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Approaching Midnight (2013)

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US Army Staff Sergeant Wesley Kent returns from the war abroad and must now fight the threat of corruption and deception in his hometown at all personal costs.





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Complete credited cast:
... Aspen
... Staff Sergeant Wesley Kent
... Corporal Artie AJ Culpepper
... Whisper
... Mayor Steven Malverne (as Jeff Stetson)
Michelle Lynne Balser ... Natalie Church
Matthew Szymanski ... Captain Shane Church
... Sheriff Thompson
Janet Pound ... Danielle Malverne
Carollette Phillips ... Crystal Culpepper
Darryl Perry ... Governor Boudreaux
... Pastor Reginald Culpepper / AJ's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... U.S. Marine Corporal
... US Army Ranger
Marc Bowers ... SWAT Team Member


"Approaching Midnight" is a gripping military themed action drama that follows young Army staff sergeant Wesley Kent (Sam Logan Khaleghi) who returns to his small town America home from war abroad. Kent must cope with burying the body of his best friend who passed away under his command Corporal AJ Culpepper (Brandon T. Jackson - "Tropic Thunder") and solving the mystery behind the tragic accident that took the life of his girlfriend, Aspen Malverne (Jana Kramer - TVs "One Tree Hill") who also passed away in a car accident while he was abroad. After seeking more information about her accident from local authorities, Kent believes that her death wasn't just a 'unexpected event,' while Aspen's father Mayor Steven Malverne is running for higher political office as Governor of the state. As the pieces unfold in Kent's chase, he discovers that Aspen's father is involved in illegal arms trading. Kent must now stop at nothing to complete one final mission and topple a tower of deception and ... Written by 12 A.M. Pictures LLC

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Midnight Knows What Noon Never Saw Coming...


Crime | Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, language, some action violence and brief smoking


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Release Date:

30 August 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

For Love of Country: Approaching Midnight  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Written and performed by Rachel Lee Williams
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A Wonderful Cat and Mouse Thriller!
10 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Approaching Midnight is captivating. I know there's been review's about the films' love stories but I think beyond the romance, the film was actually a splendid cat and mouse political thriller. Centered on a political game between a crooked mayor and an returning Army soldier who decides that he must protect his country from a local threat. The film to me was about a hero whose stakes are triggered by the events that lead up to each moment he comes across in previous scenes. From the passing of his friends to the expansion of new relationships, this film is just a brilliant film, moment to moment, it's Hitchcock like quiz with a military angle in it. I can't really review the DVD though, because I caught this film in a theater in Kentucky.

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