The Favorite (2019) Movie Script

[tires squealing]
[man] Luke?
[boy] Luke?
God, please don't let my dad
leave me here.
[man] Did you have fun?
Did you swim?
Hey, Luke, come on,
let's go, let's go.
Dad, they're not gonna
start the game without me.
Hey, where's your brother?
I think he's in the other van.
I don't know.
All right.
Okay, seat belts on.
Let's go. We got a game to win.
[kids laugh]
Yeah, I know.
Hey, come on out.
Watch your step, okay?
I need you to go pick him up.
I can't believe you left him.
[sighs] I didn't leave him.
I thought he was in another van.
But I need you to go pick him up.
I have to take Luke to his game.
Oh, I've got him, hon.
I've got him.
Mom to the rescue...
Again. [scoffs]
My hero.
I know. Bye.
Hi. Hi. Oh, goodness.
Oh, hey.
Right through the middle.
Drive it down! Come on, Lukitus, yay!
Let's go.
Hey, buddy.
You're a Bernard. You'll live.
- Hey.
- [inaudible]
What? Don't hate, watch the game.
Watch the game.
Drive, drive, drive,
come on, Lukitus!
Come on, Lukitus!
- [cheering, applause]
- Yeah, Lukitus!
Who's behind you, buddy?
Look, Dad, look,
I just beat my high score!
Yeah, that's great, pal,
that's great.
Way to go, Luke!
- Good job.
- Way to go, buddy!
- Hello, kiddos.
- Hey, Mom.
- Hi, Benjamin.
- [Ben] Hi.
how was school today?
Well, we got our report cards.
Yes, and... how did we do?
[Ben] It looks like my math
tutoring has finally paid off.
- [Kathy] Yeah?
- I got a B.
Ooh, that's fabulous, honey!
That's wonderful.
Luke, how did you do, hon?
- No B's here.
- [Kathy] No B's here, all right.
Good job.
You know, Ben,
I'm proud of you.
Okay? You did your best,
and that's all that matters.
Dean's list.
It's gonna be hard
when I leave.
Can you survive without me?
Where to?
A sumo wrestling camp, right?
That's right.
Don't I look good
in a ten-pound G-string?
Oh, I don't wanna hear that.
- You know you like that stuff.
- No, I know I hate that.
- Especially you in a G-string. [laughs]
- You know you like that stuff.
Come on, man,
you're like a little lady.
Let's go,
put some speed on it. Oh.
Somebody fight me.
I thought
this was a real gym.
- Yeah, get him, Tank.
- Yeah, get him!
Rip that ponytail off him.
Pull his hair or somethin'.
- [groans]
- Oh!
Tank just got knocked out.
What was that, ten seconds?
Fighting's tough,
right, Tank?
Come on.
I thought
this was a real gym.
- I got a hundred bucks on it.
- A hundred bucks? What?
- Oh, this is mine.
- Oh, oh...
No, no, no,
too slow, second best.
Don't get knocked out.
Must be ladies' night
in the gym.
[Ben laughs]
Oh, look at this guy.
[rap song plays]
Oh, I'm so sorry.
Ladies first.
Whoa, whoa, whoa,
the hundred dollars.
That's what I'm talkin' about.
I got that hundred dollars
for that G-string.
- Blood money.
- Yeah, half of that is mine.
Oh, no, blood money
pays the bills.
Yeah, you got
a lot of those.
- Aw.
- [both laugh]
What you say we fight to see
who's second best, Miss Benjie?
All right.
Let's fight.
Ben! Michael!
You two in my office
right now.
Fellas, it does nothing
to fight out there.
All right, give us a fight.
I got a fight for you.
A fight for pretty boy?
What about me?
See, Nick is smart.
He knows who the strong fighter
is, and who the weak one is.
Simmer down.
Come on, Nick.
I'm better than him,
and you know it.
I got a fight for you
in the works.
[Daniel] All right.
Let's go, Luke!
Way to go, Lukitus!
Come on, come on,
come on, come on.
He's really good.
- [coach] Okay?
- [player] Sounds good.
Yes, sir.
Luke Bernard. Hey, I'm Phillip Moore.
Real Salt Lake, major league soccer.
- How are ya?
- Wow.
I watched you guys
win the Cup.
Well, we've been
watching you too.
the coaches love you.
The front office loves you.
And I'm a fan.
So, they sent me out to see
if I could find a new striker
that might be interested in playing
major league soccer in Utah.
You know anybody?
[stammers] Absolutely.
Here's my card.
- Thank you, sir.
- You bet.
- Let's stay in touch.
- Yeah.
Maybe we can look at flying you
out to Salt Lake before the draft.
- Yeah! Yeah!
- Does that sound good?
- Yeah, absolutely.
- Hey, you like hats?
- Yes, sir.
- That's for you.
- Thank you.
- Yeah, very well done, man.
- Thank you.
- Pleasure to meet you.
- Thank you.
- We'll be in touch.
- Look at this!
- [laughter]
What was up with that?
Real Salt Lake.
- Put it on.
- Yeah, on you.
- No, you gotta put it on!
- You deserve it.
- No, come on.
- [laughs]
[hip-hop music on car radio]
[music stops]
What's up, man?
Here is all of my clothes
that you were asking for.
Can't take a joke?
You weren't at my practice.
I scored three goals.
Dad was there.
Of course.
Never watches me fight.
- Hey!
- What?
You know that old Plymouth
Barracuda I wanted?
- Sure, yeah.
- I found one.
I mean, it needs some work,
figured maybe you and I
can fix it up together.
Yeah, well... ask Dad.
All right, Ben,
you have a nice day too, bud.
[indistinct chatter]
That's pretty tight, huh?
- Hey, Benjamin!
- Hey.
You're just in time.
We're gonna swap out the alternator next,
and the owner's manual says
it's a three-Bernard job.
Yeah. Yeah, where's Mom?
I need to get my suit.
Mom is likely inside.
I tell you what,
why don't I go find your mom,
and maybe you can help us
next week.
You better get going.
Don't you need time to powder that face?
I can go like this and still
look better than you, Ben.
Hey. You wanna take
this baby tonight?
You got it working?
Yeah, well, it would if you would
have helped me when I asked.
You got your best bud.
You told me to ask Dad.
Who's behind you, Luke?
Who's behind you...
Okay, that's not even
about me and Dad, stupid.
God's behind me.
Yeah, God's behind me too.
Way behind me.
[indistinct chatter]
- Good luck.
- Thank you. [giggles]
You look... beautiful.
Thank you.
- Daisies!
- I know you love 'em.
- [stammers] Did I screw up?
- [giggles]
Yeah, but... now you owe me.
Name it.
You can start with a kiss.
- Oh.
- [giggles]
Do I need to be worried about
that guy who just hugged you?
- Stop it.
- What?
We're all professionals.
I'm sorry, I just...
think about you
all the time.
My solo's for you.
My Ben.
- Bye.
- Bye.
