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Max (2015)

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Max is a movie starring Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, and Luke Kleintank. A Malinois dog that helped American Marines in Afghanistan returns to the United States and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ray Wincott
... Justin Wincott
... Tyler Harne
... Pamela Wincott
... Kyle Wincott
... Carmen
... Chuy
... Sergeant Reyes
... Deputy Stack
... Emilio
Raymond W. Beal ... Animal Control Handler #1 / Marine (as Raymond Beal)
... Cartel Leader
... Police Officer (as Jason Alexander Davis)
... S-2 Major
... Captain


When Kyle Wincott is killed in the war, his war dog, Max, suffers from stress. Max is to be put down because he has trouble listening to anyone else, until he meets Justin, Kyle's brother. Justin adopts and saves Max. Then both of their lives will never be the same again. Written by anonymous

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Best Friend. Hero. Marine.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence, peril, brief language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Max: Bester Freund. Held. Retter.  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,155,254, 28 June 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,652,003, 11 October 2015
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Loki the dog is played by Odin the dog. In Thor, Odin is Loki's father. See more »


Set in Texas, but during the 4th of July parade, the firetrucks are label as Rockwell Rural and Faith, betraying the names of the North Carolina communities where the movie was filmed. The shop windows in the background of the parade also have the Faith name. See more »


Kyle Wincott: Nose of a dog, the heart of a marine, sounds like a hero to me!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Bingo (2015) See more »


Forever Young
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Blake Shelton
Produced by Scott Hendricks
Arranged by Charles Judge
Second Engineer Jasper LeMaster
Blake Shelton appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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User Reviews

I Expected Something Different But I Loved The Movie
2 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

Don't let those Rotten Tomato critics sway you. This was a great movie and I am an adult who is also a veteran and German Shepherd Dog owner. While I thought it was going to be more about the dog adapting to civilian life it was something a lot different. I still liked the story and action scenes with the dog. The storyline actually had me guessing which I like in a movie. Even though most of the main characters were kids, it took me back to my days as a kid and when I had my first dog. Anyway, this movie will hopefully show people that dogs are actually very smart creatures and how we as humans need to find the best ways in order to provide them homes and prevent unwanted litters of pups. My dogs have never failed me while people have so many times. It's just a good feel good movie that people need to take in once in awhile.

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