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The Fighting Preacher (2019)

When Willard and Rebecca Bean are called on a mission to a town that's hostile towards them, they must choose whether to fight for their right to live there or love their hostile neighbors.

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T.C. Christensen
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Cast

Credited cast:
David McConnell ... Willard Bean
Charley Boon Charley Boon ... Buster
Kenna Dawn ... Palmyra (older)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Anderson Steve Anderson ... Thomas Winegar
Richard Benedict Richard Benedict ... Pliny Sexton
Liz Christensen Liz Christensen ... Mrs. Webster
David DeDen David DeDen ... Mobber #2
Sam Di Bello ... Town Slacker
Jim Goldrup Jim Goldrup ... Mobber #4
Tom Goldrup Tom Goldrup ... Mobber #3
Matt Hale Matt Hale ... Challenger
Scarlett Hazen ... Palmyra
Barta Heiner Barta Heiner ... Mrs. Rhodes
Tony Hill Tony Hill ... The Stranger
Cassidy Hubert Cassidy Hubert ... Rebecca Bean
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When Willard and Rebecca Bean are called on a mission to a town that's hostile towards them, they must choose whether to fight for their right to live there or love their hostile neighbors.

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The true story of the 1905 World Middle-Weight Boxing Champion, Willard Bean, who turns his gloves in to become a preacher.

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Comedy | Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic content and some action. | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fighting Preacher See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,223, 28 July 2019

Gross USA:

$954,641

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$954,641
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Remember Films See more »
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Color
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Goofs

At the end of the movie it is said that all four of Willard's and Rebecca's children were valedictorians of their respective graduation classes. This is not true; only two were valedictorians. See more »

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Additional photos of the real Willard Bean and family, as well as various pieces of trivia on their lives, appear in the closing credits. See more »

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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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AN UPLIFTING FILM BY A INSPIRED FILMMAKER
3 August 2019 | by blue-7See all my reviews

In the realm of independent filmmakers telling inspiring true stories of people of faith meeting challenges there is no one more impressive than T.C. Christensen. T.C. is a story teller who uses his talents as a writer, cinematographer and director to bring to life tales of ordinary people who are called upon to do extraordinary things -- and with faith in God accomplish seemly impossible challenges.

THE FIGHTING PREACHER unfolds the amazing story of Willard Been and his wife Rebecca who in 1905 are called upon to be caretakers for their Church of sacred property that had been abandoned when the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were forced to flee due the hatred of their neighbors. What begins as a 3 year calling transforms into a 25 year span that changes their lives and those who still carrying on their dislike for "Mormons".

Not only has T.C. skillfully condensed a 25 year story into a fascinating film that is beautifully photographed and skillfully edited (by son Tanner) but has discovered two wonderful performers new to the screen. David McConnell as Willard and Cassidy Hubert as his wife Rebecca bring to life these two remarkable people. Scarlett Hazen who was so good in T.C.'s LOVE, KENNEDY shines in the role of their daughter Palmyra.

THE FIGHTING PREACHER is a film that I am proud to recommend to others and one that I will return to the theatre to see again. I look forward to its future release on Blu-ray to add to my revered collection of T.C. films: 17 MIRACLES, EPHRAIM'S RESUCE, THE COKEVILLE MIRACLE and LOVE, KENNEDY. These are films that I actually rewatch from time to time.


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