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The Pledge (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | 19 August 2011 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »


J.W. Myers


Ty DeMartino





Credited cast:
Barrett Carnahan ... Tory Hedderman
Terry Kiser ... Joe
Emily Capehart Emily Capehart ... Jill Courtney
Michael Guy Allen Michael Guy Allen ... Mitch Kern
Claudia Esposito Claudia Esposito ... Annie Townsell
Rick Montgomery Jr. ... Vic Hedderman
Emily Bach Emily Bach ... Marnie Hedderman
Michael Camp ... Bruce Johnson
Rob Garrison Rob Garrison ... Pat Kern
Lou Wegner ... Carl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robin Capehart Robin Capehart ... Man at Counter
Tom Dubyna Tom Dubyna ... Police Chief
Frank Jones Jr. Frank Jones Jr. ... Vet #1
Don Keaton ... Tom
Sharyn Kmieciak Sharyn Kmieciak ... Memorial Attendee & Bowler


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 Ty DeMartino

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patriotism | veteran | See All (2) »


A story for today's generation about the price of freedom.


Drama | Family


Not Rated


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Release Date:

19 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doughboy See more »

Filming Locations:

Moundsville, West Virginia, USA See more »


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$85,000 (estimated)
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18 November 2011 | by adolepfanSee all my reviews

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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