[footsteps fading]
[audience murmuring]
[murmuring stops]
[cheerful piano music]
[orchestral music]
[cheerful piano music]
- [music stops]
- [cheering, applause]
Whoo! Whoo!
[woman] Go, Ashley!
[cheering and applause
[piano playing]
Nice outfit.
You do
look better than me.
- I know.
- [chuckles]
Thank you,
it was my idea.
Hey, Ben. Take a look.
[Ben] Oh, nice!
Now, that's ball and chain.
- Congrats, Ashley!
- [giggles] Thank you!
Oh, thank you.
I have something special
for you.
Oh, I love it!
Thank you so much.
You're so sweet, Rebecca.
So, what did you all
think about my...
- It was amazing.
- You were the best.
Thank you.
[squeals] Congratulations!
Oh, my gosh!
Okay, let's go celebrate.
Like a double date.
- Yes?
- Yes!
- Okay!
- [giggling]
Okay, I'm gonna go change.
I'll be right back.
- All right.
- [giggles]
Double date.
[clears throat]
- Yay.
- Yep.
So have you set a date?
[Rebecca] No, it still
hasn't even hit me yet.
- [Ashley] Right, that does happen.
- [Rebecca] Stop.
Luke, what made you want
to put a ring on her finger?
A song told me to.
Okay. So stupid!
Tell them, my hubby-to-be.
I wanted to get her a ring
before I go pro.
- [Ben] Pro?
- Yeah.
Check it out.
They say I'll go first round.
Make bank.
Get Mom a new house.
Get Dad a new set of wheels,
you know.
First round?
[Luke] Yeah.
Ben, how are you doing
in fighting?
My trainer Nick, he is...
working on getting me
a pro fight, so...
It's good.
Are you joking?
Don't start with this.
Hey, I'm legit, man.
[Ben] You always
have to be the star.
Nah, some things
come naturally.
[tires squeal]
- [women screaming]
- [thud]
[crickets chirping]
[shallow breathing]
[sirens wailing
in distance]
Something happened...
[stammers] to... Luke.
He, uh...
He's hurt.
- Right, vitals?
- [nurse] Can't get a BP.
Weak pulse, GCS of 3.
- Pupils?
- Dilated and fixed.
X-rays, head and chest.
Prep for surgery. Tell them five minutes.
Most likely internal.
[Daniel] Benjamin!
Hey, Ben! Ben!
- Ben? Ben?
- Son, no, stay down, stay down.
- [sobbing] Oh, my God.
- Son, what in the world.
Ben, oh, my God.
Have you seen
the doctor?
- Did the doctor take a look at you?
- Ben, look at me.
- Are you the Bernards?
- Yeah, yeah.
Your son suffered
severe brain injury.
We're rushing him to surgery
to remove two blood clots.
- What?
- But...
But he'll be okay
after the surgery...
We have to remove a portion of his
skull to allow his brain to swell.
It's the only chance
to save him.
But he will live, right?
I mean, he will live?
I can't tell you what will happen.
We gotta get him to surgery.
- No.
- Come here, sweetheart, come on.
Doc? Ashley Walters, can I...
May I see her?
I'm sorry, you need
to consult her doctor.
This is a great hospital.
- [crying] I know.
- It's a great hospital, we know that.
They're gonna do
everything that they can.
- Daniel Bernard?
- Yeah. Yes.
I'm the chaplain here
at the hospital.
- Chaplain Norm.
- Oh, hi.
I've been the chaplain here
for many years.
I've seen God do miracles.
- [sobbing]
- Benjamin! Buddy, come on.
- We're gonna pray for your brother.
- [sniffles]
Father in heaven,
we ask that you please...
don't take Luke home...
- Yes.
We know that he's got a lot to do
here, and he's not nearly finished yet.
He barely got started.
- And thank you so much...
- [sobbing]
...for protecting
our son Benjamin...
- Yes, God.
- ...through this.
[machinery beeping]
- Hey, Ben.
- Hey.
Why weren't you here
last night?
Uh, I needed
to be alone.
Well, the surgery
went very, very well.
What are you
doing there?
It's a blog.
I set this up for Luke.
Look at this.
Look how many people are praying.
Isn't that amazing?
You really think that's
gonna make a difference?
You know God answers prayers.
[tapping on keyboard]
Uh-huh. Right.
Go see your brother.
I'm not ready yet.
He needs you.
He needs you.
Okay, Mom. Okay.
I'll go.
[machinery beeping]
Come on, Luke.
[Ben breathes heavily]
Oh, careful
with that. [giggles]
So, you act
like there's nothing wrong.
Uh... Well,
I shattered my ankle.
And I'm down a spleen.
So... that's gonna negatively affect my
organ donation ratio for sure. [laughs]
[chuckles weakly]
[stammers] I brought you these
so it can smell good in here.
So, how is everyone else?
Am I the only wimp?
Luke's hurt real...
really bad.
How bad?
It's bad.
What about Rebecca?
Uh, she... Rebecca's...
[voice breaking] No.
[crying] No.
Rebecca Seelos Reyes.
To you,
she was your daughter.
Some, a granddaughter.
A sister.
A friend to many of you.
I had the honor of being able
to be her pastor,
to love her and walk with her
and see her develop and grow in her
faith and become a child of God.
And while our pain
and our grief is real,
something that's greater than
our pain is the promise of God.
When we know this, we don't
grieve as others who have no hope.
Today, we have hope.
Our hope is the thing
that mitigates that pain
and helps us get through.
My prayer for you today is that
you'll feel the peace of God
that passes all understanding,
and that you'll know
that he loves you.
And there's nothing that can
separate you from his love.
[rock music]
- Goin' for the record, huh?
- [laughs]
- How's your brother doin'?
- I don't wanna talk about it.
All right.
Well, let's talk about
when you're gonna fight Mike.
All right, well,
that would be a short conversation.
- Just like Mike. [laughs]
- Just like Mike.
You're a fighter, right?
Uh... Um...
His brother and him
got into a car accident.
- His brother's girlfriend died.
- Shut up!
All right.
Wow, it sounds like
you're going through some stuff.
Yeah, well, this is
how I'm dealin' right here.
[Julia] Mmm.
His brother may not make it.
And his family's praying day and night.
- Who wouldn't be?
- No, there's no reason to pray.
Whoever's up there,
he's not doing a very good job.
Let's find out.
Okay, let's find out.
What? What?
Do you guys
know what these are?
Uh-oh, she got
Chuck E. Cheese tokens.
No, they are sobriety chips
from AA people.
When their best efforts fail
them, they come in here.
So, these are
one-month chips.
We get a lot of these.
But you know
what we don't see a lot of?
[Ben] What?
Six-month chips.
'Cause after six months,
you form a habit.
Then you don't have to
come in here.
[scoffs] Girl, you trippin'.
You got all those chips from tonight.
Proves that nobody
makes it that long.
Yeah. Nobody.
Okay, I'll tell you what.
You take these,
and if your brother recovers
in six months,
you bring them back in,
and dinner's on the house.
