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The Benefactor (2015)

TV-MA | | Drama | 15 January 2016 (USA)
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A philanthropist meddles in the lives of newly-married couples in an attempt to relive his past.

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Andrew Renzi

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Andrew Renzi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Franny
Dylan Baker ... Bobby
Cheryl Hines ... Mia
Dakota Fanning ... Olivia
Theo James ... Luke
Brian Anthony Wilson ... Jesse
Justin Goncalves Justin Goncalves ... Javier
Dennisha Pratt ... Sharon
Matthew Daisher ... Toby
Michael Daisher ... Toby
Roy James Wilson Roy James Wilson ... Charlie
Clarke Peters ... Dr. Romano
Robert Kelly Robert Kelly ... Older Man
Jeffrey Cousar Jeffrey Cousar ... Clerk
Matt Myers Matt Myers ... Bathroom Attendant
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A philanthropist meddles in the lives of newly-married couples in an attempt to relive his past.

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His help comes at a price.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Franny See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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2.35 : 1
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Reunites Clarke Peters and Brian Anthony Wilson of The Wire (2002). See more »

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Hydromorphone is not morphine, as (Theo James) the physician referred to it. Hydromorphone is also known as Dilaudid. A physician should know that. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Franny: All I see are bedrooms and nurses stations here.
Bobby: Yeah, well, it's a hospital.
Franny: It's a children's hospital! It needs color.
Bobby: Come on.
Franny: Are we partners?
Bobby: Yeah.
Franny: Are we par... We *are* partners. I understand, and I get the whole thing. Your job is to cure these kids, my job's to make them feel better. We need animal stickers on the windows. We need sailboats hanging from the ceiling. We need fun things...
Mia: He's right. For once.
Bobby: Don't encourage him.
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Written by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson Jr.) and Ronald White
Performed by The Shivers
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The poor are crazy, the rich just eccentric...
31 January 2016 | by Dr_SaganSee all my reviews

This is a drama about a rich eccentric man in his 60s who suffered a traumatic event and became addicted to substances. Feeling guilt he tries to make amends but in his terms baring gifts which are not acceptable by the persons receiving them.

Richard Gere gives a solid performance but nevertheless this is a "little" movie with not much to offer.

Everything moves slow and the whole premise is quite simple, so no one can really recommend this movie as a quality spectacle. The low budget is evident through out the movie and some obvious plot holes are quickly swept under the rug.

Overall: Nowadays TV series got more complicated and interesting while low budget movies carry simple plots without such interest to justify 95 minutes of your time. If you are a fan of R.G. go and see the latest movie of your favorite actor. Otherwise...


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