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 »

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Trivia

The dog that plays Max is named Carlos in real life. Five dogs played his stunt doubles: Jagger, Pax, Dude, Pilot, and Chaos. See more »

Goofs

In the descriptive audio track, Max is initially described as a German Shepherd. He is subsequently identified in dialogue by Carmen correctly as a Belgian Malinois. 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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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Max/Ted 2 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Tubthumping
Written by Judith Abbot (as Judith Abbott), Dunstan Bruce (as Duncan Bruce), Darren Hammer (as Darren Hamer), Danbert Nobacon, Alice Nutter, Louise Watts, Allen Whalley (as Allan Whalley) & Paul Greco
Performed by Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band (as ASU Sun Devil Marching Band)
Courtesy of Helene Blue Musique Ltd.
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User Reviews

Loved it!
23 June 2015 | by helgasvavarsSee all my reviews

I just saw Max yesterday at a screening in Vancouver and I loved it. After having watched the trailer I came in with low expectations, the story didn't seem very interesting and I wondered what they could do with the simple story line but I was pleasantly surprised. The film is very heart warming and entertaining. It had some action in it but the setup is very simple.There are no fancy computer graphics just good people/actors and a dog that's hard not to fall in love with. Its a feel good movie that's lovely to watch with family. The acting was good, I would recommend seeing this movie and will probably watch it again sometime.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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