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Sun Dogs (2017)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 6 April 2018 (USA)
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Ned is a kid who wants to be in the marines however, he has a disability which prevents him. Bob garrity, his step dad is stuck in. Lawsuit and can't do anything physical.


Jennifer Morrison


Raoul McFarland
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Credited cast:
Melissa Benoist ... Tally Petersen
Jennifer Morrison ... Marie
Allison Janney ... Rose Chipley
Michael Angarano ... Ned Chipley
Ed O'Neill ... Bob Garrity
Eric Christian Olsen ... Thad
J.R. Ramirez ... Staff Sgt. Kendrick
Niko Nicotera ... Lyle
Xzibit ... Master Sgt. Jenkins
Alexander Wraith ... Ramos
Fernando Chien ... Lee
Chuck Saale ... Police Officer
Nicholas Massouh ... Sameer Singh
Bethany Walls ... Young Rose Chipley
Tom Berninger ... Cliff


A young man determined to be a military hero, ends up on a misguided adventure with his family and new friend Tally, which leads him to the most unlikely realization of how he can courageously "save lives."

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Comedy | Drama


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The film marks the feature film directorial debut of actress Jennifer Morrison. See more »


The corporal (Marie) who works as a receptionist at the recruiting center addresses the sergeant as "Sir!". Noncommissioned officers in the Army and Marines are addressed by their rank, addressing them as "Sir" would earn you a reprimand. See more »


Bob Garrity: [quoting his father] If ifs and buts were candies and nuts, we'd all have a hell of a Christmas. But we're not having a hell of a Christmas.
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A disappointment
14 April 2018 | by Frame-By-FrameSee all my reviews

Sun Dogs is a quirky Indie film that whilst is above average in terms of acting, direction and production standards, it just isn't very interesting. The story focuses on Ned who since the events of 9/11 has become obsessed with wanting to help In the war on terror. He wants to and tries to join the marines. Ned is mentally challenged which causes him unusual and immature behavior. He is delusional. I suppose this is the heart and soul of the movie. Watching it unfold I hovered between pity for him vs. his immaturity creating amusement. This makes for an awkward watch where to get the most out of the drama you need to admire his drive and persistence despite his disadvantage. I found the whole thing to be preposterous. Worst of all I don't think I could drop in a spoiler on this one as there's nothing to spoil. The story is weak and the movie ends fairly abruptly without a satisfying ending. I was drawn into viewing it by the five positive imdb reviews at the time. Unfortunately I see retrospectively that 2 of those reviewers have only ever written 1 review each which I find suspicious. My rating 4/10 Not recommended. Time is precious and there's far better movies to watch out there.

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6 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA

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2.35 : 1
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