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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.

Director:

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

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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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Anything can happen in 96 hours.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In the being N. C. character is wearing a Lance Corporal (E3) chevron on his bulletproof vest but on his way home he gets demoted. On his alpha dress uniform the chevron is that of a Private First Class/PFC (E2). See more »

Soundtracks

God Damn
Written by Michael Baiardi and Alexander Pol
Published by Soundfile Publishing (ASCAP)
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User Reviews

 
How is this not rated higher?
13 April 2011 | by dbean66See all my reviews

This film was beyond excellent. How is it at a mere 5.5? Transformers 2 has a higher rating. Everything was great in this movie. The story. The acting. The music. The direction. First off, Nick Cannon has proved that he is more than just a great actor, he's an extraordinary actor. His performance was Oscar worthy. Jay Hernandez has a small role here, but he was also incredible. Also a great performance by Matt O'Leary as Nick Cannon's friend Jake. This film deserved multiple Oscar nominations including best picture. It's short at only 85 minutes, but a LOT happens and not a single second feels wasted. This film was funny, sad, and deeply moving. This movie deserves at least an 8.0. Incredible


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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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