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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
Erica Gluck ... Tricia
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.

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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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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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 »

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Written by Michael Baiardi and Alexander Pol
Published by Soundfile Publishing (ASCAP)
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American Son: One of the Best Films I Have Ever Seen
11 October 2010 | by bobbylabonte18See all my reviews

From the first credits to the final scene of American Son is a complete masterpiece. Neil Abramson co-wrote and directed this story of a 19 year old Marine named Mike, who on a four day Thanksgiving leave, must let his family and friends in Bakersfield know that after that leave, he will be deployed to Iraq and on his way home from training camp, meets a young woman he ultimately falls in love with and ultimately must decide between his home life and his soldier side. Nick Cannon gives what I think would be the performance of a lifetime as this young soldier, he must tell his mother, his step father, played brilliantly by Tom Sizemore, his long time best friend, and his newly found love. THis film is one of the best depictions of a soldier going off into combat and the inner turmoil he faces with his choice to leave what he considers home. This film is understated and I believe deserves to be seen by everyone at least once in their lifetime.


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