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Brother's Keeper (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama | 29 May 2015 (USA)
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Identical twins Andy and Pete Goodwynn have always been there for each other. But in a cruel twist of fate, orchestrated by the town's most powerful family, their lives are forever altered.... See full summary »

Directors:

T.J. Amato (co-director), Josh Mills (co-director)

Writers:

Briana Hartman, Josh Mills (developer)
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rooker ... Chief Carver
Ray Wise ... Herbert Leemaster
Travis Tritt ... Eddie Waters
W. Earl Brown ... Turner Monroe
Robyn Lively ... Macaire Leemaster
Alex Miller ... Pete Goodwynn
Graham Miller Graham Miller ... Andy Goodwynn
Daniel Samonas ... Gordon Leemaster
Mackenzie Mauzy ... Maggie Malloye
Noell Coet Noell Coet ... Ginny Wonders
Josh Mills ... News Anchor Frank Mills
Tyler Hollinger ... Bobby Moon
Jaden Roberts ... Young Maggie
Ron Prather ... Principal Evers
Zach Lovering Zach Lovering ... School Lab Partner
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Storyline

Identical twins Andy and Pete Goodwynn have always been there for each other. But in a cruel twist of fate, orchestrated by the town's most powerful family, their lives are forever altered. Can the brothers gain vengeance on those who have taken away from them all that matters? While revenge may seem sweet, Brother's Keeper is a powerful reminder that only forgiveness can truly heal.

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Sometimes the greatest revenge is forgiveness

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, disturbing images, and some teen drinking and smoking. | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brothers Keeper See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$115,030, 1 November 2013, Limited Release
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Desert Wind Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Alex and Graham Miller won the Best Actor award for their performances in this film, in the First Glance Film Festival at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California. See more »

Goofs

The movie begins with the date, 1949, showing on the screen. In the scene, the father kills the mother by shooting her with a gun. Later, on the father's gravestone, his date of death is shown as 1948. He apparently shot his wife one year after he died. See more »

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Formulaic and preachy
6 December 2017 | by onebluecatSee all my reviews

I saw this as part of a preview audience. Some movies come together, the writing, directing, and acting take you on a journey. Brother's Keeper is not one of those movies. It was overacted and almost felt like it was directed by two different people with different visions of the film. The casting of Ray Wise's wife was strange, as Robin Lively not only looks younger than she is, she is already over 20 years younger than him. Since this is not a plot point, it just left me wondering why such a mismatch. This was just one of many points of this movie that were painful (over acted court scenes, formulaic "spoiled rich boy" character) My friend who invited me is a closeted man who works for an ultra conservative energy (oil) company and I believe he got the tickets from work. I had the impression that the tickets to the preview were handed out at a megachurch based on the rest of the audience. I was one of the few who walked out of the preview wanting the two hours of my life back, while I heard others muttering and praising its "God" focus. I never saw this movie get a distribution around the Dallas area, so I assume it never found a distributor or never got a wide distribution. All I can say is maybe that was God's will keeping others from suffering through this stinker.


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