Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Donald Petrie|
|Produced by||Lauren Shuler Donner|
|Written by||Sara Parriott|
|Music by||Thomas Newman|
|Distributed by||Orion Pictures|
The Favor is a 1994 romantic comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and written by Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon. It stars Harley Jane Kozak, Elizabeth McGovern, Bill Pullman, Brad Pitt and Ken Wahl. The original music score was composed by Thomas Newman.
Kathy has seemingly been happily married to Peter, but their relationship has grown routine. She cannot help but wonder what would happen if she ever got together with her high school sweetheart, Tom, who she had never slept with. Being married prevents her from acting on that, so she asks her friend, Emily, to look Tom up when she goes to Denver, and to sleep with him, then tell Kathy what it was like. Emily does this, but when she tells Kathy that Tom is awesome and they had sex all night, their friendship suffers, as does Kathy's marriage. Things become even more complicated when Emily learns she is pregnant, and is uncertain if Tom or her boyfriend, Elliot is the father.
- Harley Jane Kozak as Kathy Whiting
- Elizabeth McGovern as Emily Embry
- Bill Pullman as Peter Whiting
- Brad Pitt as Elliot Fowler
- Ken Wahl as Tom Andrews
- Ginger Orsi as Gina
- Leigh Ann Orsi as Hannah
- Larry Miller as Joe Dubin
The Favor was filmed in 1990, but went into wide release in the United States and Canada on April 29, 1994, owing to Orion's bankruptcy in 1991. It was released to home video on the DVD format for Region 1 on December 29, 2001, through MGM Home Entertainment.