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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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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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On April 30th, evil is born. See more »


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

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$14,379,751
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Trivia

Before the release of this movie, Lions Gate Films set up two official websites: one conventional site with movie information, and one site that appeared to be a promotional tool for the (fictional) cloning institute depicted in the movie. The website gave an email address and phone number (1-888-699-2672) for the "Godsend Institute;" calling the number resulted in a recorded message giving the institute's office hours. Several news outlets reported that when a few bereaved parents called or emailed the fake institute to inquire about having their children genetically reconstituted, the studio started responding to them and explaining that it was just a movie tie-in and not a real laboratory. Similar advertisements for fictional medical procedures and clinics were also produced as parts of the advertising campaigns for Gattaca (1997) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). See more »

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Misspelling of the word "Disappearance" in one of the newspaper headlines at the end of the movie See more »

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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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 2004 (2005) See more »

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Written by Norman Jones
Performed by Norman Jones and Duané Neillson
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You'll be more scared that you paid $10 to see it...
25 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

A film that felt like a 2nd-tier student film, it had:

-a horribly acted and unnecessary intro

-an ending without purpose or any sort of closure (heck, forget closure, it didn't even have any sort of explanation for its existence!)

-cardstock characters without any hint of characterization or background

  • a Haley 'Clone' Osmont - that kid was trying so hard to be Haley it hurt to watch. One is bad enough, do we really *need* two??


-HORRIBLE pacing - the moments of tension were strewn haphazardly throughout a film that couldn't decide whether it wanted to be horror, suspense, mystery, science-fiction, drama, etc.

-More holes in the plot than Courtney Love has track marks...and a plot that will end around the same time she quits drugs

-More gratuitous breast and pantie shots of Rebecca Romijn-Stamos-No-Longer than of Sigourney Weaver in all four Aliens films combined

I could go on but I've run out of patience. Do yourselves a favour and STAY FAR FAR AWAY from this one... 3/10


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