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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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Andrew Dean
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Jackie Leavey
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Gunny Martin
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Dr. Turbeville
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Michael Forman
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Matt Morales
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Pete Walters
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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. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy. Written by Bleecker Street

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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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$3,810,867 (USA) (9 June 2017)

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$12,705,458 (USA) (14 July 2017)
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Both Kate Mara and the real Megan Leavey were born in 1983. See more »

Goofs

When the Master Sergeant (MSgt) first introduces the new-joins, he refers to Megan Leavey as "Private" but her rank insignia is "Private First Class" The Marine Corps does not refer to Privates First Class as "Privates". The Master Sergeant should have introduced her as, "PFC Leavey." See more »

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Megan Leavey: You don't leave because you have somewhere to go, you leave because nothing is keeping you there.
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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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My Own Worst Enemy
Written by Jeremy Popoff, A. Jay Popoff (as Alan Popoff), Kevin Baldes and Allen Shellenberger
Performed by Lit
Under license from EMI Entertainment World, Inc.
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The story of the bond between humans & animals....
31 May 2017 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

My husband and I were fortunate to attend a premier of this movie last night and we really enjoyed it much more than expected. Although it was meaningful in that my own daughter was a Marine and of course the scenes at graduation ceremony in Parris Island brought back so many memories...but it was her loyalty to this dog and the way they were able to capture it on film that endured me. Despite all the odds against her, she was NOT going to let this dog perish in the system. He deserved better and she fought to make sure he got better. THAT is a beautiful thing! <3


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