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Brightburn (2019)

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What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Director:

David Yarovesky

Writers:

Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Banks ... Tori Breyer
David Denman ... Kyle Breyer
Jackson A. Dunn ... Brandon Breyer
Abraham Clinkscales ... Royce
Christian Finlayson ... Fauxhawk
Jennifer Holland ... Ms. Espenschied
Emmie Hunter ... Caitlyn
Matt Jones ... Noah McNichol
Meredith Hagner ... Merilee McNichol
Becky Wahlstrom ... Erika
Terence Rosemore ... P.E. Teacher
Gregory Alan Williams ... Sheriff Deever
Elizabeth Becka ... Principal
Annie Humphrey ... Deputy Aryes
Steve Agee ... EJ
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Storyline

After a difficult struggle with fertility, Tori Breyer's dreams of motherhood come true with the arrival of a mysterious baby boy. Brandon appears to be everything Tori and her husband, Kyle, ever wanted -- bright, talented and curious about the world. But as Brandon nears puberty, powerful darkness manifests within him, and Tori becomes consumed by terrible doubts about her son. Once Brandon begins to act on his twisted urges, those closest to him find themselves in grave danger. Written by twiztedhollow60

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Imagine What He Could Become See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/bloody images, and language. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In many scenes, Brandon wears combinations of blue, red and yellow, the main colors in Superman's traditional outfit. (This tactic was also used on the character Clark Kent in the TV series "Smallville.") See more »

Goofs

(At around 1 hour 14 min) Brandon flew thru the house creating a hole in the wall in front of his mother, who was hiding under the counter. The hole clearly expanded below the counter top with dust coming out floating toward her. The second shot after that shows the same wall, level with the counter top, with no hole and no dust whatsoever. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kyle Breyer: Are you okay?
Tori Breyer: Mm-hmm.
Kyle Breyer: Oh, I like this. Maybe this time we get lucky and make a baby?
Tori Breyer: Let's just have some fun.
Kyle Breyer: Oh, I like fun.
Tori Breyer: Just shut up and kiss me.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There are a few short scenes during the first part of the end credits where news reports and a conspiracy theorist reveal there are other super beings, including a half-man/half-sea creature and a witch who chokes her victims with a rope. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version is cut in two scenes to reduce strong gory images in order to obtain a '15' rating. See more »


Soundtracks

Three Little Birds
Written by Bob Marley
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Amazing concept falls short
24 June 2019 | by goodriddance_92See all my reviews

This film has so much promise, it just lacks a special kind of substance. I had rather high hopes for it but it just lacked a killer blow. Maybe they're saving something bigger for a sequel. The biggest moments they saved as a sizzle reel during the credits? I guess they ran out of budget or something. The horror elements were cool, the kid was actually pretty decent. Just wanted more.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brightburn See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,845,658, 26 May 2019

Gross USA:

$17,300,439

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,893,421
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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