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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.

Director:

Nicholas McCarthy

Writer:

Jeff Buhler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor Schilling ... Sarah Blume
Jackson Robert Scott ... Miles Blume
Peter Mooney ... John Blume
Colm Feore ... Arthur Jacobson
Paul Fauteux ... Edward Scarka
Brittany Allen ... Margaret
Paula Boudreau ... Dr. Strasser
Elisa Moolecherry ... Zoe
Olunike Adeliyi ... Rebecca
Janet Land ... Sarah's Mother
Martin Roach ... Dr. Kagan
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.

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What's Wrong With Miles? See more »


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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Trivia

Miles was born on August 22, 2010. August 22 also happens to be the birthday of Colm Feore who plays Arthur Jacobson. See more »

Goofs

David Bowie's eyes were the product not of heterochromia but a teenage fistfight with his school pal (and, later, lifetime artistic partner) George Underwood over a girl that resulted in anisocoria, a condition in which a person's eyes have different-size pupils. 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 »


Soundtracks

Ninety Nine Pounds of Dynamite
Written by Lee Silver
Performed by Buddy Stewart (as Buddy Stuart)
Courtesy of Tru-Gems Records under license from Gravelpit Music
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User Reviews

Better than average.

I usually judge a thriller/horror film by the color of my undies at the end. White means it was lame and not very exciting. Brown, well, you get the idea. When credits came up, I checked and I'm rating this a sunflower yellow. It had some genuinely creepy, jump from your seat moments. But ultimately, I didn't get my panties in a twist.


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Country:

USA | Canada

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

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,853,061, 10 February 2019

Gross USA:

$14,856,291

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,150,265
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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