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Favorite Son (2008)

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90 min | Drama

A story of family, of dreams deferred, and of a final chance at redemption. David Paxton, nearing the end of his minor league baseball career, returns to his hometown as much less the hero he once assumed he would become. When he meets ...See moreA story of family, of dreams deferred, and of a final chance at redemption. David Paxton, nearing the end of his minor league baseball career, returns to his hometown as much less the hero he once assumed he would become. When he meets Joan, and her son Ross, David believes he has found a way to acquire the love, support and family he's long been yearning for. But his overheated romancing of Joan makes her wary, and his attempt to mentor Ross meets with the boy's undisguised contempt. It appears his dreams of a future have died, and David's simmering rage threatens to erupt into violence. But David and Ross, a disturbed teenager heading down a path of increasing destructiveness, somehow find their way to each other and start up a most unlikely, mostly clandestine, friendship. David must break out of his own isolation to help the young boy and confront the dark secrets that haunt both their lives. He must become a father figure in a way he never imagined, and in so doing become a genuine hero off the field. Written by Anonymous See less
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Benjamin Wolf (as Ben Wolf)
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Dec 30, 2008 (United States)

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Ian Donovan Hyland
Henry (as Ian Hyland) Henry (as Ian Hyland)   See fewer
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Ryan Metzger
Young David Young David   See fewer
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Molly Miles
Melissa Melissa   See fewer
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John Morgan
Stadium M.C. Stadium M.C.   See fewer
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Jonathan Sang
Guy Outside Bar Guy Outside Bar   See fewer
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Karol Shveyster
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Matt Walton
Robert Mason Robert Mason   See fewer
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Cornell Womack
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Lenore Zann
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Joseph Prussak
Young David's Father (uncredited) Young David's Father (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 45 votes