[Julia] Fine.
- Bet's on.
- [Julia] All right.
[machine beeping]
Are Luke's eyes...
They're open.
His eyes are open!
[Kathy] Luke?
- Luke? [gasps]
- I believe they are. Praise God.
- [Kathy] Luke?
- [Daniel] Hey. Hey.
- Hey, buddy.
- He's answering our prayers.
He's answering
our prayers.
Look, I think he's tracking
our conversation.
- He's tracking our conversation. Hey!
- [laughing]
Hey, honey.
We're all here.
Ben's here,
and Dad's here.
We love you.
Hey, Luke, it's Ben.
We love you, son.
- We love you so much.
- Hey, hey.
- There he is.
- Hey. Look at those eyes, huh?
- Hi, Luke.
- Go on, get in there.
- I know you wanna get in there. Go on.
- Let me see.
- [Daniel] Go on, see your baby.
- [Kathy] Hey, honey.
Hey, honey.
[Daniel] Hey.
Got a real diamond here,
Well, you know,
diamond in the rough.
Yeah, let me show you
what we've done to her so far.
All the hoses were bad. Dry rot.
We replaced all those.
This old baby still has drum
brakes, if you can believe that.
So they had to go.
About the only thing
that's any good is the motor.
Yeah, that's what
surprised me.
I... [chuckles]
Tranny's bad,
gotta rebuild that.
- Out, in, you know.
- Yeah.
Well, I think two Bernards
can get her runnin'.
What do you say, huh?
I'm sorry, buddy, what?
Two Bernards
can get her runnin'.
Well, look, Benjamin, I'm...
My heart's not in this.
We need to get Luke fixed first.
Hey, you wanna come
see me fight tonight?
It will get your mind
off things.
We'll see, pal.
[men shouting]
[crowd exclaims]
[men grunt]
[crowd cheers]
[Ben grunts]
[crowd cheering, clapping]
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Well, well, well,
look who's ready for the big time.
Yeah. Uh-huh.
You okay?
I'm fine.
I'm fine.
Why doesn't he
stay awake?
He's been staying awake
a little bit longer every day.
- Yes.
- That's right.
- [Ben] Okay, I mean...
- He's doing good, Benjamin.
[Ben] All right, a little
longer's, yeah, that's...
- It's good.
- [Ben] That's good.
- Hi, Doctor.
- [Ben] Hey, Doc.
Excuse me.
All right, these extended awake
periods, very good sign.
Let's schedule his
tracheotomy for tomorrow.
What? Tracheotomy, why?
- It's a very standard procedure.
- I don't know.
- [doctor] It'll help him recover faster.
- No, we said no.
[doctor] He'll regain consciousness
in 24 hours after surgery.
- He'll be fine. He'll be fine.
- We said no.
No. No.
- No.
- We have to do whatever we have to do.
It'll help him, Mom.
Look, his eyes are open.
He's awake.
- Look at your son, baby. Look at your son.
- [Kathy] Luke?
[Ben] It's okay, Mom.
[Daniel] Look, he's awake.
He's awake again.
[sobs] Luke.
[Daniel] Hey, buddy.
[Ben] Hey, sweetie.
Welcome home, Ash.
Thank you.
I got you some roses
and daisies.
Oh, my God.
A sign.
Can you tell I drew it?
- [Ashley] No, you didn't.
- [Ben] You're right, I didn't.
[both laugh]
[Ben] But it's the thought
that counts, right?
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
[both laugh]
Look at this little guy.
- Just like you.
- Oh, it's so cute.
Oh, it's so good
to be home.
- Yeah, I bet.
- I'm really tired, though.
- I bet.
- Yeah.
- Relax.
- Yeah.
Speaking of relax,
take you to your room?
- Yeah.
- Okay.
- Got the bear?
- Yep. [laughs]
- You good?
- Yeah.
All right.
All right.
[clears throat]
I'm super... glad
with how Luke's doing.
I mean, look at me.
Can you believe
I'm home already?
I'm looking.
And I'm liking.
Even with
this beat-up body?
Oh, come on.
- Your body is awesome.
- Ben.
You gotta take me out.
All right. Where to?
Let's go to church
on Sunday.
Yeah. Church.
All right.
So, I'd like you to join me
in prayer today.
If you would, bow your heads.
Because we're your children,
God, we come to you boldly.
And, Lord,
as we come to you boldly,
we pray for those who need
your comforting presence
and healing power.
And, Father, we agree
with the Bernard family.
We agree with Daniel
and Kathy and Benjamin,
and we believe you and we pray
for a complete recovery of Luke.
Lord, we ask today,
open his eyes.
- Restore him completely.
- Ben.
It's about my fight.
[Pastor Randy] Heal his body,
we pray in Jesus' name.
Okay, buddy,
it's time to get up.
It's time to wake up.
- Luke.
- Luke, it's time to wake up.
Luke, honey,
can you hear us?
- Wake up, son.
- Daniel.
- No! Wake up!
- Daniel.
Luke, now!
All right,
you know the deal.
Protect yourselves
and obey my commands.
- Let's go! Fight!
- [bell rings]
[hip-hop music]
[crowd exclaims]
[crowd exclaims]
[crowd cheers]
The winner,
Benjamin "The Favorite" Bernard!
Are you giving him more drugs?
Luke doesn't even drink.
no more. We don't want you
to sedate him anymore.
- Stop.
- I'll talk to his doctor.
You can talk to his doctor
all you want,
but we would like you
to ask him
not to sedate our son anymore,
I don't get it.
How long is he
gonna be like this?
Benjamin, we have thousands
of people praying.
We're not gonna give up hope.
We're not.
God can heal him.
I believe that.
What? What God?
He hasn't done anything.
Don't be ridiculous,
okay, Benjamin?
Of course, he has.
You're afraid you're gonna
lose your precious Lukitus.
- Ben, stop it! Stop it!
- Oh, Benjamin.
We love you.
We love you very much.
We just want him better.
We want him to recover.
What if he doesn't recover?
What then?
Is God still good?
Huh? Tell me that.
[scoffs] Tell me that.
[cell phone vibrating]
It's me. It's me.
Hi, Nikki.
[Nikki] Hey, Kathy.
How are you holding up?
As well as can be expected,
I suppose.
We have thousands of people
praying for you.
Just focus on Luke,
and let us know
if you need anything.
can I ask you to pray
for something
that I can't include
in the blog?
What's that?
[Nikki] Dear God,
I lift up Luke right now,
and I pray for complete
healing over his body.
I pray for Dan and Kathy
that you would encourage them
in this time.
And I lift up Ben.
Please help Ben.
Heal him, Lord,
that he would come
to know your love.
- [tires screeching]
- [crash]
[rock music]
All right.
I'm cutting you off.
No, no, no, no.
No, I'm tapping you out.
- Calling you a cab.
- No.
My... My... My brother...
he survives, first round.
But now...
he won't wake up.
Wake up!
It's been what? Two weeks?
