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Memorial Day -- Young Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud. The veteran, who has previously never discussed his experiences, strijes a deal with his grandson: Kyle can pick any three souvenirs, and Bud will tell him the stories behind each one.
Memorial Day -- Clip: Snowy Struggle
Memorial Day -- Clip: It's A Trap
Memorial Day -- Clip: Box of Stories


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Release Date:
11 July 2012 (Norway) See more »
Two generations. Two wars. One story.
Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jonathan Bennett ... SSGT. Kyle Vogel

James Cromwell ... Bud Vogel
John Cromwell ... Lieutenant Bud Vogel

Jackson Bond ... Young Kyle Vogel
Mary Kay Fortier-Spalding ... Betty Vogel

Emily Fradenburgh ... LT Kelly Tripp

Charles Hubbell ... Cpt. Tom Marshall
Corby Kelly ... Derek Lodermeier
Chris LeFevere ... Spc. Josh Berg

Steven Luke ... Brandt (as Luke Schuetzle)

Jasper Morgan ... Young German Soldier
Reed Sigmund ... Ed Gorski
Thomas Sellwood ... PFC Nick Sullivan
Erin Traxler ... Sarah Vogel
Armin Zadeh ... Moises Aguilar
Max Gonzales ... Zack Vogel
Rick Fryklund ... Donnelly
Scott Eiden ... PFC Travis Shane
Olivia Coon ... Ruthy Vogel
Noah Coon ... James Vogel
Craig Christiansen ... Ron Vogel

Savvy Anavkar ... Insurgent 1 (as Sarvesh Anavkar)
Ansa Akyea ... COL Glenn Larson

Aaron Courteau ... Frankie Califano
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mathew Denn ... SS Driver
Sean Dooley ... SGT Jack O'Hara

Fredrika Dukes ... PFC Tyson
John Paul Echert ... Father Echert
Ethan Fagen ... Justin
Brady Harrison ... Fischer
Travis Jacobsen ... SS Officer
Eric Jon Pierson ... Insurgent 2 (as Eric Pierson)
Aaron Preusse ... Martel
Abhinav Saihgal ... Iraqi Civilian #1
Jatin Setia ... Interpreter

Luis John Soria ... Iraqi Civilian #31 (as Luis Soria)
Joshua Courteau ... (uncredited)
Joel Edwards ... LT COL John Winkler (uncredited)

Punnavith Koy ... (uncredited)
Adam Simon ... German Medic (uncredited)

Directed by
Samuel Fischer 
Writing credits
Jeff Traxler (based on a story by) and
Marc Conklin (based on a story by)

Marc Conklin (screenplay)

Produced by
Craig Christainsen .... producer
Samuel Fischer .... executive producer (as Sam Fischer)
Kyle O'Malley .... executive producer
Jeff Traxler .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul Hartwig 
Cinematography by
Bo Hakala 
Film Editing by
Bill Rammer 
Production Design by
Mark Wojahn 
Art Direction by
Lindsey Koens 
Set Decoration by
Ryan Smith 
Makeup Department
Crist Ballas .... key makeup artist
Natalie A. Hale .... makeup department head
Miki Sautbine .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Philip Joncas .... unit production manager
Art Department
James Bakkom .... set designer
Adam Esco .... construction coordinator
Faith Farrell .... charge scenic
Elizabeth Fox .... assistant property master
Brenden Harris .... set dresser
Buzzy Holmes .... painter
Aaron Isek .... art pa
David Janezich .... art pa
Peter E. Jensen .... set dresser
Cody Larson .... art pa
Ryan Melling .... set dresser
Joel Sisson .... on-set dresser
Nick Songo .... art pa
Gabe Wimmer .... property master
Sound Department
Jeff DesLauriers .... sound designer
Jeff DesLauriers .... sound recordist
Matthew Freed .... sound mixer
Laura Harley .... additional audio
Tim Hoogenakker .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Hoogenakker .... supervising sound editor
Melissa Kennelly .... foley artist
Shawn Kennelly .... supervising foley editor/foley mixer
Garrett Montgomery .... sound effects editor
Dawn Redmann .... additional audio
Alek Roslik .... boom operator
Patrick R. Schaefer .... boom operator
David 'Lion' Thompson .... boom operator
Darren 'Sunny' Warkentin .... lead sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Nate Courteau .... special effects
Mark R. Johnson .... special effects crew
Brian Panther .... special effects coordinator
Allen Turner .... special effects foreman
Michael Duffy .... stunt performer
Joe Foley .... stunt double: Jonathan Bennett
Jason Hilton .... stunt coordinator
Kyle Jacobson .... stunt performer
Andrew Morgan .... stunt performer
Tom Ringberg .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Nathan Armstrong .... first assistant camera
David Cook .... gaffer
Eoin McGuigan .... b camera first assistant
Eoin McGuigan .... digital imaging technician
Eoin McGuigan .... second assistant camera
Alyssa Schneider .... still photographer
Thomas Schwingle .... b camera operator
Thomas Schwingle .... director of photography: second unit
Darin Spring .... key grip
Charlie Vaughan .... still photographer
Nick Hillyard .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Emily Fradenburgh .... casting
Antonette Trussoni .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natalie A. Hale .... wardrobe supervisor
Miki Sautbine .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Jonathan Liebert .... digital cinema mastering
Oscar Oboza .... colorist
Other crew
Daniel Cummings .... production assistant
Brianna Deihl .... key production assistant: set
Francisco G. Hamm .... air force advisor
Punnavith Koy .... production assistant
Ron Middlestaedt .... stand-in
Vicente C. Ogilvie .... Department of Defense liaison officer
Christopher Powers .... production assistant
Joel Thingvall .... location advisor
Angie Voreis .... assistant to director

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Rated R for some war violence
104 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Anachronisms: The Soldiers in the film are shown wearing a newer version of the Army Combat Uniform (ACU) that was not yet available in 2005. The IR tabs on their shoulders are always shown to be folded under the pocket, but the original ACU had the IR tab itself on the outside of the pocket and had to be covered when not being used.See more »
Bud Vogel:People wonder if leaders are born, or made. All I know is, you can see it in a man's eyes. The problem is, leaders end up where they're needed most, and eventually, that's war.See more »


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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
excellent and moving film, 6 November 2012
Author: KexUK from Sweden

Well directed, excellently photographed, superbly acted this well scripted movie is a mover - and that's what I watch films for, to be moved, to be taken to another place in my imagination or experiencing that can release feelings and emotions within me that touch upon the core of my 'humanness'. This film performs this task, and more, beautifully. I watched it 4 nights ago and have since watched 3 more movies, yet I find myself consistently and continually being drawn back into Memorial Day. My memory keeps thrusting this back into my consciousness. There are some wonderfully subtle family moments, ebbs and flows, currents and undercurrents, that are so honestly representative of most families. The family setting is very recognizable for most people. I am 68 and I can recognize many characters I have known in this film.They are clearly identifiable. It is,thankfully,not a 'shock and awe' film, but rather a very believable journey through the experiencing of 3 generations and the determined power of children to seek answers.Memorial Day is truly memorable.

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