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Damion Dietz (writer)
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Paul Preiss ... Nate Merritt

Amy Lindsay ... Trish Huddle

Candy Clark ... Deb Merritt

Hoyt Richards ... Gene

Robert S. Martin III ... Recruiter (as Bobby Trey)
Bart Fletcher ... Andy Forte
Chris Carlisle ... Chris
Tanner Max Eflinger ... Party Guest #1

Bobby Zelsdorf ... Party Guest #2
John Koons ... Party Guest #3
Matthew Herrmann ... Boy at Bar #2

Willam Belli ... Alan

Jason Sechrest ... Alan's Friend
Josh Payne ... Pool Boy #1
Daniel Wilcox ... Pool Boy #2

Justin Mortelliti ... The Marine

Barry Ratcliffe ... Uncle Sam (as Barry J. Ratcliffe)
Stephan D. Gill ... Justin
Marcus Morales ... Travis

Diane Davisson ... Louise Forte
Merideth McClean ... Receptionist

Keythe Farley ... Mark Dessau

Directed by
Damion Dietz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Damion Dietz  writer

Produced by
Damion Dietz .... producer
Stephanie Kirchen .... producer
Raymond Murray .... executive producer
Terence Pratt .... associate producer (as Terence C. Pratt)
Elyse Rogers .... co-producer
Rich Wolff .... executive producer (as Richard Wolff)
Original Music by
Jeffery Alan Jones 
Cinematography by
Terence Pratt  (as Terence C. Pratt)
Film Editing by
Denise Howard 
Production Design by
Kathleen Finch 
Art Direction by
Aja Lockhart 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Salazar 
Makeup Department
Branwyne .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mario Passera .... first assistant director
Art Department
Kurt Koehler .... graphic artist
Sound Department
Alan Archer .... foley artist
Joe Iemola .... sound editor
Jeffery Alan Jones .... sound designer
Jeffery Alan Jones .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeffery Alan Jones .... supervising sound editor
Andrew Tracy .... foley artist
Andrew Tracy .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Hickey .... gaffer
Trevor Navarra .... best boy electric
Trevor Navarra .... still photographer
John Pedone .... gaffer: second unit
Paul Wittenberger .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Branwyne .... wardrobe
Music Department
Pablo Mathiason .... music supervisor
Justin Mortelliti .... singer/songwriter: title song
Transportation Department
Gary Dietz .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Kristy Benjamin .... production assistant
Morganne K. Fleschere .... script supervisor

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USA:90 min
Australia:R (2009) | France:-12 (DVD)

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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Nate discusses possibly going "AWOL". He's a Marine, so the correct term is UA, for unauthorized absence.See more »
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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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Search for Meaning and Friendship In A Crazy World, 27 February 2013
Author: museumofdave from Paradise, California

Because of the DVD cover picture and some reviews I had read, there was an expectation that this little indie would be just another Gay Consciousness Raising Film, that is, another predictable tale where boy meets boy and both fight and then realize they have good sex together and will love each other for eternity no matter what happens. I'm glad to say I was wrong; this film offers a more complex view of human behavior, dealing with individuals who learn about one another by listening, by caring, by questioning, and ultimately, by growing in positive ways from their being tossed together purely by chance. I would recommend sticking with this film past the first ten or fifteen minutes, and you may get wrapped up in director Damion Dietz's exploration of friendship, family, and a search for some kind of meaning in a haphazard world. Its a film with heart about people who need a helping hand and as such does it's job very well.

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