duncan's family. Some days later, a mysterious doctor Richard Wells (Robert De Niro) approaches to the couple and proposes to make a clone of their deceased son. A new Adam is born, but after his eighth birthday, the boy has horrible nightmares and a weird behavior at school. The reproduction process hides a deep secret, which affects the life of the Duncans. "Godsend" was a great deception for me, since I expected much more from this film. The first three quarters have some flaws, but is scary and hooks the attention of the viewer. However, the conclusion of the story is horrible! I believe that even the director Nick Hamm was not satisfied with the end of the movie, since the American DVD presents four (4) alternative endings, which one of them worse than the original commercial and moralist one. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Enviado" ("The Envoy")


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