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Director:
Writers:
Eric Schmid (screenplay)
Neil Abramson (story) ...
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Tagline:
Anything can happen in 96 hours.
Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Nick Cannon ... Mike

Matt Sigloch ... Company Commander (voice)

Dotan Baer ... Marine #1
Justin Diedolf ... Marine #2
Renzo Fidani ... Marine #3

Wade Harlan ... Marine #4

Robert T. Parker ... Marine #5
Dominique Valdez ... Go USA! Guy

Melonie Diaz ... Cristina
Danielle Barbosa ... Cristina's Mother
Gaby Medina ... Christina's Sister
Anthony Medina ... Christina'a Brother

Matt O'Leary ... Jake
Erica Gluck ... Tricia

Tom Sizemore ... Dale

April Grace ... Donna
Bryan Marsh ... Redneck

Sean Marquette ... Darcy

Ray Santiago ... Miguelito

Percy Daggs III ... Shawn

Michael Welch ... Goldie
Samuel McFadden ... Samuel
Nancy Kliuftis ... Courtney

Diana Terranova ... Tammy
Eurydice Davis ... Amber
Katie Ulloa ... Christina's Boss

Chi McBride ... Eddie

Jolene Hjerleid ... Dawn

Herman Wilkins ... Aaron
Toni Quintero ... Maria (as Tonie Quintero)

Sal Lopez ... Cristina's Father
Rosie Grandiallas ... Señora Morales

Jay Hernandez ... Junior Morales
Dennis D'Antin ... Alex
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Erick Florez ... Gang Banger (uncredited)
Jumper Lark ... Kyle (uncredited)

Alex Perez ... Marine - Private (uncredited)

Jose Perez ... Marine (uncredited)

Directed by
Neil Abramson 
 
Writing credits
Eric Schmid (screenplay)

Neil Abramson (story) and
Eric Schmid (story)

Produced by
Chris Frisina .... executive producer
Keeley Gould .... co-producer
Keeley Gould .... line producer
Alex Kohner .... executive producer
Danielle Renfrew .... producer
Michael Roiff .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tim Boland 
Sam Retzer 
 
Cinematography by
Kris Kachikis (director of photography) (as Kristian Kachikis)
 
Film Editing by
Karen Schmeer 
 
Casting by
Venus Kanani 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Paula Good 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Gioia 
 
Costume Design by
Christie Wittenborn 
 
Makeup Department
Jeni Chua .... hair stylist
Jeni Chua .... makeup artist
Sara C. Hernandez .... key hair stylist
Sara C. Hernandez .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Luca Borghese .... post-production supervisor
Yari Schutzer .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis Hagney .... first assistant director
Andrew Shepherd .... second assistant director
Lance W. Lanfear .... second assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Art Department
James Ambers .... props assistant
Christian Goss .... props assistant
Martin Carrasco Leon .... props assistant
 
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... sound effects editor
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Adam De Coster .... foley artist
Ginger Geary .... foley artist
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor (as Peter Lago)
Doug Latislaw .... adr mixer
Patricio A. Libenson .... dialogue editor (as Patricio Libenson)
Sean Madsen .... sound engineer
Maggie Malyn .... post sound coordinator
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Paige Pollack .... foley artist
Henry Rivera .... boom operator
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer (as Mark Rozett)
Melissa Strater .... post sound coordinator
Kyle Tilbury .... sound engineer
April Tucker .... adr engineer
Steven Utt .... foley editor (as Steve Utt)
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
Jay Verkamp .... sound mixer
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Skip Williams .... dialogue editor (as Billy Skip Williams)
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Rene Diamante .... pyrotechnician
Boyd Lacosse .... pyrotechnician
 
Visual Effects by
Jason W. Alexander .... compositor: Handmade Digital
Todd Groves .... lead compositor: Handmade Digital
Lee Roderick .... visual effects supervisor: Handmade Digital
Howard Stein .... iq artist: Modern VideoFilm
Jennifer Vecchiarello .... visual effects producer: Handmade Digital
 
