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Megan Leavey (2017)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, War | 9 June 2017 (USA)
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Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mara ... Megan Leavey
Edie Falco ... Jackie
Alisa Harris ... Barbie
Nick Madrick Nick Madrick ... Receiving Marine #1
Jason Turner ... Receiving Marine #2
Sasha Morfaw ... Female Drill Instructor #1
Jennifer Duke Jennifer Duke ... Female Drill Instructor #2
Megan Leavey ... Female Drill Instructor #3
Will Patton ... Jim
Corey Johnson ... Master Sergeant
Andrew Moon Andrew Moon ... Jones
Alicia Lobo ... Timmins
Melina Matthews ... Lopez
Luka Peros ... Drunk Guy in Bar
Nils Holst Nils Holst ... Duty Patrol Marine
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Storyline

Megan Leavey is a US Marine corporal who served as a Military Police K9 handler. She was paired with military working dog Rex (E168). The pair served two deployments in Iraq together. They were first deployed to Fallujah in 2005, and then to Ramadi in 2006, where they were both wounded by an improvised explosive device. Leavey was awarded the Purple Heart and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with a "V" device denoting heroism in combat..

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Biography | Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for war violence, language, suggestive material, and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leavey See more »

Filming Locations:

Cartagena, Murcia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,810,867, 11 June 2017

Gross USA:

$13,406,883

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,510,490
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kate Mara and Ramon Rodriguez have both been involved with the Marvel universe. Kate Mara stars as Sue Storm in Fantastic Four (2015) and played a minor role in Iron Man 2 (2010) as a U.S. Marshal. Ramon Rodriguez plays Bakuto in Marvel's Netflix shows Iron Fist (2017) and The Defenders (2017) See more »

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Megan returns home at Christmas time. Patches of snow are seen on the ground, but the vegetation is in full leaf. See more »

Quotes

Gunny Martin: They're not even dogs anymore. They're warriors, and they come back with all the same issues we do.
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Crazy Credits

Before the end credits, there was footage of Rex in the pool and photos of him and the real Megan Leavey. See more »

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References G.I. Jane (1997) See more »

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I'll Never Know
Written by Brayden Deskins, Taylor Stover, Tyler Boyd, Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher), Jason Rabinowitz and Jaron Lamot
Performed by A Yawn Worth Yelling
Courtesy of The Math Club
Under license from Format Entertainment
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At the end, every hero's life should be 'happily ever after'!
4 December 2017 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

From the director of 'Blackfish'. It could have been another fine documentary, in the end it was a right choice to be made as a feature film. This is a biographical film, a war drama. The story of a young woman who joined the US army and developed a close relationship with a military dog. They both served in the Iraq war and later separated. So she fought for the dog's custody, especially after it retiring from the service. A touching story about man- animal bonding. You might have seen many dog films, but this is different and so good.

People have rights to choose what they want to be. Most importantly, they can change the field at any time. At least that's how things happen in a democracy. But that's not the case for animals, especially human pets under any kind of the ruling system. Why should animals fight human wars! There were many kinds of animal slaveries abolished, yet this kind of legal things still going on. In the present world, it could be okay, but as an animal lover, I hope in the near future, it'll be called inhumane.

Anyhow, this is a must watch if you are a pet/dog lover. If you ever had a dog, you will feel more connected to it. The story was told from Megan Leavey's perspective, but Rex, the dog was the real hero. Both, the real and film dog. I have seen many films of Kate Mara, but when it comes dominant performance, this is the one. This is not a multi- star cast as her most of the film, so she did an awesome job. Slightly emotional too, a good film for all ages. Particularly this is a chic film that's not a romance or a comedy. Equivalent to any men's films.

8/10


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