Good Son

The Good Son

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Director: Joseph Ruben

Cast: Joseph Ruben, Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson

     
 

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Joseph Ruben's 1993 thriller The Good Son comes to DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. This dual-sided disc presents the film with both widescreen and full-frame transfers. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. Special features include a featurette and a trailer.

Overview

Joseph Ruben's 1993 thriller The Good Son comes to DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. This dual-sided disc presents the film with both widescreen and full-frame transfers. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. Special features include a featurette and a trailer.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2004
UPC:
0024543110323
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:26:00
Sales rank:
11,938

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Macaulay Culkin Henry Evans
Elijah Wood Mark Evans
Wendy Crewson Susan Evans
David Morse Jack
Daniel Hugh Kelly Wallace
Jacqueline Brookes Alice Davenport
Quinn Culkin Connie Evans
Deborah Aquila Actor
Ashley Crow Janice
Bobby Huber Axe Man

Technical Credits
Joseph Ruben Director,Producer
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
George Bowers Editor
Cynthia Flynt Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Gill Stunts
Bill Groom Production Designer
Thomas Kane Production Designer
John Lindley Cinematographer
Bernadette Mazur Makeup
Ian McEwan Screenwriter
Peter Norman Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Barbara M. Ravis Asst. Director
Daniel Rogosin Executive Producer
Rusty Smith Art Director
Michael Steele Asst. Director,Co-producer
Ezra Swerdlow Executive Producer
Susumu Tokunow Sound/Sound Designer
Neil Trifunovich Special Effects

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Full Screen
1. Main Titles
2. A Son's Loss
3. Dad's Difficult Decision
4. Masked in Maine
5. Playing With Fire
6. Mad Dogs and Helpless Cats
7. Missing Mom
8. Warning Shot
9. Mr. Highway
10. Analyzing Evil
11. Hide and Seek
12. On Thin Ice
13. Cries and Lies for Help
14. Ducking Responsibility
15. Susan's Choice
16. End Credits
Side #2 -- Widescreen
1. Main Titles
2. A Son's Loss
3. Dad's Difficult Decision
4. Masked in Maine
5. Playing With Fire
6. Mad Dogs and Helpless Cats
7. Missing Mom
8. Warning Shot
9. Mr. Highway
10. Analyzing Evil
11. Hide and Seek
12. On Thin Ice
13. Cries and Lies for Help
14. Ducking Responsibility
15. Susan's Choice
16. End Credits

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The Good Son 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie takes you into a spot totally unexpected. You can't believe you saw him do what he just did type of thing. It definately is an edge of your seat thriller.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was quite shocking, but in a good way. I totaly recommend this movie, but does anyone know if it will be put on DVD anytime soon? Well it does, I'm definatly buying it from bn.com!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the movie.But i saw it when i was about 3,maybe 4.My parents let me watch it.I loved it.I remember it so well.Its just i didnt know Elijah wood was in it,But i knew Macaulay Culkin was. I think Everyone should see it.If you can handle watching 'the ring' you can handle watching this movie.(Which isnt really scary at all!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
The plot of this story was great, yet a little disturbing. Elijah Wood's acting was great (especially for his age), but Culkin needs some work. This movie was very cross-cast, but I think it made it more interesting to watch. This was the first movie that Culkin acually acted in instead of standing around and looking cute. For his first real acting movie, I think he did pretty well, but it still needs some work. This movie was really great. I don't think it should be rated R. Maybe PG-13. There wasn't that many bad things in it, although it was quite violent. It could scare kids under the age of 14 or 15.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a very disterbing but a very well done especialy towards the end not suitable for persons under 15
Guest More than 1 year ago
Elijah Wood plays ''Mark'' in this film, a child saddened by the loss of his mother and temporary separation from his father. He's sent to live with relatives, and comes to believe that his aunt is his mother reincarnated. This idea in itself would have been a lovely one, but that's not what this film is really about. Instead, it revolves around ''Henry'' (Macaulay Culkin), a sociopathic youngster who, successfully murders his infant brother (over a rubber ducky) and avoids prosecution (because everyone thinks the bathtub drowning was an accident). It's a particularly ugly film, in the vein of ''The Bad Seed'', but done with none of the panache. Rather than being eerie and mystifying, it only succeeds to disgust. This is not to say that Elijah Wood's performance isn't worth seeing; it is. It's the story itself, and Culkin's bland response to the bedlam his character produces in the film that are disturbing to watch. In fact, although Culkin received all of the media attention for this film, it was Wood's performance that got the most raves from reviewers, and in this film, Wood is doubtless the superior actor. ((Culkin's last lines in the film (before the scream) are delivered with ineffectual flatness. Wood's last lines in the film are filled with emotion and tremulous fear.)) Synopsis: Once he's literally ''gotten away with murder'' Henry looks for other havoc to manufacture. He sees Mark, first, as a possible accomplice in his mayhem -- shooting a dog with a bolt from a hand-made crossbow, causing a multi-car pile-up on a nearby highway, and other hideous endeavors -- but when he sees that Mark is repulsed by his actions, Henry then turns on Mark as a rival and a scapegoat. None of the adults want to believe that Henry is a murderous, evil child, in fact, they all believe for a while that Mark is hysterical and suffering from delusions when he tries to warn them about Henry's violent proclivities... especially when, in one of Wood's best scenes in the film, Mark believing Henry has poisoned all of the food in the family refrigerator, frantically tries to stuff it all down the garbage disposal. The final scene of the two boys hanging by their wrists over a seaside cliff is a heart-stopper.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw it when i was 3. But then I saw it when I was 10 it was great seeing it again! But the only thing that bothers me is that it's rated R. C'mon it's over rated I've seen PG-13 movies worse than this. It only has one really bad word! Also the end is very shocking. So watch it. You'll be glad,you did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie was excellent; a complete triumph! The actors were perfect for the parts. The Drama was awsome and it wasn't too freaky, just enough to make the movie perfect. But it should not have been raded 'R' definatly a mess up there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was very dramatic. The story line was exellent. Elijah was absolutely splendid in this movie. I defiently recommend this movie. It was abit over-rated though. It should really have been M15+.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked the movie a lot. It was very suspenseful and great. I really dont think it shouldve been rated R though. I mean, it only had one really bad word in it.Wasnt a big deal. If anything, I think it should've been rated PG-13. But other than that, it was a great movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the movie was good and the acting was great. But it didn't deserve an ''R'' rating. I mean c'mon there wasn't any gushing blood, major deaths, huge cursing or nudity. There was just the intent of violence by some little kid, that was it. This movie was overrated while there are other movies out there being underrated. A ''PG 13'' Is what I would give it atleast.