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Dog Tags (2008)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 10 April 2008 (USA)
Abandoned by his father and raised by a single mother, Nate Merritt joins the Marines to support his soon-to-be fiancée. While on leave in Palm Springs, Nate meets a seemingly free spirited... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Preiss ...
Nate Merritt
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Trish Huddle
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Deb Merritt
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Gene
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Recruiter (as Bobby Trey)
Bart Fletcher ...
Andy Forte
Chris Carlisle ...
Chris
Tanner Max Eflinger ...
Party Guest #1
Bobby Zelsdorf ...
Party Guest #2
John Koons ...
Party Guest #3
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Boy at Bar #2
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Alan
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Alan's Friend
Josh Payne ...
Pool Boy #1
Daniel Wilcox ...
Pool Boy #2
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Abandoned by his father and raised by a single mother, Nate Merritt joins the Marines to support his soon-to-be fiancée. While on leave in Palm Springs, Nate meets a seemingly free spirited young gay man, who leads him on a path of discovery--and to the surprising identity of the father he never knew. Written by From Yahoo Movies

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell

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Drama | Romance

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First film role for Paul Preiss, who portrays Nate Merritt, the lead character. See more »

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Nate discusses possibly going "AWOL". He's a Marine, so the correct term is UA, for unauthorized absence. See more »

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Nate: I'm not sure if I should.
Andy: There is no should or suppose to, it's about what's Nate wanna do.
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References Diff'rent Strokes (1978) See more »

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Chain Parade
Mark Kranjcec, Bryan Wagstaff, Reid Miller, Jeremy Pollack
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Interesting plot
26 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

But not such an interesting movie.

The story slowly unfolds before you and you discover two guys that come from completely different backgrounds and yet both find in each other something the other needs emotionally and psychologically.

Maybe actors with a better creative range in character development would have helped this film. The story is the star here and each character pales beneath it. By movies end you simply don't care and you sort of suspected the big revelation all along. I don't want to give this movie a completely bad review because it does offer up a different story and doesn't completely fail in telling it. The movie is just slow and frankly the Marine comes across as a bit scary! And the Goth guy is too 'together' to be living the directionless path he as chosen. He comes across as mature and experienced yet living as if he isn't.

An OK movie but I'm afraid the cover is a bit misleading.


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