[groans] Everything's stupid.
It's just so stupid...
No, it's stupid
to give up this early.
A rare chip
came in this week.
[chips rattle]
Six-month blue chip.
The guy said
he wouldn't be seeing me again.
You are giving up too soon.
[rock music continues]
Ladies and gentlemen!
Clear the way
for Benjamin...
"The Favorite" Bernard!
[Ben crashes]
Rare chip. Rare chip.
Cab's on its way.
- [Daniel] Yeah, I'll get it.
- [Kathy] You sure?
- Is that Ben?
- Ben?
Hey, I'll see you
in a little bit.
- Yeah.
- Okay.
Ben? Hon?
Wake up.
- Hey. Hey.
- Oh, Mom.
- Have you been here all night?
- Okay, Mom, I'm okay.
Oh, Ben, you reek.
You need a shower.
Just give me,
give me a minute.
go get some coffee, hon.
How's Ben?
He's hungover.
What's this?
No, no,
I don't want to see that.
What is that?
The hospital bill.
We're not covered for it.
What? We're not covered?
Well, no, we're covered,
we're just not,
we're not that...
that covered.
Can I see it?
- No.
- Hey, Ben.
Hon, don't worry
about that, okay?
Don't worry about that.
God's gonna provide for us.
He will. He will.
He will.
Luke? Luke, hon?
- [Daniel] He's awake?
- Luke?
- Daniel!
- He's awake! Hey!
[Kathy] Hi, honey.
Hey, buddy.
- [Kathy] Hey.
- I can't believe it.
Where have you been?
It's Mom and Dad
and Ben!
Hey, hey, Luke.
- [Daniel] Hey, pal.
- [Kathy] Hi, honey.
- We're here, we're all here.
- [Daniel] Where you been?
[Daniel] Luke?
[both laugh]
[Kathy] Hey.
[Ben breathes heavily]
All right. So up.
And down. Just like that.
Go ahead.
How about the leg?
- Go up. And down.
- Ben.
What are you doing?
I'm moving his arms
and legs around to...
The doc says that
they need to see him have
intentional movement,
- and not just twitches, and...
- Right.
So I'm moving him,
trying to get him to move on his own,
but... but he's not.
It just...
I don't know what to...
He did it.
That was awesome!
Ash, go get
a doctor or nurse.
- Right.
- Go!
Yes! Yes!
Luke, move your leg again.
Come on.
Come on, Luke,
cross your leg again.
Do this one, go, just...
up and back.
Do it just like that.
Come on, you can do it.
Come on, Luke.
Come on. You can do this.
Cross your legs.
Hey, guys.
Intentional movement?
Yeah, he brought his legs up
and he crossed it.
Now he's not moving anymore.
Just like that.
[both laugh]
Yeah, that looks
intentional to me.
- Yeah.
- Yeah!
- Whoa. Whoa.
- [Ashley laughs]
That is over-the-top
intentional movement.
So, Luke.
How can he move up like that
with a broken back?
Maybe you need to do
more X-rays.
We'll look into that.
[breathes heavily]
- Hey, Mom.
- Hi, kiddo, hi!
Hey, I brought you
some lunch.
Thank you, thank you.
Just put it right there for me.
- It's lunchtime.
- I know, I appreciate it.
I brought something for you.
Recognize this?
- Huh? Look at this guy.
- [Kathy] Yeah?
[Ben] No.
It's okay.
Hey, it's okay.
The doctors say
he's making progress.
He is. He is.
- Good.
- Just give it time.
- Let's get him fixed.
- Give it time.
What else do you have?
Oh, my goodness,
look at this.
Oh, my goodness,
look at this.
What about that?
Do you recognize that?
Do you remember
that day?
You recognize me.
You recognize me.
You recognize me.
He's coming back.
He is coming back, Mom.
- He's coming back.
- Thank the Lord.
- Yeah.
- Complete recovery.
Who's it...
I think
he's trying to talk.
- What'd you say?
- What?
Who is that?
- I think it's the...
- The trach, yeah.
Cover it up.
Who is that?
- Me?
- Her?
I'm Ashley, Luke.
- Ashley.
- Ashley.
- It's okay.
- He doesn't remember.
It's okay.
It's okay.
[breathing heavily]
That's gonna cost you, champ.
Ben, you need to work
on your submissions.
Why submit when you can
just knock someone out?
[Jordan] You wish.
[Nick] You gotta be a
well-rounded fighter to go pro.
Come over, let me show you
this move real quick.
Down there right quick.
[Jordan] Man, aren't you
too old for this?
Was I too old
when I sat you down
with that body slam
last week?
- [Jordan] You got lucky.
- Then get your butt on down here then.
All right, first,
grab the hands of the person
when you pull them up, right?
Pull the hands up, see?
Knock 'em off balance.
Next step, you bring your arm
till you get the tricep.
Take this hand
and push his head over.
I'm old.
I can't be spinnin'
like a turtle shell.
So now I pull my legs
over the top.
Now I'm in this position
right here.
You're tryin' to pull the arm
out of the socket.
Arch your back
and apply pressure!
This is a good one for you.
You pull real hard.
Ain't that old, am I?
[cell phone rings]
Honey, it's the scout
from Real Salt Lake.
I need to take it.
I'll meet you in there
in a few minutes.
[sighs] Hi. Hello?
[Phillip] Mr. Bernard.
Phillip Moore, Real Salt Lake.
I just got the news about Luke.
How's he doing?
to be honest with you,
it's a miracle
that he's made it this far.
I don't know what I can tell you
about his soccer career.
[sighs] I am so,
so sorry to hear that.
for what it's worth...
Luke was going to be
our number one draft pick.
First round draft pick,
that's fantastic.
Very proud of him.
Look, it's been tough...
- Now, let's get you out of the chair.
- Hey!
- All right. Be careful.
- On the bed.
They said to move slowly.
They said to move really slow.
Take it easy, not fast.
- Luke, Luke, Luke!
- I just wanna get out of here!
- No, no, no. Daniel! Daniel!
- Luke!
- [Luke] Why...
- Luke, you can't do this!
Over here, come on.
Hey! Son! You've got
to go through rehab!
I don't know
why he's doing this.
- You're gonna...
- [Luke] Let me out!
- [Luke] Let me out!
- Son. Son! Listen to me.
It's all part of the process.
They said that a brain injury is
like knocking over a filing cabinet.
You have to put the files
back in the right folders.
I hate you! I hate you!
Daniel, I can't stand this.
The nurses said
that he would likely be angry.
It's all right. I understand
you don't mean that, son.
I understand. Just right here.
It's all right. It's okay.
I think I'd like a little bit
of brain trauma.
You know, Benjamin,
if you're not gonna help,
then don't be here, all right?
If you're gonna be here, be here!
- All right, I'm gone.
- Benjamin!
[Luke panting]
Hey. Hey.
- It's okay.
- Look at me. Look at me.
Think of all the stress
your dad is going through.
- I keep messing up!
