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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

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Jeff Buhler
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Cast

Credited cast:
Taylor Schilling ... Sarah
Brittany Allen ... Margaret St. James
Jackson Robert Scott ... Miles
Colm Feore ... Arthur Jacobson
Peter Mooney ... John
Elisa Moolecherry ... Zoe
Olunike Adeliyi ... Rebecca
Paul Fauteux ... Edward Scarka
Paula Boudreau ... Dr. Elaine Strasser
David Kohlsmith ... Miles at 5 Years Old
Ashley Black ... Hailey
Martha Girvin ... Foster Mom
Byron Abalos ... Penmark Instructor
Ava Augustin ... Penmark Student
Mark Sparks ... Lead S.W.A.T. Officer
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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.

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There's Something 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 »

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USA | Canada | Hong Kong

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

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$7,865,474, 14 February 2019
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The now infamous scene at the end of the first trailer, along with other scenes, had to be re-edited for test audiences due to their intense scare factor. See more »

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

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Another supernatural child killer movie with it's ups and downs
8 February 2019 | by theromanempire-1See all my reviews

This was an interesting effort from the supernatural genre and most specific from the child killer genre which u can place in the category of films like the omen trilogy and stuff like that. the movie started well then it had a few scenario flaws in the middle of the movie u may be bored kinda and then like 30 last minuted the movie finally explained things and those last minutes were the best part of the movie including a few disturbing scenes with the child killer. those scenario flaws here and there (like the mother should realize what's really happening a lot sooner than when she did) were important cause those kind of movies need to be as realistic as can be to be...real scary movies. Anyways it could have been a lot better but still it gets easily the average grade and then some.

from me it's a C+ // 6 out of 10

u can check this out and judge for yourselves. the ending leaves the door open for a sequel.


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