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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.


Boaz Yakin
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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


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


Best Friend. Hero. Marine.


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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Did You Know?


The song "Forever Young" that is played at the closing credits was the theme song of Parenthood (2010), which Lauren Graham starred in. See more »


At the end of the movie, the flag in the window shows a blue star. Since the son died while in service, it should be a gold star. Blue star flags are for families of live service members while gold star flags are for families of service members that died. See more »


Carmen: Max just has to know you want him.
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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 »


Followed by Max 2: White House Hero (2017) See more »


Can You Get to That
Written by George Clinton & Ernie Harris
Performed by Houndmouth
Courtesy of Rough Trade
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User Reviews

A Worthy Tribute to Dogs at War
10 August 2015 | by larkinoz-96386See all my reviews

This is a fine dog movie and good for the family without foul language and sex. Movies like this are so important because they remind us of how important dogs and other fellow animals are to us and how many of our human lives they have saved. Throughout history we have used animals like dogs, horses - even pigeons - to aid us in wars. Many thousands have been killed or slaughtered. Some have been recognised as the heroes they are but all to often these dear and faithful friends have been regarded as "things" and not sentient beings with feelings and emotions, beings that give us unconditional love and obedience. There have been better dog movies made in the past but Max is good and worth watching. Max is also a tribute to war dogs generally and hopefully will open some minds to the close relationship that exists between man the animal and his other animal friends.

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Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Asheville, North Carolina, USA See more »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,155,254, 28 June 2015

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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