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Favorite Son (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 December 2008 (USA)
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A story of family, of dreams deferred, and of a final chance at redemption. David Paxton, nearing the end of his minor league baseball career, returns to his hometown as much less the hero ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Pablo Schreiber ... David
Connor Paolo ... Ross
Kellie Overbey ... Joan
Richard Bekins ... Coach William Huston
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tolan Aman Tolan Aman ... Eric
Joshua Becker Joshua Becker ... Les
John Beloff John Beloff ... Shortstop
Brian Hotaling ... Peter
Ian Donovan Hyland ... Henry (as Ian Hyland)
Ryan Metzger Ryan Metzger ... Young David
Molly Miles Molly Miles ... Melissa
John Morgan John Morgan ... Stadium M.C.
Jonathan Sang Jonathan Sang ... Guy Outside Bar
Karol Shveyster Karol Shveyster ... Drama Teacher
Paul Thode Paul Thode ... Jake
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A story of family, of dreams deferred, and of a final chance at redemption. David Paxton, nearing the end of his minor league baseball career, returns to his hometown as much less the hero he once assumed he would become. When he meets Joan, and her son Ross, David believes he has found a way to acquire the love, support and family he's long been yearning for. But his overheated romancing of Joan makes her wary, and his attempt to mentor Ross meets with the boy's undisguised contempt. It appears his dreams of a future have died, and David's simmering rage threatens to erupt into violence. But David and Ross, a disturbed teenager heading down a path of increasing destructiveness, somehow find their way to each other and start up a most unlikely, mostly clandestine, friendship. David must break out of his own isolation to help the young boy and confront the dark secrets that haunt both their lives. He must become a father figure in a way he never imagined, and in so doing become a ... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Favorite Son Productions See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Superb acting and twists and turns a plenty
9 February 2013 | by DCLastcolonySee all my reviews

Just when you think you know where this story is heading, it takes some twists and turns that will leave you reeling. The acting and direction is superb, especially the lead role played by Pablo Schreiber who is dealing with dark secrets that don't become fully apparent until near the close of the film. All the actors give great performances aided by a superb script. The music and cinematography are equally compelling. On one level, this story is about abuse, but it also is about people making unwarranted assumptions without possession of the full facts. Nothing in this film is quite what it seems to be. Its conclusion is stunning and cautionary. Well done.


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