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American Son (2008)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  January 2008 (USA)
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The story of a young Marine, fresh from Camp Pendleton, who is forced to confront the complexities of adulthood and a volatile home life during a four-day Thanksgiving leave.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mike
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Company Commander (voice)
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Marine #1
Justin Diedolf ...
Marine #2
Renzo Fidani ...
Marine #3
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Marine #4
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Marine #5
Dominique Valdez ...
Go USA! Guy
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Cristina
Danielle Barbosa ...
Cristina's Mother
Gaby Medina ...
Christina's Sister
Anthony Medina ...
Christina'a Brother
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Jake
Erica Gluck ...
Tricia
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The story of a young Marine, fresh from Camp Pendleton, who is forced to confront the complexities of adulthood and a volatile home life during a four-day Thanksgiving leave.

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Anything can happen in 96 hours.

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Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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O Filho da América  »

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God Damn
Written by Michael Baiardi and Alexander Pol
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Rough cut screening - very powerful
11 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw a rough cut of this movie in Los Angeles. A friend of mine was involved with post- production and he invited me to a screening. I didn't know what to expect -- I'd only seen Nick Cannon in Drumline and thought he was kind of lightweight. Not so in this movie. Basically, the story follows him for a few days before he's about to be sent of to Iraq, and in this short time, he falls in love with a girl he's just met.

The movie is very powerful and heartbreaking but it somehow doesn't feel depressing. I've seen a few other Iraq war movies, but this one all takes place in the US, and it's not really a war movie. It's more like a coming of age film.

The performances were great -- especially the kid who plays Nick Cannon's best friend -- and the story is gripping as hell. The cut i saw was terrific and i am really looking forward to seeing the final version.


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