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Max (2015)

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A military 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.

Director:

Boaz Yakin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Haden Church ... Ray Wincott
Josh Wiggins ... Justin Wincott
Luke Kleintank ... Tyler Harne
Lauren Graham ... Pamela Wincott
Robbie Amell ... Kyle Wincott
Mia Xitlali ... Carmen
Dejon LaQuake ... Chuy
Jay Hernandez ... Sergeant Reyes
Owen Harn ... Deputy Stack
Joseph Julian Soria ... Emilio
Raymond W. Beal Raymond W. Beal ... Animal Control Handler #1 / Marine (as Raymond Beal)
Edgar Arreola ... Cartel Leader
Jason Davis ... Police Officer (as Jason Alexander Davis)
Pete Burris ... S-2 Major
Miles Mussenden ... Captain
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Best Friend. Hero. Marine.

Genres:

Adventure | Drama | Family | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Two of the chihuahuas used in the movie are in fact Rusco and Angel, the Beverly Hills Chihuahuas. Rusco played the role of Papi and Angel played the role of Chloe in the 2008 movie and it's sequels. Some of the other chihuahuas in the movie also starred in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (2011) and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! (2012) as Chloe and Papi's kids. See more »

Goofs

Lufkin, Texas in July has a temperature that ranges from 90° to 99° Fahrenheit with intense humidity. Wearing light jackets and fuzzy hats while riding bikes through the woods would be very uncomfortable there, but suitable in North Carolina where the movie was filmed. See more »

Quotes

Ray Wincott: I wanted to tell Kyle, I wanted him to know the truth. But the way he looked at me, the way he looked up to me... I just couldn't do it. A hero always tells the truth no matter what people think about him or no matter what the consequences are. And you have always been that way Justin.
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Alternate Versions

The Paramount Network broadcasts in the US use the sped-up 25 fps PAL video from a 24 fps film source. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: American Ultra (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Higher Than My Station
Written by Brett Callaway, Sam Robinson, Andrew Rodriguez, Jesus Vega, Jordan Hatfield & Robert Valeu
Performed by Close Your Eyes
Courtesy of Victory Records
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User Reviews

 
A Great Dog Movie!
27 June 2015 | by styczSee all my reviews

Who are these naysayers panning this film? They obviously lack hearts and/or pets. And what is wrong with a predictable movie about a heroic army dog? I found the script actually ambitious in trying to cover a wide gamut of issues. But always at the core of the film is great love for Max and the central characters. It's a family film filled with the angst that everyone experiences in family relationships. It's also filled with great love within the family and the challenges that come with expressing it. The action sequences are breathtaking! I was actually relieved that it was a Disney movie because in the scariest of moments, I hoped Disney wouldn't break my heart. I don't think children under 7 should see this without parents nearby to hold their hands. Tissues are recommended for all but the hardest hearted movie critics.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Max See more »

Filming Locations:

Asheville, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,155,254, 28 June 2015

Gross USA:

$42,656,255

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,967,255
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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