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Memorial Day -- When Kyle Vogel finds his Grandpa Bud's WWII footlocker, they strike a deal: Kyle can pick three, and Bud will tell their stories. As soldier in Iraq, Kyle's later experiences mirror Bud's.
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 Pierson ... Insurgent 2
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
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
Location Management
Joel Thingvall .... location advisor
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
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?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: When Staff Sergeant Vogel and the other soldiers are being flown out of the war zone in a C-130 transport, we hear almost no background noise. However, the C-130 is very loud (many passengers even choose to wear earplugs while flying in one).See more »
Young Kyle Vogel:It's Memorial Day.
Bud Vogel:You're damn straight it is.
Young Kyle Vogel:What am I supposed to remember?
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23 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
A must see for any generation!!, 28 March 2012
Author: Megan Huff

I was lucky enough to see a screening of this film, and was blown away. To echo the reviews below, it's more than a war movie, it's a family movie. The movie crosses multiple generations, and encompasses stories from two wars. For those from the WWII generation this will bring back their own memories from a time with the war was very much part of their daily life. For those with loved ones serving now it gives a real face to what is happening. For everyone else it's a solid reminder that memories are stories that need to be shared, that burdens can't be carried alone and that all generations have something to give to one another.

Additionally, it teaches us that Memorial Day is more than a time for picnics and BBQ, more than just a free day off and a parade but that it's a day when we honor and remember.

I strongly recommend this for anyone, not just those with military ties.

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