Stunts
Jeannie Epper .... stunt coordinator
Kurtis Epper .... stunt rigger
Brian Simpson .... stunt rigger
Ryan Happy .... stunt double (uncredited)
Joseph E. Jones .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yash Bhatt .... grip
Lila Byall .... first assistant camera
Mike Gratzmiller .... loader
Shaun Hosseini .... electrician
Greg Marquez .... electrician
Brady McElroy .... key grip
Steven R. Morales .... best boy electric (as Steve Morales)
Alex Skvorzov .... gaffer
Kirk F. Smith II .... second assistant camera (as Kirk Smith)
Nick Sogard .... best boy grip
John Spellman .... additional second assistant camera
Adam L. Taylor .... still photographer (as Adsam Taylor)
Bryan Sprow .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Chad Ritterbach .... additional casting
Julie Swistak .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelli Hughes .... costumer
Gillian Zwick .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Toni Allen .... negative cutter
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer
Richard Codding .... assistant editor
Joe Finley .... digital intermediate colorist: Modern VideoFilm
Vivian Hengsteler .... negative cutter
Jonny McPheeters .... colorist: dailies
Rana Musharbash .... digital intermediate post supervisor: Modern VideoFilm
Christine Park .... assistant editor
Naomi Spiro .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Gerry Cueller .... music supervisor
Greg Danylyshyn .... music supervisor
Jon Mooney .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Joseph E. Jones .... driver (as Joe Jones)
Dave Velona .... driver
Jeremy Feinberg .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Stephen Amstutz .... location scout
Kenny Brant .... location manager
Darci Dunnagan .... production coordinator
Michael J. Escobar .... production accountant (as Michael Escobar)
Guy Flint .... studio teacher
Lindsay Hagans .... script supervisor
Matt Hernandez .... production assistant
Todd Warren Howard .... script supervisor (as Todd Howard)
Ted Johnston .... production assistant
Stanley Longstreet .... location scout
Clint Mabry .... body double: Junior (as John Clint Mabry)
Nick Plantico .... weapons handler
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production legal
Pat Repola .... vice president: feature post, Modern VideoFilm
Stephen Ross .... key set production assistant
Gabe Scarpelli .... production assistant
Marci Scott .... location assistant
Matt Sigloch .... technical advisor: military
Mike Tristano .... weapons handler
Alisia Vega .... production assistant
Melissa Vickers .... production assistant
Reuben Cannon .... production assistant (uncredited)
Vester Day .... caterer (uncredited)
Alex Farrington .... set medic (uncredited)
Chris Fernandez .... intern (uncredited)
Torrence Hall .... armorer (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and drug use
Runtime:
USA:90 min (Sundance Film Festival)
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:M | New Zealand:R16 | Singapore:M18 | USA:R (certificate #45363)

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Trivia:
Filmed in only 20 days.See more »
Soundtrack:
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American Son, 4 May 2014
Author: Rich Wright

You're a young black marine. You have 96 hours leave before being posted to Iraq for more than a year. How do you break the news to your family? What will you get up to in the last period of civilian life you'll have for a while? And will you trying calling that cute girl you met on the way back home? Decisions, decisions...

American Son is what I would refer to as a tepid drama. Everyone involved gives their all, and it all feels pretty realistic. It's just all a little too by-the-numbers for my liking, from the booze-filled parties he attends filled with clothes-shedding nymphets (don't these girls have any self respect) to the decision to inform all and sundry he's off just a few hours before departure. Cue the waterworks, before a quick acceptance. And if you think he's going to spend a bonk-filled final rendezvous with this young lady in a hotel he's known for all of three days... BANG! You win the internet!!

One last question: Our lead seems like a really nice guy... so why are all his friends complete jerks? If I was him, I would dump the lot.... and start afresh. Well, that's what we do with bad Scrabble letters, anyway.... 5/10

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