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Memorial Day (2012)

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Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. ... See full summary »

Director:

Samuel Fischer

Writers:

Jeff Traxler (based on a story by), Marc Conklin (based on a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Bennett ... SSgt. Kyle Vogel
James Cromwell ... Bud Vogel
John Cromwell ... Lt. Bud Vogel
Jackson Bond ... Young Kyle Vogel
Mary Kay Fortier-Spalding Mary Kay Fortier-Spalding ... Betty Vogel
Emily Fradenburgh ... Lt Kelly Tripp
Charles Hubbell ... Capt. Tom Marshall
Corby Kelly Corby Kelly ... Derek Lodermeier
Chris LeFevere Chris LeFevere ... Spc. Josh Berg
Steven Luke ... Brandt (as Luke Schuetzle)
Jasper Morgan ... Young German Soldier
Reed Sigmund Reed Sigmund ... Ed Gorski
Thomas Sellwood Thomas Sellwood ... Pfc. Nick Sullivan
Erin Traxler Erin Traxler ... Sarah Vogel
Armin Zadeh Armin Zadeh ... Moises Aguilar
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Storyline

Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself striking a deal with his grandson: Kyle can pick any three souvenirs, and Bud will tell him the stories behind each one. Memorial Day not only takes us on a journey into Bud's complicated wartime past, but also into Kyle's wartime future. As the two men share parallel experiences in combat, they come to realize how that magical day on the porch shaped both of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Two generations. Two wars. One story.

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some war violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kyle Vogel and Lt Tripp have a playful argument over whether corn is a vegetable or a grain but never arrive at an answer. In fact, both are correct. Corn is a vegetable because it is cultivated for its edible parts but it is also a grain because it is the dry seed of a grass species. According to the Whole Grains Council, "Fresh corn is usually classified as a vegetable, and dried corn (including popcorn) as a grain." See more »

Goofs

In the end credits, Captain Larson's rank is incorrectly shown as COL (colonel). See more »

Quotes

Moises Aguilar: You think migraines are a sign of weakness, don't want anyone to know, right? Ibuprofen, Sergeant, won't kill you.
SSGT. Kyle Vogel: [accepts pills] Figured that our on your own, huh?
Moises Aguilar: I used to get them too.
SSGT. Kyle Vogel: What stopped it?
Moises Aguilar: You feel pain, means you're still alive. Once I figured that out, I stopped feeling pain.
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Souvenirs
1 July 2020 | by fmwongmdSee all my reviews

A tale of grandfathers,grandsons and human values.. Simple but honest and straight.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2012 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Memorial Day See more »

Filming Locations:

Montgomery, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)
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Perspective Films See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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