- Yeah, you messed up.
Now you need to work it out.
You don't know everything
that's happened, okay?
I do know that you need
to figure it out with your dad.
Yeah, well,
it's figured out.
I know what I need to do.
What is this?
It's just a reminder...
of something else
I need to do.
- That's it.
- Okay.
After several X-rays,
we find his vertebrae
to be stable.
Stable. You say that.
What does that mean?
Stable means we can no longer
find breaks in his vertebrae.
So he's healed.
Well, all I can say is that
we can no longer find breaks.
He's healed.
Which means we can now
take the braces off.
Luke, you're healed.
- You're healed.
- Hug your son. God.
- [Daniel] But not too hard.
- [Kathy laughs]
Do you hear that? Yeah.
[Ben] What's going on
over there?
Oh, that guy?
He's just some promoter
from one of the title fights.
[rock music]
You scheduling
a title fight?
- He already has.
- Who are you?
"The Favorite" Bernard.
You want the best to fight
for the title, right?
Of course, but Michael's won his
last four fights in the region.
But I'm better.
There's no way
Miss Benjie Bernard
is better than me.
I'll fight. Let's prove it.
Yeah, us too. Let's fight!
Won't prove who's the best
unless we have other fighters.
All right. Get...
get other fighters
for a tournament fight.
This is gonna make
the title fight even bigger.
- [Ben] Yeah.
- The two of you.
I'll find
two other fighters.
$2,500 to fight,
$10,000 in a grand prize
for the winner.
[Ben] All right.
the starting line.
We'll get you out, one second.
Just hold on a second.
- Dad, get...
- I got it, I got it.
- Can you get it?
- Yep.
I'll help him up,
all right.
- And up.
- Easy.
All right.
You ready? And go!
Oh, yeah, you're doing...
Oh, look at this.
You're gonna play
soccer again real soon.
Oh, yeah.
All right. All right.
You got it.
[Daniel] Right behind you,
buddy, if you need me.
Just stay in your breath.
You doin' all right?
[Luke] Yeah,
I'm just worried for you.
- [chuckles]
- Why?
Hey, let's stop, okay?
- No, I'm not...
- Come on, you did great.
- Take the chair the rest of the way. Luke!
- [Ben] Hey, Luke!
- [Daniel] Get him.
- [Luke shrieks]
Hey, hey, buddy, you okay?
- Here, help me.
- [Ben] Let's get him up.
Come on, come on, come on.
Get him,
I'll get the chair.
Look, there's no...
shame in finishing
in the chair, son, come on.
I can't do anything.
I can't even run.
You will run.
You will play soccer.
You really think that?
We're Bernards.
Bernards never quit.
We can get through this.
- Come on, let's go.
- Yeah.
- All right.
- Lift your feet up, buddy.
- Let's go. You got it?
- There we go.
All right.
No shame in doing it this way.
You did great.
Before the accident I
could run laps around you.
Yeah. [chuckles]
Now we're about
neck and neck.
Oh! Looks like you still
got your sense of humor.
Humor, you either have it
or you don't.
I'm sorry you don't,
Oh, my God. [laughs]
Here we go, look,
everyone's cheering you on, man.
Finish right there.
You did good, Luke.
You did great.
- Stop.
- What?
- What?
- Stop.
- The finish line is right there, son.
- Yeah.
I don't want to finish in this.
You need the chair
to finish, Luke.
You can't finish
without the chair.
No, you don't.
You don't need it.
- Benjamin.
- You can do this.
Come on,
let me get you up.
All right, all right,
all right.
All right, take your time,
take your time.
Finish line is right over
here, all right?
It's right over here.
- All right.
- [Ben] You got this, come on.
Come on.
You can do it, Luke.
Come on! Come on, man!
You got this, Luke.
You got it! Keep on coming.
Don't get in that wheelchair!
Come on,
it's right there!
[Ben] We believe in you!
Come on! Come on!
- Come on! Come on!
- You got this, Luke!
Come on! Oh, yeah!
Yeah! [laughs]
Oh, look
who finally shows up!
- Hurry up!
- All right, all right.
You take longer than Ashley
to get ready.
What? Look who's talking,
slow motion.
- I'm faster than you!
- Oh, you're faster than me, huh?
- Yeah, they call me Flash.
- Oh, okay.
What do they call you
- We're about to see what they call me.
- Turtle.
Turtle power.
Very soon.
- Still with me on what we talked about?
- Yeah, I got it.
I just see you
training with him a lot.
Just makin' sure.
Don't worry about it.
Keep your friends close,
keep your enemies closer.
- Don't pinch him.
- I'm not, I'm not.
- I've got it.
- All right.
- It's not too tight, is it?
- No.
Oh, good.
- Hon?
- Yeah?
Do you think
now's a good time?
Yeah, yes, I do.
Do you remember Rebecca?
Yeah, she's my wife.
Well, she's...
she was your fiance.
She didn't make it.
She died,
in the car accident.
[Luke] No, no.
- No! No!
- They said it was quick.
- No, no, no!
- They said she...
- No, no, no!
- Luke, it's okay.
- No! No!
- [Kathy] Luke, it's okay.
[Luke] God, no!
[no audible dialogue]
Ah! There goes
the miracle.
Why are they
calling me that?
Because you are
a miracle, Luke.
You are a miracle.
They didn't expect you to live,
and in less than two months,
you're going home.
[Daniel] Thank you.
Dad! This is what I'm
gonna do to help you guys.
- What?
- I'll win this to help with Luke's bills.
Oh, that's great, son,
but it's really not up to you.
No, I wanna help you, Dad.
I'm gonna help you.
- Okay.
- [Luke] Ben, wait.
- Can I ride with Ben?
- I don't think that's a good idea.
No, it's okay.
Come on. Come on.
- Get your brother.
- Oh, okay.
- All right.
- All right, let's go.
Can you take me
to Rebecca's?
- Luke... She's... not...
- I know.
You all right?
What'd you say?
That I'm sorry.
Sorry for what I've done.
How much do you remember
about the accident?
Just... nothing.
[exhales sharply]
Luke, I gotta tell you
There's things
that you don't know.
Just... you don't remember.
Oh, God, this is hard.
What, Ben?
It was...
it was my fault.
Hey, I'm legit, man.
You always have to be the star.
Nah, some things
come naturally.
Yeah, I get it.
You being a jerk is natural.
Okay, boys, this is
not double-date talk.
Please don't
ruin the night.
You just wait.
In my pro fights,
I'm gonna be making more jack than you.
[Luke laughs]
You're gonna make
more jack than me?
You're just a wannabe,
I couldn't handle it
And I punched you
with everything I got.
Luke, I am so sorry.
Luke, I am so sorry.
Can you...
Look at what
you've done to me.
I have half a head!
You killed Rebecca!
I didn't mean to kill her!
I didn't mean to hurt anyone!
You destroyed my life!
Take me home!
[Luke cries]
I can't handle it!
Luke? Luke!
[Luke screams]
He killed her!
