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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

Grant Harvey ... Bapps
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
Rich Wolff .... executive producer (as Richard Wolff)
Original Music by
Jeffery Alan Jones 
Cinematography by
Terence Pratt 
Film Editing by
Denise Howard 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Salazar 
Makeup Department
Branwyne .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mario Passera .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Jeffery Alan Jones .... sound designer
Jeffery Alan Jones .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeffery Alan Jones .... supervising sound editor
Andrew Tracy .... foley artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Wittenberger .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Branwyne .... wardrobe
Music Department
Justin Mortelliti .... singer/songwriter: title song
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 »
Deb Merritt:How am I supposed to know she'd be whoring around with everyone?
Nate:With everyone?
Deb Merritt:Yeah, she closed the bar every night since you been gone. They even named a drink after her on the happy hour menu called The Whore Bride.
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5 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Too Many Problems, 21 November 2009
Author: ray lopez from Los Angeles

This films has some very good and very competent actors. Unfortunately, the script, directing and editing don't match the caliber of acting. There was never any connection between the main characters and those around them. They just popped in and out of the story. Sure, we know how they're related to each character. But we are never shown any reason for them being in the script. Some expositional dialog only makes it worse.

The story moves way too slowly. Too many moments are built up, only to be let down by an unfulfilled scene climax. For instance (being very general so as not to give anything away) a soldier comes back from boot camp to discover something that should send him way over the top. Instead, the script has him easily dismissing this situation with nothing more than a sigh. What?????

There are too many cross shots that really don't do anything to impact the story. Such as a shot of an abandoned drive-in screen to a shot of a garage door. There's no significance to it. This is just one example. The cross shots seem to be nothing than an exercise you'd do in college while trying to discover your vision and voice as a director.

And lastly, if you're going to have a stand-in for the intimate man-on-man sex scene, at least find somebody who actually looks like your star! That guy had longer hair, long sideburns, a different profile and different body shape! It was glaringly visible that he was a mis-matched stand-in.

I would have rated this film a "1" except that the acting kept me from doing so. The actors were the only reason I watched the entire film ... over 3 nights. There's no way I could have done it at just one sitting. There are some real stand outs in this film.

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