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Dog Tags (2008)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 10 April 2008 (USA)
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... See full summary »

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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
Chris Carlisle ...
Chris
Tanner Max Eflinger ...
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Bobby Zelsdorf ...
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John Koons ...
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Boy at Bar #2
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Alan
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Alan's Friend
Josh Payne ...
Pool Boy #1
Daniel Wilcox ...
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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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First film role for Paul Preiss, who portrays Nate Merritt, the lead character. See more »

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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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References Diff'rent Strokes (1978) See more »

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Where will it lead when these two meet?
9 February 2009 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Written and directed by Damion Dietz, Dog Tags opens with "Nate" (Paul Preiss) getting ready to head off to the army. We see that he is close to his mom, but not really so close to his girlfriend Trish. At the same time, we meet "Andy" (Bart Fletcher), serious and sad, who isn't sure what he wants to do, and doesn't fit in with his peers. Then we go to flashback, and see how Nate and Andy meet up, and THAT is an interesting story. We learn things about BOTH of them that they themselves hadn't known before. They have both come from extremely dysfunctional home-situations, with major gaps in their family histories. We "flash forward" here and there, and sometimes it takes a minute to figure out what's going on, but overall a good script and good story. Some nudity and sexual situations - definitely not for the kiddies. The only drawback I found was that there are no-subtitles for the hearing impaired. I see there is a director's commentary track, so that might be fun to hear. Impressive first starring role acc to IMDb (is that right??) for Paul Preiss. Fun and tastefully done.


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