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A dog that helped US Marines in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.

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Cast

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Ray Wincott
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Tyler Harne
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Kyle Wincott
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Carmen
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Chuy
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Sergeant Reyes
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Deputy Stack
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Raymond W. Beal ...
Animal Control Handler #1 / Marine (as Raymond Beal)
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Cartel Leader
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Police Officer (as Jason Alexander Davis)
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S-2 Major
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When Kyle Wincott is killed in the war, his war dog, Max, suffers from stress. Max is to be put down because he has trouble listening to anyone else, until he meets Justin, Kyle's brother. Justin adopts and saves Max. Then both of their lives will never be the same again. Written by anonymous

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Best Friend. Hero. Marine.

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Adventure | Family

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Rated PG for action violence, peril, brief language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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26 June 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Max: Bester Freund. Held. Retter.  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,155,254 (USA) (26 June 2015)

Gross:

$42,652,003 (USA) (9 October 2015)
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Trivia

Two of the chihuahuas used in the movie are in fact Rusco and Angel, the Beverly Hills Chihuahuas. Rusco played the role of Papi and Angel played the role of Chloe in the 2008 movie and it's sequels. Some of the other chihuahuas in the movie also starred in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (2011) and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! (2012) as Chloe and Papi's kids. See more »

Goofs

During the church scene, the DVD subtitles identify one of the speakers as Soldier, but he is in fact a Marine. For over 100 years, US Armed Forces doctrine has maintained that Marines and Soldiers are two very different things. See more »

Quotes

Justin Wincott: I don't know dad, I guess I am not a hero like you and Kyle. That Is just how the world turns.
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References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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Tubthumping
Written by Judith Abbot (as Judith Abbott), Bruce Duncan (as Duncan Bruce), Darren Hammer (as Darren Hamer), Nigel Hunter, Alice Nutter, Louise Watts, Allen Whalley (as Allan Whalley) & Paul Greco
Performed by Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band (as ASU Sun Devil Marching Band)
Courtesy of Helene Blue Musique Ltd.
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A Worthy Tribute to Dogs at War
10 August 2015 | by (Tweed Heads, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a fine dog movie and good for the family without foul language and sex. Movies like this are so important because they remind us of how important dogs and other fellow animals are to us and how many of our human lives they have saved. Throughout history we have used animals like dogs, horses - even pigeons - to aid us in wars. Many thousands have been killed or slaughtered. Some have been recognised as the heroes they are but all to often these dear and faithful friends have been regarded as "things" and not sentient beings with feelings and emotions, beings that give us unconditional love and obedience. There have been better dog movies made in the past but Max is good and worth watching. Max is also a tribute to war dogs generally and hopefully will open some minds to the close relationship that exists between man the animal and his other animal friends.


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