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Ben & Arthur (2002)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 2 January 2003 (USA)
A pair of recently married gay men are threatened by one of the partner's brother, a religious fanatic who plots to murder them after being ostracized by his church.

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Arthur Sailes must have the courage to marry his beloved Ben Sheets and stand against the obstacles that face him. His brother, Victor, a devout Christian, plans to get himself reinstated into the church after they throw him out because his brother, Arthur, is gay. Written by Sam Mraovich

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Love calms the soul...and so does revenge.


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$40,000 (estimated)
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The role of Victor (played by Mike Haboush) was originally Victoria. Victoria was supposed to be the mother of Arthur. Sam Mraovich ultimately decided it would be more powerful to portray Arthur's nemesis as a closeted gay man, so he changed the role to that of Arthur's brother and cast gay porn star Michael Haboush in the role. In the shooting script that Mraovich self-published, though, he accidentally left the name Victoria in several places. See more »

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Father Rabin claims that the church is afraid that Victor will transfer bad Karma and negative energy to the congregation through his association with Ben and Arthur. Karma is a concept found only in Indian Religions, and is opposed as a theological concept by the Catholic church. Bodily energies is a concept derived from the New Age movement, and is also opposed by the Catholic church. See more »

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[first lines]
Arthur Sailes: Hello?
Ben Sheets: Arthur, did you find out yet?
Arthur Sailes: No, I didn't find out. The TV just broke, I've been down here taking a nap.
Ben Sheets: Forget the stupid TV! Try the radio, maybe it being broadcast over the radio.
Arthur Sailes: Okay, let me get out of bed... All right... Hey Ben, I'm losing you, I think your cellphone is dying.
Ben Sheets: Arthur? Arthur? Arthur, my battery is low, I'm losing you.
Arthur Sailes: Hello? Hello?
Radio: [Arthur turns on the radio] Today's latest news: it's been a long battle here in Hawaii, the public has long awaited the ...
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Pachelbel Cannon
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Worst movie I have ever seen, the cover is the best thing about it. Don't be deceived like I was!
1 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film was the worst film I have ever viewed. It was like a "homework assignment" for a film class. It totally misses the mark when it comes to the "message" it is TRYING to relay. Characters are over exaggerated, poor acting and as for a plot...well it is utterly ridiculous. The cover shot is what made me think it may be a decent film, the co-actor is handsome and that's about it. Moral of this movie: NEVER JUDGE A MOVIE BY IT'S COVER! Save your time, money and energy and make your own home movie and you will be far better off than I. It was painful to watch and quite frankly I am surprised that anyone would spend money to make and distribute it!


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