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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 »

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Samuel Fischer

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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2012 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Az emlékezés napja 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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DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the actors were--at the time--members of the Minnesota National Guard. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Lt. Kelly Tripp: The strictest rules in any family are the ones never spoken, right?
SSGT. Kyle Vogel: Yes ma'am.
Lt. Kelly Tripp: So why push it?
SSGT. Kyle Vogel: You gotta know the rules in order to break 'em, right ma'am?
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Afterthoughts of a Screening
27 March 2012 | by cassadysSee all my reviews

Unlike many war films, this film does more than just portray events and effects of active duty. This film goes further than blood and bullets.

is a film which embraces family, and intertwines the family aspect into war.

This film is (excuse the cliché) one-of-a-kind. Bennett does an excellent job portraying a young, determined soldier. James and each do an outstanding performance and really tie movie together, really embracing the feel of family (even though they both portray same character but in different times).

I highly recommend this film to ANYBODY. Whether you like war films or not, this movie is more than that. This movie, in a way, is every genre. Horror: giving realization of war events and after effects. Suspense: it keeps you on edge of your seat-- it keeps you wanting more. Comedy: some cute quotes which lighten mood after enthralling dramatic scenes. Family: it brings together a sense of love and support. And Romance: in a way, it is a love . You just have to open your heart to hear it.

Ten out of ten cannot describe the quality and love that this movie is composed of.


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