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The Good Son Details


Macaulay Culkin tries for a change of pace playing a schoolyard psychotic in The Good Son. When 12-year-old son Mark (Elijah Wood) is his mother's side as she's dying of cancer, she makes him promise her that she won't die. When she does die, Mark is consumed with grief, as well as guilt that he couldn't keep his promise. Mark's father Jack (David Morse) has to go away for a two week business trip to Tokyo shortly after his wife's death. Thinking that the blustery Maine environment will do him good, he drops Mark off with the family of his Uncle Wallace (Daniel High Kelly). At first, Mark is withdrawn, but soon he begins to warm to his Aunt Susan (Wendy Crewson), his cousin Connie (Quinn Culkin), and particularly his cousin Henry (Macauley Culkin). Mark and Henry pal around together, but Mark begins to notice some of Henry's ideas of fun differ significantly from his own. For example, Henry demonstrates his homemade crossbow by killing the neighbor's dog, and shows Mark his dummy (called "Mr. Highway") that he drops from an overpass onto a highway, causing a 10-car pileup. Mark begins to suspect that the death of Henry's baby brother wasn't an accident, and it appears Henry is now making plans to rub out his sister. But when Mark tries to warn Henry's parents of their son's homicidal tendencies, they refuse to listen to him. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:September 24, 1993


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


Joseph Ruben
Joseph Ruben
Mary Anne Page
Ian McEwan
John Lindley
Elmer Bernstein
Composer (Music Score)
George Bowers
Bill Groom
Production Designer
Thomas Kane
Production Designer
Michael Steele
Ezra Swerdlow
Executive Producer
Daniel Rogosin
Executive Producer
Cynthia Flynt
Costume Designer
Susumu Tokunow
Sound/Sound Designer
Neil Trifunovich
Special Effects
Michael Steele
First Assistant Director
Jack Gill
Bernadette Mazur
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc