Godsend (2004) - Synopsis

In the tradition of Rosemary's Baby and The Others, this taut and gripping thriller tells the story of devoted parents who are willing to do anything to resurrect their murdered son. GODSEND stars Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear (As Good As It Gets, We Were Soldiers, Auto Focus), and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (X-Men, Simone, Femme Fatale). The film is directed by Nick Hamm, best known for his success with the highly stylized British film The Hole.

When Jessie (Romijn-Stamos) and Paul's (Kinnear) eight year old son Adam is tragically killed on his birthday, Richard (De Niro), a doctor on the forefront of genetic research, befriends his former student Jessie and her husband at the height of their mourning. He leads the couple in a desperate attempt to reverse the rules of nature and clone their son. The experiment is successful and under Richard's watchful eye, Adam grows into a healthy and happy young boy, until his 8th birthday.

After his birthday, things go horribly wrong. The "new" Adam begins to suffer from night terrors and frightening flashbacks as a sinister personality begins to emerge. Jessie and Paul are terrified of their own son and his cold, vacant stare…

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