The Good Son (film)

1993 psychological thriller film directed by Joseph Ruben / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Good Son is a 1993 American psychological thriller film directed by Joseph Ruben and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It was written by English novelist Ian McEwan. Its story follows a young boy named Mark who, after the death of his mother, is sent to stay with his aunt and uncle while his father is away on business. While there he meets his cousin Henry, who shows signs of violent and evil behavior. It stars Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse, Daniel Hugh Kelly, and Jacqueline Brookes.

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The Good Son
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJoseph Ruben
Written byIan McEwan
Produced byJoseph Ruben
Mary Ann Page
CinematographyJohn Lindley
Edited byGeorge Bowers
Music byElmer Bernstein
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • September 24, 1993 (1993-09-24)
Running time
83 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$17-28 million[2]
Box office$60.6 million[3]

The film was produced by Joseph Ruben and Mary Ann Page and was released on September 24, 1993. It grossed $12.5 million during its opening weekend and $60.6 million worldwide, against a budget of $17 million.[3][2] It received negative reviews from critics.