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The Prodigy (2019)

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A mother concerned about her young son's disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him.

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Nicholas McCarthy

Writer:

Jeff Buhler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackson Robert Scott ... Miles Blume
Taylor Schilling ... Sarah Blume
Peter Mooney ... John Blume
Colm Feore ... Arthur Jacobson
Paul Fauteux ... Edward Scarka
Brittany Allen ... Margaret St. James
Paula Boudreau ... Dr. Elaine Strasser
Elisa Moolecherry ... Zoe
Olunike Adeliyi ... Rebecca
Janet Land ... Sarah's Mother
Martin Roach ... Dr. Kagen
Byron Abalos ... Penmark Instructor
Ashley Black ... Hailey
Tristan Vasquez Tristan Vasquez ... Dash
Nicholas McCarthy ... Penmark Supervisor
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Storyline

In her much-anticipated foray into the horror-thriller genre, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Taylor Schilling stars in THE PRODIGY as Sarah, a mother whose young son Miles' disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Fearing for her family's safety, Sarah must choose between her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles and a desperate need to investigate what or who is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality becomes frighteningly blurry.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What's Wrong With Miles? See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, disturbing and bloody images, a sexual reference and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Descendant See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,853,061, 10 February 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,856,291, 11 April 2019
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Miles has Heterochromia, a difference in coloration between both eyes (in Miles' case, his right eye is brown and his left eye is blue). See more »

Quotes

Miles Blume: Hey
[points to his eyes individually with a knife]
Miles Blume: which one do you prefer? brown or blue, brown or blue, brown or blue
[last lines]
Margaret St. James: That's what he said to me the night he...
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the credits we hear a possessed Miles humming Scarka's French lullaby. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: What Men Want/The Prodigy (2019) See more »

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Quite disapointing to me
8 February 2019 | by pvamerongenSee all my reviews

After seeing the trailer a couple of time I was quite excited for this movie. When I heard they had to edit some scenes because they were to scary for the test-audience I thought I would finally be seeing an actual horror movie. Unfortunately, this movie did not deliver for me. There were only two scary shots, one which was in the trailer. Furthermore, the movie explained way too much, way too soon for me, following a standard formula without any true twist. There wasn't anything to second guess, no 'did he or didn't he?', no other explanations or roads explored. A very straightforward movie that wasn't all that scary. Disappointing.


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