Tory Hedderman is a self-centered, apathetic and brooding 16 year old who doesn't really care about anyone or anything -- that is, until his family has to move from New York City to rural ...
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Tory Hedderman is a self-centered, apathetic and brooding 16 year old who doesn't really care about anyone or anything -- that is, until his family has to move from New York City to rural West Virginia. When Tory is caught vandalizing a patriotic town statue of a WWI vet, he is ordered to perform community service at a local veteran's hospital. Through the experience, Tory meets individuals who challenge his perspective on the world. "The Pledge" is a family drama that incorporates documentary footage of real-life vets sharing their views of on patriotism, young people today and how the worlds is changing before them.Written by
I had not heard of this movie until I had the privilege of meeting one of its stars at the movie theater when I was there to watch a different movie. I did not consider myself patriotic but it sounded interesting. The following weekend I decided to give it a shot. I was not disappointed and have since seen it six more times. One minute you will laugh and the next minute you will cry. I definitely feel a greater sense of pride in our country and will never take those soldiers who sacrifice so much for granted again. The audience was clapping when the movie was over and I heard so much positive feedback. Kudos to everyone involved in making the film, especially the veterans for telling their stories. Thank you to the theaters for giving this little independent film a chance and showing it. I think some more release dates and locations will be coming early next year. It is family friendly and I encourage everyone to see it.
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