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The Favorite (2018)

PG-13 | | Drama | 7 September 2018 (USA)
Inspired by the true events of Luke Benjamin Bernard. His spiritual and physical transformation is told through the life of two brothers.


Curtis Graham


Luke Benjamin Bernard, Melinda Ledman (second writer)
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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
Kathleen Halbert ... Mrs. Walters
Hudson Harris Hudson Harris ... Young Luke


The Favorite is inspired by events that took place in Luke Bernard's life after a near fatal car accident which resulted in a "miracle" of healing. Luke walked out of the hospital to the amazement of his doctors and nurses after his parents were told not to expect him to live. Luke suffers from insomnia because of the accident. One evening, after being released from the hospital, he fell into a deep sleep and had a dream of the story which led him to write The Favorite. He finished writing the first draft of The Favorite in one month, when six months before he was relearning to write his name. The script is about Luke's own physical and spiritual transformation, told through the story of two brothers. The movie focuses on the family dynamics which result in false perceptions of who the family members are in relationship to each other. The Favorite is the story of one distanced and agitated son, hurt by what he perceives as favoritism given to his older brother, who then vents his ... Written by Luke Bernard

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One brother fights for his life, the other fights to be the favorite.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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






Release Date:

7 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Pinellas County, Florida, USA


Box Office


$630,000 (estimated)
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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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Great stories need to be told and heard!
9 September 2018 | by agreenerimageSee all my reviews

I was most awed by the story behind the story and how the true life experience of Luke Bernard was woven into his screenplay--which was a second, unique story in itself. Bravo!

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