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The Godsend

The movie The Godsend was based on the book The Godsend.

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Movie details for The Godsend

The movie was released in 1980 and directed by Nick Hamm, who also directed Talk of Angels (1998). The Godsend was produced by Lions Gate. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn, Robert De Niro, Cameron Bright, Merwin Mondesir, Sava Drayton, Jake Simons, Elle Downs, Edie Inksetter, Raoul Bhaneja, Jenny Levine, Thomas Chambers, Munro Chambers, Jeff Christensen, Deborah Odell, Jordan Scherer, Ingrid Veninger, Al Bernstein (III), Tracey Hoyt and Leslie Ann Coles.

 

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While it preys on the emotions of grieving parents, Godsend serves up a few minor shocks in an otherwise frightless supernatural thriller. Greg Kinnear and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos are the once-happy couple whose 8-year-old son (Cameron Bright) has been stru... Read More
While it preys on the emotions of grieving parents, Godsend serves up a few minor shocks in an otherwise frightless supernatural thriller. Greg Kinnear and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos are the once-happy couple whose 8-year-old son (Cameron Bright) has been struck and killed by a car. When a fertility and genetics expert (Robert De Niro) offers them an opportunity to resurrect their boy through a secret, illegal cloning procedure, they don't know that the doctor's hidden agenda will have horrifying repercussions when the "new" son passes his eighth birthday and begins having "night terrors" about another boy who'd suffered a similarly unfortunate fate. Any casual viewer will catch the plot twist early, after which Godsend presses its flimsy premise past the breaking point. There are some eerie moments involving the kid (and Bright has effectively disturbing presence), but wretched dialogue and derivative plotting undermine the talented leads, all of whom seem to be slumming in the B-movie cellar. --Jeff Shannon

Book details for The Godsend

The Godsend was written by Bernard Taylor. The book was published in 1976 by Leisure Books. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Bernard Taylor also wrote Mother's Boys (1988).

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