Bless the Child

Synopsis: Omens and concepts of good vs. evil have no place in Maggie O'Connor's well-ordered, practical universe. Her life revolves around her job as a nurse at a busy New York hospital, until one rainy night, her sister Jenna abandons her newborn, autistic daughter at her home. Maggie takes the baby in, and she becomes the daughter she never had. Six years later Jenna suddenly re-appears with a mysterious new husband, Eric, and abducts Cody. Despite the fact that Maggie has no legal rights to Cody, FBI agent John Travis, an expert in ritual homicide and occult-related crime, takes up her cause when he realizes that Cody shares the same birth date as several other recently missing children. The little girl, it soon becomes clear, is more than simply "special." She manifests extraordinary powers that the forces of evil have waited centuries to control, and her abduction sparks a clash between the soldiers of good and evil that can only be resolved, in the end, by the strength of one small child
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Director(s): Chuck Russell
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

It's Catholic. I don't know whether|that's any problem for you.

No. I was brought up|a Catholic.

Just so it's not|too religious.

And later, if her condition|gets more severe--

[Woman On TV]|I welcome you with open arms.

- It gets better every time.|- I've sponsored your appointment,

because I feel you are the most|able statesman in all Freedonia.

[Man] That covers a lot of ground.|You cover a lot of ground yourself.

Leave in a taxi. If you can't get|a taxi, you can leave in a huff.

If that's too soon, you can|leave in a minute and a huff.

You haven't stopped talking|since I came here.

You must have been vaccinated|with a phonograph needle.


- [TV Shuts Off]|- What is it?

Cody! Cody!

Cody, Cody.

It's okay, baby girl.|It's okay, baby girl.

It's all right.|It's okay.

Just relax.|Take a big, deep breath.

Go--|[ Inhales ]

- Is she okay?|- Yes. She does this sometimes.

Look, I gotta get going.|I've gotta be up early tomorrow.

-All right.|-I got a pretty busy week this week,

but I'll--|I'll call you... soon.

That would be nice.

[ Murmuring ]|Don't leave in a huff.

- [Door Closes]|- Leave in a minute and a huff.

Now where is that mouse?

Right here?

Is that him?

I want you to get|some sleep, okay?


Good night, sweetheart.

Time to work|on the picture board, Cody.

Cody. Cody.

- Don't you want to work?|- Please, Sister, after you.

Well, thank you, but we're|not working on our manners today.

Maybe we should.

No work.|Sister Rosa go work. Good-bye.

Cody, your aunt is here for you.

[ Voice Whispers, Indistinct]

[ Voice Whispers, Indistinct]


- Martin Casillas?|- Yeah?

Martin, you remember me.|I'm a friend of your father's.

You were at my house last year.

- You're six, aren't you?|- Yeah.

- Good. You like dogs?|- Sure.

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Thomas Rickman

Thomas Rickman (8 June 1776 – 4 January 1841), was an English architect and architectural antiquary who was a major figure in the Gothic Revival. He is particularly remembered for his Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of English Architecture (1817), which established the basic chronological classification and terminology that are still in widespread use for the different styles of English medieval ecclesiastical architecture. more…

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