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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.

Director:

Nicholas McCarthy

Writer:

Jeff Buhler
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3,793 ( 131)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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

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There's Something Wrong With Miles See more »


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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Miles was born on August 22, 2010. August 22 also happens to be the birthday of Colm Feore who plays Arthur Jacobson. 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

Miles Blume: Hey
[points to his eyes individually with a knife]
Miles Blume: which one do you prefer? brown or blue, brown or blue, brown or blue
[last lines]
Margaret St. James: That's what he said to me the night he...
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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

Don't Bring Me Roses Red
Written by Kennedy Morrison
Performed by Bonnie Guitar
Courtesy of Pop-Up 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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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

Gross USA:

$14,856,291

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,150,265
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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