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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.

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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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Scare as Hell! 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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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 »

Goofs

As Jessie walks to the photo gallery, her coat changes from a non-hooded coat to a hooded coat when she stops to look in the window. As she walks inside, she again has the non-hooded coat. When she walks out and down the street to take the call from Richard, she has the hooded coat again with sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

[after the fight in the church]
Richard Wells: [in his car slapping the horn all shaken up] Why? Why? Why, didn't he listen?
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Connections

Referenced in 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days: Quick Takes Volume 1 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Far Away
Written by Ali Dee and Vincent Alfieri
Performed by Dana Schneider
Published by Canvas One Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Deetown Productions
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"Dad, did I die?"
3 October 2004 | by Backlash007See all my reviews

What can I say about Godsend that hasn't already been said? Probably not much. It was just so...blah. I'm convinced that there could have been a good movie here. I mean Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn, and Robert Deniro! Come on! This should have been a much better film. The premise was good: a couple lose their only son and are given a chance to bring him back through the possibly amoral process of cloning. If they would have listened to Jud Crandall they would have realized that "sometimes dead is better." It was just terribly hard to sit through and the ending was really lame. I have to blame the writer. You know why? Because there are 4 alternate endings on the DVD and they all suck too. Either he just didn't know how to end it or perhaps the studio wasn't pleased. Either way, it's completely avoidable.


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