The Good Son


A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.

Release Year: 1993

Rating: 6.0/10 (14,770 voted)

Joseph Ruben

Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson

Following his mother's death, Mark is sent to Maine to visit his aunt and uncle while his father goes on a business trip to Tokyo. Mark meets his cousin, Henry, and the two quickly form a friendship. However, Henry begins to show signs of psychotic behavior that worry Mark.


Macaulay Culkin

Henry Evans

Elijah Wood

Mark Evans

Wendy Crewson

Susan Evans

David Morse


Daniel Hugh Kelly

Wallace Evans

Jacqueline Brookes

Alice Davenport

Quinn Culkin

Connie Evans

Ashley Crow


Guy Strauss

Arizona Doctor

Keith Brava

Doctor in Blackport

Jerem Goodwin

Factory Worker

Andria Hall


Bobby Huber

Axe Man

Mark Stefanich

Ice Man

Susan Hopper

Woman at Rescue

In a quiet town…In a comfortable home…In a perfect body…Evil can be as close as someone you love.

Release Date: 24 September 1993

Filming Locations: Beverly, Massachusetts, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $17,000,000


Opening Weekend: $12,500,000

Gross: $44,594,000

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Michael Klesic was originally cast in the role of Henry Evans in 1988. The film was soon later put on hold due to lack of funding. A couple years later Jesse Bradford was cast as Henry Evans because the original child actors had grown to old for their parts. The project was once again put on hold and the same problem happened. Then, was once again re-cast and finally shot and released in 1993.


Revealing mistakes:
When Henry pushes Susan off the ridge, the cable by which she slides down and which she hangs on is clearly visible.


I feel sorry for you, Mark. You just don't know how to have fun.


It's because you're scared all the time. I know. I used to be scared too. But that was before I found out.

Found out what?

That once you realize that you can do anything… you're free. You can fly. Nobody can touch you… nobody. Mark… don't be afraid to fly.

You're sick…

Hey, I promise you something amazing, something you'll never forget. Where's the gratitude?

User Review

5.6 / 10 doesn't justify hood good this movie really is.


If you search for movies with similar rating on a movie like
Johnny English also has 5.6 / 10 & that is a pretty lame movie, where as
this should have something like 7 or 7.5 outta 10. Most of the reviews are
all good here, I bet most of the people that have voted here just gave it a
bad rating because they either hate Macaulay Culkin or Elijah Wood, their
both fine actors. I remember the first time i watched this movie was back in
1995 or something like that when i was about 12 or 13, that was the first
time i saw Elijah Wood in a movie & i said to myself that this guys gonna be
famous when he grows up. Macaulay Culkin's brilliant psychotic acting in
this movie was totally brilliant. Both of these 2 young actors made this
movie work, the bridge scene is totally awesome. My mum doesn't really like
the ending of the movie, & im sure a lot of other mums won't as well. A
great Drama / Thriller, better than most thriller movies of the decade i
give this a 9.5 / 10.