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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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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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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 »

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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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