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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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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Five different endings were shot for this movie, and the released one is the tamest one. See more »

Goofs

When Paul Duncan is driving, a Canadian flag is just about visible in the background. See more »

Quotes

Paul Duncan: I swear, I'll tell the whole goddamn world what you've done.
Richard Wells: What WE'VE done, Paul. WE.
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Referenced in 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days: Quick Takes Volume 1 (2017) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Published by Summy-Birchard Music c/o Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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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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