- Daniel! What are you talking about?
- [Luke] He killed her!
[Kathy] What are you talking about?
What are you talking about?
- [Luke sobs]
- [Kathy] What are you talking about?
[Luke] Nothing happened to him.
He should have died!
- [Kathy] Daniel!
- He should have died.
- Luke?
- [Luke] Benjamin!
[Luke] He hit me and he
caused this accident.
I didn't mean
to hurt anyone.
I tried to explain that to him,
and he was so angry.
He just wanted to leave.
I knew you were mad at him.
But I did not know
you punched him.
I was so angry at him.
I couldn't handle it anymore!
Oh, you couldn't handle it?
Look what you've
put us all through!
Look what you did to Luke!
Rebecca's dead!
She's dead.
I may never dance again
because of you.
I can't even look at you.
You are such a screw-up!
You hurt everyone!
You hurt everyone!
Luke doesn't have a head!
Rebecca's dead!
Ashley can't even
freakin' dance!
She can't dance!
You screwed up everything!
You screwed up! [shouts]
There we go, bring it up.
[grunts] Cross.
It's your time, man.
It's your time.
- You have no idea.
- Look straight.
- One, two, one now.
- I gotta have this.
Oh, yeah!
If you remember your
training, you got this.
Upper cut,
look straight.
[grunts] Yes, sir.
You got two fights tonight.
Don't get injured.
You got one hour
in between each fight.
Okay? One more time
for your mind.
One, two.
Pow, pow! There we go.
- We're ready.
- Whoo!
[Ashley] Look what
you put us all through!
Look at what you've done to me.
I have half a head!
You killed Rebecca!
[tires squeal]
[car crashes]
All right, fighters,
bring it in.
All right,
protect yourselves at all times.
Listen to my commands
at all times.
Any questions?
- No.
- [referee] Touch gloves.
Back to your corners.
Fighters, you ready?
You good? You ready?
All right, fight!
Let's go!
Hit him with that one, two!
Come on, come on, come on!
You be first, man.
[Ben grunts]
In and out. In and out.
Protect yourself.
Protect yourself on the way out!
[rock music]
There we go. There we go!
You gotta set in next time.
Come on, come on, come on!
[Ben grunts]
[crowd cheers]
Have a sit-down, son.
Give me your mouth guard.
Come on, Ben.
You're better than this.
Get your head straight,
Take a couple
sips of water.
Ben, get him
to the ground.
All right.
Give me his mouth guard.
There we go.
You ready to go?
All right, let's go.
Get up.
[crowd cheers]
Come on, be confident!
Are you ready?
Are you ready?
All right, fight!
Let's go, Ben.
That's what I'm talkin' about,
right there!
That's the ticket.
Get him to the ground!
[crowd cheers]
Come on,
get you in there!
It's your time, Ben.
Oh, yeah!
[Ben grunting]
Whoa, whoa! Hey! Hey!
Now, that's a knockout!
- That's it.
- Hey, thanks.
[crowd cheering]
The winner by knockout
in the second round,
"The Favorite" Bernard!
[Nick] Yes, sir!
Mm, mm, mm.
Great fight, Ben.
I could not believe
that last round.
Yeah, I... There's something I'm gonna
have to leave and go do. I just...
- Leave?
- Yeah.
What's wrong?
You gotta leave?
I'll know once I
make this phone call.
Ben, look at me, son.
I ain't never left
a soldier behind.
But if you leave,
I'm not gonna be in that corner with you.
You think about that.
[cell phone rings]
[breathing heavily]
- Honey, have you seen Ben?
- Hi.
Yes, he just
stormed through here.
- What?
- Don't worry. I got all my stuff now.
Mom asked you to come
to my fights this month and...
it was fine you didn't show.
But my tournament pro fight?
The biggest fight of my life!
- And you still don't show.
- Ben! Benjamin!
- No, no, no!
- Hey, listen to me.
Let me finish.
You've always
put him first.
- What?
- I get it.
The favorite Lukitus
always gets the very best.
While the rest of us...
Nothing! You, society, God!
You leave the rest of us to figure
out everything in this world alone!
What are you talking about?
Your mother and I have always been
there for you, for both of you.
When will you ever stop?
You took Rebecca from me.
You took everything from me!
Yeah, I screwed up.
no matter what I do...
or how good a son I am...
none of it matters.
Nothing I do will ever
be good enough for you!
And when I need you
the most...
you weren't there for me.
Ben! Benjamin!
- I was there.
- [laughs]
You're never there!
[door slams]
[exhales sharply]
Get it together.
You don't need anyone
in your corner.
Get it together!
[exhales sharply]
[crowd cheers]
See your hands.
Come on, baby. It's time.
Ladies and gentlemen,
let's do this!
The final match, winner take
all, round robin tournament.
One of these fighters
is going out of here
with $10,000.
[crowd cheers]
Sponsored by promoter
Conner Fraser.
Let's do this!
In the blue corner,
six feet, one inches tall,
Los Angeles, California
is his home.
With a record of ten wins
and one loss,
Michael "Venom" Daley!
[crowd cheers]
And in the red corner,
five feet, eleven inches tall,
from Tampa Bay, Florida.
With a record of 12 wins,
two losses,
"The Favorite" Bernard!
[crowd cheers]
come into the circle.
All right, fighters, listen.
Protect yourselves at all times.
Listen to my commands
at all times.
Any questions?
- No.
- Touch gloves.
Back to your corners.
Fighter, are you ready?
Fighter, you ready?
Bring it!
[Ben grunts]
[both grunting]
Get him down. Down.
- [bell rings]
- [referee] Time! Time! Time! Break it up.
Break it up! Time!
Back to your corners.
Fighters, back to your corners.
Listen, don't let him
take you down.
The only way he can beat you
is on the ground, all right?
- I can't stop his takedowns.
- Get him down.
Hey, he can't handle
the southpaw.
You're a southpaw.
You're too fast for him.
All right? Do it.
[crowd cheers]
Let's do it, come on.
Coaches, lock it up.
Fighters, you ready?
Ready, fight!
Get him down!
- [bell rings]
- [grunts]
Get him down
to the ground.
I can't take him down.
You have to
get him down, son.
Stick to the plan.
Fighters, you ready?
Get some!
[rock music]
[Daniel] Pick it up!
Pick it up! You got this!
[referee] All right, that's it, that's it!
Time! Time! That's it!
Fight's over.
Fight's over.
Back to your corners.
Ladies and gentlemen,
after three rounds,
we go to the judges' score
cards for a decision.
The first judge
scores the bout Daley.
The second judge
scores it Bernard.
And the final judge
scores it,
and the winner
by a split decision...
Michael "Venom" Daley!
I can't believe you
called him.
I tell you about that.
I can't believe
I lost to this poseur.
Oh, yeah? Well, this poseur
knocked you out, how 'bout that?
[Ben exclaims]
[Daniel] Ben!
Hey! Get off of my son!
