The Prodigy is a 2019 horror film directed by Nicholas McCarthy.

Official trailers

Orion Pictures on Thursday, January 03, 2019 released the trailer:
THE PRODIGY Official Trailer (2019).

Story intro

On August 22, 2010 in rural Ohio, serial killer Edward Scarka is shot to death during a police raid of his farmhouse. At the time of Edward's death, married couple Sarah and John give birth to their son, Miles, in Pennsylvania. Miles shows extreme wisdom and intelligence from a young age, and begins speaking fluently before he is even a toddler. When Miles turns eight in 2018, Sarah and John begin noticing behavioral changes in him. One night he plays a prank on his babysitter Zoe, seriously injuring her, but claims no memory of the incident. At school, he attacks a classmate with a wrench. Sarah brings Miles to psychiatrist Elaine Strasser, and turns over a tape recording of him talking apparent gibberish in his sleep. Elaine gives the tape to a colleague, Arthur Jacobson, an expert on rebirth and reincarnation. Arthur reveals that the gibberish Miles spoke is in fact Hungarian, and that the words translate to "I'll cut your eyes out and watch you die, whore." Sarah is unwilling to believe Arthur's assertion that an unsettled spirit wants control of the boy's body. At home, the family's dog goes missing, and John becomes infuriated when he finds that Miles has been recording the couple's bedroom with a baby monitor. John leaves to stay with his brother, leaving Sarah alone with Miles. Sarah later finds a swarm of flies in the house and discovers the family's dismembered dog in the basement. Miles apologizes, explaining that someone is invading his dreams every night, and that he has to "make room."


Taylor Schilling
Sarah Blume
Jackson Robert Scott
Miles Blume
Colm Feore
Arthur Jacobson
Paul Fauteux
Edward Scarka
Peter Mooney
John Blume
Brittany Allen
Margaret St. James
Elisa Moolecherry
David Kohlsmith
Miles Blume - Age 5
Paula Boudreau
Dr. Strasser
Olunike Adeliyi
Janet Land
Sarah's Mother
Martin Roach
Dr. Kagan
Byron Abalos
Penmark Instructor
Ashley Black
Tristan Vasquez
Nicholas McCarthy
Penmark Supervisor
Jim Annan
Buchanan Teacher
Milton Barnes
Intensive Care Doctor
Grace Armas
Exam Room Nurse
Brock Johnson
Pawn Shop Owner
Michael Dyson
Mark Sparks
Lead Officer
Martha Girvin
Miles' Foster Mom
Olivia Croft
CPS Officer
Ava Augustin
Penmark Student
Alexander Campos
Miles Blume - Age 2
Andrew MacDonald
Miles Blume - Age 8


The film The Prodigy was scheduled to be released on February 7, 2019 (Germany), on February 8, 2019 (United States), on February 21, 2019 (Denmark) and on March 15, 2019 (United Kingdom) by Orion Pictures, Mirror, Another World Entertainment, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Cineforum, Digicine, Eagle Pictures, Exponenta, Forum Film Poland, Forum Film Slovakia, Forum Hungary, Golden Village Pictures, Imagem Filmes, Latam Pictures, Mis. Label, Mongkol Major, Multi Media Distribution, NOS Audiovisuais, Noble Entertainment, Odeon, Pancinema, Pioneer Films, Splendid Film, Times Media Films, United International Pictures (UIP), Vertigo Releasing, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Falcon Films, Filmax and Roadshow Films.

The duration of the film is 92 minutes. With a budget of $6 million, the film grossed over $21.2 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The Prodigy got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: The Prodigy

Wikipedia: The Prodigy (film)

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