MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 170 this week

Memorial Day (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, History  |  11 July 2012 (Norway)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 1,645 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 8 critic

Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(based on a story by), (based on a story by), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 01 Jul 2012
 
a list of 1824 titles
created 20 Nov 2013
 
a list of 517 titles
created 09 Jan 2014
 
a list of 3994 titles
created 18 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Memorial Day" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Memorial Day (2011)

Memorial Day (2011) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Memorial Day.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Memorial Day (1998)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

An embittered satellite expert gets the opportunity for revenge against the USA by aiding terrorists in a plan to destroy the country's military base.

Director: Worth Keeter
Stars: Mongo Brownlee, Frederick Coffin, Oscar Dillon
Admissions (2011)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Admissions is a short film starring Academy Award nominee James Cromwell that tells a transformational tale about what it takes to find lasting peace, even in war-torn places like the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Kakatsakis
Stars: James Cromwell, Anna Khaja, Oren Dayan
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Eldar Salavatov
Stars: Yuriy Kutsenko, Evgeniy Antropov, Yusup Bakhshiev
Hide Away (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.

Director: Chris Eyre
Stars: Josh Lucas, Ayelet Zurer, James Cromwell
Night Vet (2014)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A woman brings her dog to an all-night, animal hospital never realizing that it is she who will be healed.

Director: Julie Cobb
Stars: James Cromwell, Angela Sarafyan, Joanna Cassidy
Action | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1972, the conflict in Vietnam continues. The creeping threat of communism grips the nation in fear. In an abandoned prison on the US/Mexican border, KGB mole Nikolai Dzerzhinsky waits ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Eugene Evans
Stars: Michael Scovotti, Ross Marquand, Michael Wincott
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Wealthy thrill-seekers pay huge premiums to have themselves inserted into military adventures, only this time things don't go exactly to plan.

Director: Maxim Korostyshevsky
Stars: Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A group of Hollywood assistants who strive for something bigger, conspire to make a movie behind their bosses' backs using their resources.

Director: Steve Morris
Stars: Chris Conner, Michael Grant Terry, Kathleen Early
Metro I (2013)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Terror strikes the underground train system in Moscow in the form of a flood from a collapsed tunnel.

Director: Anton Megerdichev
Stars: Sergey Puskepalis, Anatoliy Belyy, Svetlana Khodchenkova
Music High (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A music program is broken and the students unruly, Jazz the teacher must fix both. To tame the savage beasts, he taps their mutual interests in music to pull the students together to salvage their senior class pride.

Director: Mark Maine
Stars: Jonathan Bennett, Cassie Scerbo, Monte Markham
Memorial Day (1999)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Rachel hasn't slept for a while. A few years back, her brother was mysteriously killed while she and a group of friends partied by the lake side. Three years later, she and her friends must... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Alender
Stars: Marcos Gabriel, Therese Fretwell, Andrew Williams
The System II (2013)
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

THE SYSTEM is a metaphorical comedy adventure inside a human body after a cocaine binge. When a neuron discovers that his company, Cerebellum, is destroying data to cover up the details of ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Antonio del Rosario
Stars: Greg Hernandez, Mandie Cheung, Nathan Christopher
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
John Cromwell ...
...
Mary Kay Fortier-Spalding ...
...
...
Corby Kelly ...
Chris LeFevere ...
...
Brandt (as Luke Schuetzle)
...
Young German Soldier
Reed Sigmund ...
Ed Gorski
Thomas Sellwood ...
PFC Nick Sullivan
Erin Traxler ...
Sarah Vogel
Armin Zadeh ...
Moises Aguilar
Edit

Storyline

Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself striking a deal with his grandson: Kyle can pick any three souvenirs, and Bud will tell him the stories behind each one. Memorial Day not only takes us on a journey into Bud's complicated wartime past, but also into Kyle's wartime future. As the two men share parallel experiences in combat, they come to realize how that magical day on the porch shaped both of their lives. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two generations. Two wars. One story.

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some war violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 July 2012 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Az emlékezés napja  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Kyle Vogel and Lt Tripp have a playful argument over whether corn is a vegetable or a grain but never arrive at an answer. In fact, both are correct. Corn is a vegetable because it is cultivated for its edible parts but it is also a grain because it is the dry seed of a grass species. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, SSG Vogel is depicted as wearing a Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), with a star on it. The star denotes a second award, meaning he would have had to have fought in the 1991 Gulf War (the criteria for the CIB does not award a second CIB for serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan), something he is far too young to have done. See more »

Quotes

Bud Vogel: Dear Kylie, my old head can't hold too much anymore but, today, a whole lot came flooding back into it. You might remember this afternoon as just another Saturday at Opa's farmhouse. It wasn't. I've never liked the word "souvenirs", but I guess that's what they are. Shards of memory, shrapnel. You take them to help you remember. What you don't count on is they don't let you forget. Pain. Happiness. Friendship. Death. Smells of diesel and dead animals. Eating meals within arm's length of corpses...
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What a movie!
29 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a movie! This movie isn't just a story about two wars but how both those wars affected the lives of two people. James Cromwell (Bud Vogel)is at his very best and his son John Cromwell (younger Lt. Bud Vogel)is what many would say is "a chip off the old block". Jackson Bond plays the young grandson Kyle Vogel while Jonathan Bennett plays Kyle as a grown man. The acting and portrayal of the participants is superb in every detail.

The story deals with flashbacks of war and torment and drives home the need to understand. It may be hard for me to tell you about the movie without spoiling it for you so I won't get into too much detail other than to tell you to sit down in a quiet room and watch this movie with an open mind and heart. Saving Private Ryan brought a tear to these old eyes of mine and I have to admit the same thing happened to me while watching this movie. So a box of tissues may be an added item to have nearby.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Can't find this movie anywhere reg_griffin
A Refreshing + Believable Film - EXCELLENT newbuddy56258
2 generations. 2 wars... what happened to the one(s) in betwen? radnir83
Being picky dgtosh
Military/Historical Advisors vrobinson-565-674657
West Coast premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival 2012! dopeysang
Discuss Memorial Day (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?