Benjamin! [groans]
[Kathy on video] Oh,
there he is, our soccer champ.
It's okay, hey...
- [Ben] All right, I got you.
- Oh, my God, what happened?
Some guys jumped us.
Get some ice, Mom.
- Oh, my God.
- Yeah, I'm all right.
All right, all right, all right.
Ben. Benjamin, I'm okay.
Okay, all right.
I'm a little dizzy.
- [Kathy] Daniel!
- Hi.
- Hon, are you all right?
- I'm... Ow, ow!
- Oh, I'm sorry. What happened?
- Yes, yes.
Well, there was a...
there was a disagreement after the fight.
Oh, my gosh.
Luke, do you have those?
Let me see those.
Here, help me hold that up. Here.
[Daniel on video]
Let's go, guys, let's go!
Come on, Lukitus! Yeah!
Who's behind you, buddy?
- Yeah!
- [static]
Look who got his white belt
first day of karate!
[Kathy] Ben, look here,
give us a little punch. Just a punch.
- [grunting]
- Perfect! All right.
[Daniel laughs]
I'll go get my keys.
I'm gonna take him, okay?
[Daniel] Beat ya.
I'm gonna take him. I want to.
See you in the car, buddy.
- Hiya!
- [Kathy] That's perfect.
[Daniel] Luke, come on,
you know you didn't have
to get me anything.
- [Luke] I signed it.
- You did!
Whatever could it be?
- Well, you think it's a ball.
- I think maybe it's a ball, okay.
All right, I'm gonna open it up.
Let me see here.
Wow! It is...
absolutely perfect.
Everything I want.
Thank you very much,
- That's...
- [Ben] Dad, do you like it?
I made it myself
so you can play too!
- You did?
- Yes.
Well, what did you make yourself?
Let's see.
Whoa! It looks like
you made them yourself.
Doesn't it, Mom?
Doesn't it, huh?
"Ben fights for Dad."
Absolutely perfect.
Can we go
kick it around now?
Sure, sure, go, go, go!
Go, go!
[Ben] What are you
doing that for?
Oh, I'm gonna hang it up
on the wall out here
so I can see it every day.
- Nice.
- That's...
[breathing heavily]
I can't believe it.
I can't believe this.
It's crazy.
[exhales sharply]
I was wrong.
Wrong about my dad.
Wrong about you.
[stammers] I saw what you
did for Luke and Ashley...
I want that relationship
they got with you.
I'm... fighting everyone.
And you...
Why do you love me?
[sobs] Why?
I'm such a screw-up.
I'm sorry, God.
I'm sorry for everything.
Forgive me, Jesus.
I'm truly sorry.
You healed Luke.
Heal me.
Heal me.
My dad...
Yeah, I'm fine.
- Dad...
- No, no, no.
Hang on a second, okay?
I think...
I think it's my turn to talk.
I earned that.
- Right?
- [Ben] Yeah.
I mean, look at me.
[Ben] Yeah. Yeah.
Son, I can't be
everywhere all the time.
I'm not God.
Okay? Now...
now, your brother was easy to relate
to, but you, not so much.
Hey, hey. You...
somehow think
that I favor your brother.
Son, it's not favoritism,
it's a relationship.
It's the same kind
of relationship
that I've always wanted to have with
you, but for some reason...
I realized that when
you took those hits for me.
- It's just...
- Yes!
[sighs] It's what fathers
do, Benjamin.
No, it's what fathers do
who love their kids.
Oh. [chuckles] I don't care
if you're an MMA fighter.
I don't care
if you're a soccer player.
I don't care if you're
a clown in the circus.
I don't care if you're any good
at any of that stuff. I love you.
Okay? I love... this.
I love you.
And I have loved you from
the moment you were born.
Because you are mine.
You're my son.
Benjamin, you are my son,
and I love you.
I love you too, Dad.
Don't you dare make me cry.
It hurts.
Don't you dare. Oh, don't make me laugh.
It hurts more.
- Oh, no.
- No, no, no, no, no.
Okay, would you,
on the back?
- All right?
- Okay. Oh.
- Is that... all right?
- Yeah.
- [chuckles]
- [Daniel groans]
All right,
let's take a look here.
Hold that for me, please.
Looking good.
Any headaches?
No. None.
So are you ready to get rid
of that helmet for good?
You said that he might
have to wear it for a year.
It's only been
a few months.
I checked. He's ready
for a cranioplasty.
That is,
unless you want to wait.
Let's do it.
Okay, let me
check my schedule.
We have an opening
the 18th, next week.
Yeah. Yes.
- You available?
- Yes!
- What's wrong?
- It's a miracle.
- Thank you. Thank you.
- Sounds good.
I used to box when I was a
kid, you know that, right?
Yeah. We'll call you Neo,
I didn't even see those.
What does that mean?
Come on, Dad.
The Matrix? Neo?
- I got nothin'.
- Ah!
Tell you what,
call me S.A.
Uh, no hablo espaol.
No, no, not Spanish, silly.
S.A., Superior Athlete.
G.S., Genetic Superior.
And Mom thinks I'm cocky?
- Your mom isn't here right now, is she?
- No, she isn't.
- [Nick] Ben?
- Yeah?
Some good news
came in.
[Ben] Okay, what's up?
They're overturning the judge's
decision 'cause Michael cheated.
They found out that somebody
rubbed some Vaseline on him.
- What does that mean for me?
- A rematch.
What do you guys think?
You in?
- Schedule it.
- All right, I'm gonna call it in.
- All right!
- Let's do it!
[Kathy] Oh!
There he is, our soccer champ.
Luke, Luke,
say hi to the camera.
- Hey, buddy.
- [Daniel chuckles] That's good.
- How's the game going?
- That's good.
- [Luke] This is so cool.
- Yeah.
I think we have a couple more of those.
More to play.
- [Kathy] Hey, Ben.
- Hey.
- Benjamin!
- Mom, Dad.
- [Kathy] You okay?
- Yeah, I'm good, I'm good.
I know you're
doing videos,
but can I talk to Luke
for a second?
- Yeah, absolutely. You two need to talk.
- [Kathy] Of course, baby, yeah.
All right?
[Kathy] We'll get back
to this later, okay?
Luke, hey, man.
how much longer
until you're fully recovered?
- You're at what, 80%?
- I feel like I'm 100.
Yeah, right, 100.
[clears throat]
will you come with me?
I want you to meet
someone at Tapp'd Out.
Is Ashley
gonna be there?
She isn't talking to me.
All right.
Just give me a sec.
I'll meet you at the truck.
Okay. Great.
- Hey, you guys.
- Hey.
Hey, I wanted to show you
the miracle.
Oh, well, it's nice to meet
you, Miracle.
Please, please, call me by my
nickname, which is Luke.
- Hmm. Okay.
- [Ben] Oh, gosh.
So it's been
under six months.
- Well...
- Actually...
Give it, yeah.
- Rare chip.
- [Julia] Yeah.
- I think this belongs to you.
- It does.
Thank you.
