Sgt. Cole Lewis, mentally and physically scarred by his time served in Iraq, finds humanity, compassion and friendship in a group of similarly injured vets at a rundown VA hospital. But just as their luck starts to change, the ghosts of war re-emerge, leading Lewis and his buddies down a path of guilt, desperation and self-destruction. Written by
Everyone deserves a new beginning.
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Manning and editor William Miller searched for several months to find the right track for the opening credits, turning down several hundred songs. One day during an editing break, Bobby Bare's "Mehan" came up on Miller's I-tunes playlist. Manning heard the song and flipped and demanded Miller contact his friend Bare immediately. Bare tried to dissuade Manning from using the song, citing that it brought up unpleasant memories for him. He sent Manning a demo for a brand new tune, "Sad Smile," that he thought would be better. Manning thought "Mehan" a stronger choice for the opening credits but ended up using "Sad Smile" in another part of the film. See more