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Prodigal (2011)

G | | Drama | 2011 (USA)
Levi Layton is tired of his small town life and his workaholic father, but finds his way out when he receives a large inheritance. Eighteen years old and armed with $100,000, the life he wants is just a midnight escape away.


Aaron Huggett


Aaron Huggett (screenplay), Mark Harper (story) | 1 more credit »
5 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Castanon ... Young Levi
Bill Cooper ... Peter Garrett
Dylan Borger Dylan Borger ... Levi Layton
Alix Kermes ... Abigail
Jeff Litfin Jeff Litfin ... Steve Layton
Cynthia Uhrich Cynthia Uhrich ... Karen Layton
Rodney Wiseman ... Ozzy
Pauline Olsen ... Pam Garrett
Sara Lahti ... Megan
Jim Westcott ... William
Dan Huggett Dan Huggett ... Tyler
Jane Hammill Jane Hammill ... Head Nurse
Marcy Grams ... Mrs. Garcia
Bethany Ford Bethany Ford ... Waitress
Bonnie Rae ... Nurse 2 (as Bonnie Stevenson)


Levi Layton is eighteen years old and tired of his life, and the expectations of being a preacher's son. Despite being very close with his father when he was a kid, Levi and his father, Steve, have grown distant, and Levi finds himself wanting more for his life than their small town can offer. As he dreams of a way out, Levi receives a large inheritance and he, his girlfriend, Abigail, and his best friend, Tyler, discover their chance to get away from it all. Eighteen years old and armed with $100,000, a life of fast cars, raging parties, and new friends is just a midnight escape away. Written by Aaron Huggett

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2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


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$300,000 (estimated)
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Lost Coin Productions See more »
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Prodigal was an Official Selection at the 2011 San Diego Christian Film Festival. See more »

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A wonderful, bittersweet morality tale.
23 March 2011 | by carolinag75See all my reviews

"Prodigal" is a poignant, modern day take on the well known Biblical parable of the prodigal son. In this clever retelling by writer/director Aaron Huggett young Levi (played so realistically by novice actor Dylan Borger) resents being slighted by his much maligned pastor father (Jeff Litfin) and runs away from home on a rebellious whim. Levi and his worldly childhood compadre, Tyler(Dan Huggett)blow a considerable windfall as they embark on a perilous adventure through the mean streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota. I particularly enjoyed Huggett's and Borger's portrayals of young men, disenchanted with adult preoccupations and religious hypocrisy. Although they are film newcomers, both Borger and Huggett have wonderful, naturalistic acting chops as well as heartthrob good looks. I sincerely recommend this film as a relevant, bittersweet morality tale that will entertain adults and kids alike. Kudos to the inventiveness and vision of Aaron Huggett and to the beautifully captured images of young cinematographer Ryan Grams. I predict both of these young men will make many memorable movies together. Loved it! See it with the entire family!

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