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The Fighting Preacher (2019)

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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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T.C. Christensen
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Cast

Credited cast:
David McConnell ... Willard Bean
Charley Boon ... Buster
Kenna Dawn ... Palmyra (older)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Anderson Steve Anderson ... Thomas Winegar
Richard Benedict Richard Benedict ... Pliny Sexton
Stephanie Breinholt Stephanie Breinholt ... Ethel Hack
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
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Storyline

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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Christensen was first introduced to the story through the book, "A Lion and a Lamb," by Rand Packer, about eight years ago. He liked it but foresaw challenges in how to tell the story on the big screen. Christensen set it aside and continued making other films. See more »

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Four missionaries come to the house. Two of them are introduced as Elder Crawford Gates and Elder Gordon Hinckley. Latter-day Saints will recognize those names. Gates was a prominent composer and Hinckley was the Latter-day Saint Prophet from 1995 to 2008. The scene in the movie takes place around 1920 - 1922. Gates was born in 1921 and Hinckley in 1910. Gates would have been 1 year old and Hinckley 11 or 12 years old. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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Thoroughly enjoyable and uplifting story.
10 March 2020 | by tocanepauliSee all my reviews

What a great story! There are not very many films that tell a really good story well, but this is one of them! Treated with love and kindness it fills you with love. This is not really a religious story but one of belief. Great family watch!


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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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