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American Son (2008)

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The story of a young Marine, fresh from Camp Pendleton, who is forced to confront the complexities of adulthood and a volatile home life during a four-day Thanksgiving leave.

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Neil Abramson

Writers:

Eric Schmid (screenplay), Neil Abramson (story) | 1 more credit »
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Cannon ... Mike
Matt Sigloch ... Company Commander (voice)
Dotan Baer ... Marine #1
Justin Diedolf Justin Diedolf ... Marine #2
Renzo Fidani Renzo Fidani ... Marine #3
Wade Harlan ... Marine #4
Robert T. Parker Robert T. Parker ... Marine #5
Dominique Valdez Dominique Valdez ... Go USA! Guy
Melonie Diaz ... Cristina
Danielle Barbosa ... Cristina's Mother
Gaby Medina Gaby Medina ... Christina's Sister
Anthony Medina Anthony Medina ... Christina'a Brother
Matt O'Leary ... Jake
Arika Gluck ... Tricia (as Erica Gluck)
Tom Sizemore ... Dale
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The story of a young Marine, fresh from Camp Pendleton, who is forced to confront the complexities of adulthood and a volatile home life during a four-day Thanksgiving leave.

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Anything can happen in 96 hours.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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Filmed in only 20 days. See more »

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God Damn
Written by Michael Baiardi and Alexander Pol
Published by Soundfile Publishing (ASCAP)
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Great Movie
8 September 2009 | by nortneyaamSee all my reviews

I can completely relate. My question is when are they going to make a movie about the life of a Female military member? They have all these war movies and military movies that are all about Men in the military, why not make one about the Females? It is hard for us too, being in a male dominate career field. I love the movies about my brothers at war...but where is the love for the sisters fighting too? I do think that this was a Great movie. It really throws down how it feels to come home after going to Boot. Friends and family do not understand that it is not just a job, it is also a commitment, a life style that one chooses when they sign that dotted line. You don't actually realize how much you have changed as a person until you go back home after about a year or so of training and see all your old friends doing nothing with their lives.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Filho da América See more »

Filming Locations:

Bakersfield, California, USA See more »

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