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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Preiss ...
Nate Merritt
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Trish Huddle
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Deb Merritt
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Gene
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Recruiter (as Bobby Trey)
Bart Fletcher ...
Andy Forte
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Chris
Tanner Max Eflinger ...
Party Guest #1
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Party Guest #2
John Koons ...
Party Guest #3
Matthew Herrmann ...
Boy at Bar #2
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Alan
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Alan's Friend
Josh Payne ...
Pool Boy #1
Daniel Wilcox ...
Pool Boy #2
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Abandoned by his father and raised by a single mother, Nate Merritt joins the Marines to support his soon-to-be fiancée. While on leave in Palm Springs, Nate meets a seemingly free spirited young gay man, who leads him on a path of discovery--and to the surprising identity of the father he never knew. Written by From Yahoo Movies

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Nate discusses possibly going "AWOL". He's a Marine, so the correct term is UA, for unauthorized absence. See more »

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Nate: I'm not sure if I should.
Andy: There is no should or suppose to, it's about what's Nate wanna do.
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Remarkable & Touching
16 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a complete surprise. It starts out so slowly but before you know what is happening it keeps building and building until you are totally caught up in the unfolding drama which is quite remarkable in the way it is done. The cast is absolutely perfect, especially the two mothers who galvanize the story to such a degree that it is amazing. Yet there is the "missing" father in the background who in one scene utterly wraps you up in the situation that no one would want to be in yet the male lead finds himself in. The male lead, Paul Preiss, apparently has quit acting and according to his web site he is now directing commercials and short films. I can certainly understand why he would give up acting, after all, it's a no win situation unless you hit it big, yet it's too bad because he really is a natural. But the other male lead is also wonderful and the two of them together are electric. This film really is very touching.


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