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Memorial Day (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, History  |  11 July 2012 (Norway)
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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 »

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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

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Two generations. Two wars. One story.

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Action | Drama | History | War

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Rated R for some war violence | See all certifications »

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Cast member SFC Luis J. Soria, USA retired, presented Director Samuel Fischer with an authentic United States Army Unit Coin while on set filming the ISF Recruiting Mission segment. Mr. Soria (as Luis Soria) received this coin in 1991 for his partition in the gulf war known as Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield. Ironically, Mr. Soria is playing the part of an Iraqi Solider in this film. See more »

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During Operation Market Garden, the US Airborne troops are shown being driven in trucks. However the US Airborne troops had no vehicles assigned to their outfits and therefore walked/marched off their landing zones in Holland, 1944. See more »

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Bud Vogel: You know, some people say we're different from other animals. I didn't used to believe it. Now I do. Wanna know why?
Young Kyle Vogel: Yeah.
Bud Vogel: Because we can do one thing they can't. Kill at a distance.
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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.


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