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

Well, I found a puppy and I bet he|needs someone to take care of him.

Oh, you're probably|too young to have a puppy.

- No, I could take care of a dog.|- Yeah?

Excellent. Well, he's right|over here in my van.

- Wow. Can I have him?|- Maybe.

We're looking for a very|special little boy, Martin.

If you're the one,|you can have the puppy.

- But first you have to pass a test.|- Like what?

The boy that we're looking for can|do things that nobody else can do,

sort of like magic tricks.

- Do you know any tricks, Martin?|- I don't know.

Well, maybe we can|help you find out.

Bet you that puppy's hungry.|Voila! Here.

Why don't you see if he'll|take that from you. Go on.

What's the matter?|It's only garbage, honey. Come on.

- [Clattering]|- [ Squeaking ]

Hey. Hey!

It's just little mice,

like Mickey Mouse.

It's no big deal.

[Woman On TV] The body|of six-year-old Tania Riley,

the fourth victim|in a series of kidnap murders,

was discovered last night near|a residential area in Queens.

A statewide search is now|in progress for the killer.

Police have yet|to name a suspect...

and have opened a 24-hour|hot line for any information...

regarding this or any|of the other murders.

- [Continues, Indistinct]|- Hey. Hey, hey.

Let's put the dolly|in the car.

Hi, Maria. I'm really late.|I've gotta run to work.

Okay. It's bedtime,|mi angelito.

On. For Teddy.

Oh, okay.|But just for Teddy.

Your mommy's|very pretty, yes?

Did you pray for her?

Oh, Cody.

You know this.|I tell you this.

You pray to the baby Jesus|for your mommy,

and one day she will|come back to you.

Not coming, Mommy.|Not come.

I'm sorry, corazon.

I'm sorry, corazon.

You pray. You see.

Who knows, okay?

Buenasnoches, mi angelito.

Buenas noches, mi angelito.

[Applause On TV]

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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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