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SGT. Will Gardner (2019)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 11 January 2019 (Canada)
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A troubled Iraq War veteran struggling to reintegrate into society sets out on a cross-country journey with the hope of reuniting with his young son.

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Max Martini

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Max Martini

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Martini ... Will 'Ghost' Gardner
Omari Hardwick ... Samuel 'Top' Gallegos
Lily Rabe ... Mary-Anne Mackey
Robert Patrick ... Tony
Elisabeth Röhm ... Kimmy
Dermot Mulroney ... Buddy
Gary Sinise ... Larry
JoBeth Williams ... Sherry
Luis Bordonada ... Charlie Burroughs
Leo Martini Leo Martini ... Will Gardner Jr.
Holt McCallany ... Officer Callahan
Georgina Lightning ... Emily Saunders
Martin Palmer ... Homeless Veteran
Christopher Hagen ... Gas Station Manager
Jay DeMarcus ... Top Gunner
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Storyline

Will Gardner tells the story about Iraq War veteran Will Gardner (Max Martini) who is suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) he sustained during a bombing that he and his platoon suffered while in combat. His injuries make it difficult for him to reintegrate into society so after a series of setbacks, he goes on a spirited motorcycle journey across America to pick up pieces of his life lost since combat. Martini (13 Hours, Captain Phillips) also penned the script and directs the film.

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Taglines:

Sometimes The Battle Follows you Home

Genres:

Action | Adventure | Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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30% of the films profits will be given to three charities that assist soldiers suffering from TBI (Traumatic Brain Injuries,) PTSD and homelessness: Higher Ground, Warriors Heart and Special Operations Charity Network. See more »

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Will 'Ghost' Gardner: It enrages me and it breaks my heart to see people that serve this country standing on the streets begging for scraps.
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Difficult life of military war veterans returning home.
20 February 2020 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

My wife and I watched this at home on DVD from our public library. The filmmakers have strong views about how difficult it is for many war veterans returning home to civilian life. Many are homeless and have to beg for survival and not enough is being done on their behalf.

Max Martini is very good as Will Gardner, a fictional character scarred by his action in Iraq. In California he is working as a painter but having difficulty with his boss. He shucks it all and on a "borrowed" motorcycle takes a cross-country trip, stopping here and there for family or friend interactions, ultimately ending up at Arlington cemetery.

The movie tells a worthwhile story, to help bring attention to the plight of many veterans. It loses some of its impact by editing which makes it very slow in many sections, some scenes seem to be prolonged beyond what is reasonable. Still we found it a worthwhile viewing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2019 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,405

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,405
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Mona Vista Productions See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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