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The Prodigy (2019)

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A mother concerned about her young son's disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him.

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Nicholas McCarthy

Writer:

Jeff Buhler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor Schilling ... Sarah Blume
Jackson Robert Scott ... Miles Blume
Peter Mooney ... John Blume
Colm Feore ... Arthur Jacobson
Paul Fauteux ... Edward Scarka
Brittany Allen ... Margaret
Paula Boudreau ... Dr. Strasser
Elisa Moolecherry ... Zoe
Olunike Adeliyi ... Rebecca
Janet Land ... Sarah's Mother
Martin Roach ... Dr. Kagan
Byron Abalos ... Penmark Instructor
Ashley Black ... Hailey
Tristan Vasquez Tristan Vasquez ... Dash
Nicholas McCarthy ... Penmark Supervisor
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Storyline

In her much-anticipated foray into the horror-thriller genre, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Taylor Schilling stars in THE PRODIGY as Sarah, a mother whose young son Miles' disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Fearing for her family's safety, Sarah must choose between her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles and a desperate need to investigate what or who is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality becomes frighteningly blurry.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There's Something Wrong With Miles See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, disturbing and bloody images, a sexual reference and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Descendant See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,853,061, 10 February 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,856,291, 11 April 2019
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The now infamous scene at the end of the first trailer, along with other scenes, had to be re-edited for test audiences due to their intense scare factor. See more »

Goofs

David Bowie's eyes were the product not of heterochromia but a teenage fistfight with his school pal (and, later, lifetime artistic partner) George Underwood over a girl that resulted in anisocoria, a condition in which a person's eyes have different-size pupils. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Sarah Blume: You took my son's soul... you can't have his body
[is suddenly shot by a farmer]
Miles Blume: [pretending to be scared] She was going to kill me
Sarah Blume: [dying] No... no... no
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the credits we hear a possessed Miles humming Scarka's French lullaby. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: What Men Want/The Prodigy (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Ninety Nine Pounds of Dynamite
Written by Lee Silver
Performed by Buddy Stewart (as Buddy Stuart)
Courtesy of Tru-Gems Records under license from Gravelpit Music
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Enjoyable
28 April 2019 | by steveevans-35154See all my reviews

This is decent movie . The boy is exceptional and gives a very scary performance at times. I do think it's hard to make a decent horror now and obviously you think of Damian. It's not that good but the suspense is good with plenty of jumpy bits. It's well worth a watch.


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