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American Son (2008)

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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:
Company Commander (voice)
Marine #1
Justin Diedolf ...
Marine #2
Renzo Fidani ...
Marine #3
Marine #4
Robert T. Parker ...
Marine #5
Dominique Valdez ...
Go USA! Guy
Danielle Barbosa ...
Cristina's Mother
Gaby Medina ...
Christina's Sister
Anthony Medina ...
Christina'a Brother
Erica Gluck ...


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.


Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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




Release Date:

January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Filho da América  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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I can completely relate. My question is when are they going to make a movie about the life of a Female military member? They have all these war movies and military movies that are all about Men in the military, why not make one about the Females? It is hard for us too, being in a male dominate career field. I love the movies about my brothers at war...but where is the love for the sisters fighting too? I do think that this was a Great movie. It really throws down how it feels to come home after going to Boot. Friends and family do not understand that it is not just a job, it is also a commitment, a life style that one chooses when they sign that dotted line. You don't actually realize how much you have changed as a person until you go back home after about a year or so of training and see all your old friends doing nothing with their lives.

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