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The Favorite (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama | 13 September 2019 (USA)
Inspired by the true events of Luke Benjamin Bernard. His spiritual and physical transformation is told through the life of two brothers.

Director:

Curtis Graham

Writers:

Luke Benjamin Bernard, Melinda Ledman (second writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Schneider ... Daniel Bernard
Luke Benjamin Bernard ... Benjamin Bernard
Matthew Fahey ... Luke Bernard
Mollee Gray ... Ashley Walters
Tyron Woodley Tyron Woodley ... Nick Grady
Jeff Hardy ... Conner Fraser
Uriah Hall Uriah Hall ... Sam Reid
Amye Gousset ... Kathy Bernard
Michelle Feliciano ... Rebecca Reyes
Robby Stahl ... Michael Daley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mason Dixon Mason Dixon ... Announcer
Liz Drummer Liz Drummer ... Extra
Benjamin Glossop ... Fighter Tank
Selina Guerra Selina Guerra ... Extra
Kathleen Halbert ... Mrs. Walters
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Storyline

Benjamin Bernard has lived his life in the shadow of his brother. Torn between jealousy and loyalty, Benjamin takes out his aggression as a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. After an event nearly shatters the life of his brother, Benjamin must face his overwhelming feelings of anger and resentment as he discovers the truth about his family. As one brother fights for his life, the other must fight for reconciliation and redemption inside and outside the cage. This family film explores love, forgiveness, loss, healed relationship and, ultimately, the realization that we are all God's Favorite. Written by Luke Bernard

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Perception isn't reality but a father's love is.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic material, injury images and brief violence
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Favorite See more »

Filming Locations:

Pinellas County, Florida, USA

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Budget:

$630,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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The "I" in the logo The Favorite is the outline of the two brothers looking at each other. See more »

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Wonderful story made better when you know the background
10 September 2018 | by serhardtinflaSee all my reviews

Not very often do you connect with a movie like this! This movie opened my eyes to how MY brother probably felt growing up. I was the 3 sport athlete that excelled and he was the younger brother who struggled to make the team. My folks showed up at most of my games yet my brother never knew if he was even going to start. I feel I need to reach out to my brother to apologize.

The movie was entertaining, well written and contained great action scenes. I knew the background of Luke Bernard, to realize that it was HE who was in the near death accident yet was able to not only write this screenplay, but co-produce it AND be the lead actor, obviously this was a miracle and God does have a purpose for him, and it might be more than just this movie!

Well done, and thank you!


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