So this is why Luke
wanted me to come in.
Ash, wait! I've changed!
I want...
- I want...
- What do you want, Ben?
- I want...
- What do you want?
I want you, okay?
I want you!
None of it matters
if I don't have you.
I love you.
Ben... I never knew that
I could love somebody so much
and hate them just the same.
[Kathy] Luke, no!
Come here. Come here.
- [Luke] You okay?
- Yes, of course.
I need some help
with something.
- That's your mom.
- She's a smart lady.
Yeah, that's why
I married her.
Well, good thing
opposites attract.
- Yeah, that's funny.
- [laughs]
It kinda is. [laughs]
A little bit.
There we go.
- Yeah.
- Whoa, whoa.
- That a spot?
- No, no, no.
Got a spot. Hey!
- Yep.
- Come on.
Let's get it.
- All right.
- Okay.
[both laugh]
Good job.
- You too.
- Thank you.
Did come through
as a pretty nice diamond.
- Not in the rough anymore.
- Not in the rough.
No, no, no.
Here. Give me five.
- I didn't even try.
- Give me five.
- I didn't even try.
- Wha-pow!
- Give me five.
- [Daniel] Hands like feet.
[Ben] So I thought maybe now
would be a good time
to start working
on that project car of yours.
- Really? You're gonna help me now?
- Yeah, finally.
All right, let's do it.
Whoa, whoa, whoa,
whoa, whoa, whoa!
It's done.
Yeah, man, all for you.
Everything works?
Of course!
Let's take it for a ride.
Let's go down to the coast.
How did you do this?
When did you do this?
[Ben] Well, I had
a little help.
[Ben and Daniel laugh]
This is amazing. Uh...
- Let's hope it runs, right?
- [Ben] Shut up!
Here, get in the car.
[Daniel] Have fun, guys.
- Whoo!
- [engine starts]
- [radio: rock music]
- There it is.
- Oh, man.
- Oh, wow.
- Look at this.
- I missed this spot.
Whoo. Wow.
[Luke] Since you guys had
so much fun with that car,
what do you want to
build next?
I wanna build...
a family.
[laughs] Whoa.
All right, all right.
Let's back the love train up a little bit.
- Yeah?
- Ben, this is huge, man.
I know.
All right, so,
how are you gonna ask her?
Not sure. I haven't even
got a ring, but...
now might be a bad time.
hopelessly unromantic.
[both laugh]
Gettin' married.
Oh, man.
I'm sorry, Luke.
you should be
marrying Rebecca.
[Luke] Well.
I've come to peace
with the whole accident, and...
- I'm sorry.
- For what?
I wasn't
a good big brother, man.
I was a jerk.
I love you, man.
I love you too.
Whoa! [laughs]
- What?
- Calm that grip down.
- I'm in your corner, big guy.
- It's go time!
I'm ready.
I know you are.
Come here, son.
Let me get you a little help there.
Right, push through,
right there.
Come on! There we go.
- Hey, Ben.
- Get you all strapped in.
You came.
Yeah, your dad dragged me here.
He wanted me to give you this.
[chuckles] Oh.
What's the note say?
Happiness starts
To come from truth...
My dad dragged you here?
No. I wanted to see
this changed man fight.
- Fresh start?
- Yeah.
My one forever
Oh, you are
My soul keeper
My heart breaker
- Good luck.
- Thank you.
[exhales sharply]
[rock music]
Come to me
What are we fighting for...
[crowd cheers]
[announcer] Ladies and
gentlemen, big fight tonight.
This is the rematch
you have waited for.
We all know the controversy
the first fight ended in.
The winner here
gets a shot at the title.
Are we ready?
Let's do this!
Fighter, you ready?
Fighter, you ready?
- Bring it!
- [bell rings]
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
[both straining]
[crowd booing]
[referee] Hey, hey, hey! Hey!
Listen, no eye gouging!
No eye gouging!
- Are you okay?
- [Daniel] You all right?
- You okay? Can you continue?
- Yeah.
All right,
let's go, let's go!
- Fight!
- [crowd cheers]
- [bell rings]
- Time! Time! Time! Time!
Back to your corners!
Go out there
and give it everything you got.
You gotta get him to the ground
and finish him!
You understand me?
Let's go, fighters!
Corners lock it up!
Hey, watch that kick!
Last warning.
Last warning and you're out.
Let's go! Let's go! Fight!
[indistinct shouting]
- [bell rings]
- Time! Time! Time! Time! Time!
Back to your corners.
[crowd cheers]
Ben! Hey! Hey!
He fights dirty,
but you got this, okay?
You gotta dig deep.
Find it in your heart.
Now let's go get it done.
Fighter, you ready?
Fighter, you ready?
[crowd cheering]
Bring it!
[audio slows, distorts]
[no audible dialogue]
Favorite! Favorite!
Benjamin, you are my son,
and I love you.
[crowd chanting]
Favorite! Favorite! Favorite!
[chanting continues]
- I love you too.
- [crowd] Favorite! Favorite!
"Ben fights for Dad."
Absolutely perfect.
Favorite! Favorite! Favorite!
[referee] All right, all right,
that's it, that's it!
[crowd cheers]
[upbeat music]
["God Can"
by Andrea Mellini playing]
I want to testify
I want to say that I
That I finally realize
I'm only human
And I know
It may sound strange
But there has been a change
Now my life is rearranged
I am a new man
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I want to testify
Wanna testify
I want to say that I
Finally realize, yeah
Finally realize
I'm only human
That I'm only human
I know it may sound strange
Just a little strange
There's been a change
There has been a change
My life is rearranged
You know God can
Yeah, yeah
God can
God can
God can
Somebody like Mr. Bernard,
who comes in with
a Glasgow Coma Score of three,
and then, a few months later,
is walking into
my brain injury clinic,
I could count those on one hand.
So very, very, very uncommon,
and I hesitate to say the word,
but, you know, it is almost,
when you see it,
the first word that comes
in your mind is like miraculous.
God can
He can save you
God can
He can heal you
I know he can
He can free you
From your heartaches
From your struggle
I know
God can
God can
If you trust him
If you believe
God is able
God is able
God is able
He can do
Oh, whatever
God can
[cheers and applause]
Daniel and Kathy Bernard,
directors of
Somebody Cares Tampa Bay,
with their miracle son,
would you welcome Luke tonight.
I'm gonna go ahead
and pray a little bit right now.
Dear God,
thank you for all those
who prayed for me to...
get better.
I really appreciate it.
It took me some time
to get better.
And I really,
I'm really thankful
for your constant prayers.
Because it really did end up
changing me.
And I ended up getting healed.
I know a few might be
a little discouraged about
certain prayers, like,
jobs and whatnot,
but God hears those prayers,
and they make a difference.
And I know God's a healer.
I really know.
And he healed me,
so I realize that. Yeah.
And I just hope that, God,
I'll make a difference
in this world
and maybe in somebody as well.
And I really hope for that,
and I'll hope to
see that real soon.