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The One I Wrote for You (2014)

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A singer and songwriter, who gave up his dream is entered into a Reality TV songwriting contest. But after losing the first two rounds, he takes on a win-at-all-costs attitude, even if winning means losing himself.


Andrew Lauer


David Kauffman (story), David Kauffman | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheyenne Jackson ... Ben Cantor
Kevin Pollak ... Mickey
Christine Woods ... Alicia Cantor
Avi Lake ... Gracie Cantor
Christopher Lloyd ... Pop
Rafael de la Fuente ... Rafael Amato
Cameron Kauffman ... Angel Fender
Enid Graham ... Jan Fender
Douglas Caballero Douglas Caballero ... Trip Richards
Rushi Kota ... Joe Barry
Brad Leland ... Mr. Harrison
ErinRose Widner ... Penny
Andrew Sensenig ... Wes Colborne
Amanda Phillips Amanda Phillips ... Megan
Evelyn Hurley ... Jinky


The One I Wrote For You is an inspirational, family-oriented feature film set to release in 2014. The movie tells the heartwarming story of Ben Cantor, a talented, 30-something songwriter and musician who gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to finally hit it big when his precocious ten-year old daughter secretly enters him into a Reality TV show songwriting contest. Though burned by a record deal years ago, past his "prime" to make it as a pop star and concerned they'll change who he is, Cantor enters the contest after being encouraged by his wife, Alicia, and former manager, Mickey. As he struggles through his doubts and overcomes formidable opponents in the competition, Ben's journey captures the hearts of millions of viewers - including his own daughter and wife - touching all those who follow his rise to stardom, fall from grace, and eventual return to what matters most: his family. Written by David Kauffman

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Follow your heart.


Drama | Family | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and thematic elements


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Release Date:

5 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Song See more »

Filming Locations:

San Antonio, Texas, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$50, 5 December 2014

Gross USA:

$48,643, 5 December 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


The coffee shop that the main character works at called The Monterey is actually a restaurant also called The Monterey. See more »

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Must see family film
5 December 2014 | by joecantu20See all my reviews

This reminded me of films that I saw as a child. Every aspect of the movie was golden. Great story, acting, singing, and directing. If you have a dream, reach for the stars and see this film. Andy Lauer does a fine job directing and putting this story together that David Kauffman wrote. The music covers a wide spectrum, so everyone will have favorite song. This film is PG rated, so no worries about children seeing a bad scene. Come out and support this film, so this good film can make a difference to many across the country. Kevin Polluck might be able to get an Oscar nomination based on his wonderful performance. Help spread the news.

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