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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
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer supervisor
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:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Factual errors: 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 »
Bud Vogel:Stories live forever. But only if you tell them.See more »


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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
What a movie!, 29 August 2012
Author: raylyncorvette from United States

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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