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Memorial Day (2012)

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Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. ... See full summary »

Director:

Samuel Fischer

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Jeff Traxler (based on a story by), Marc Conklin (based on a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Bennett ... SSgt. Kyle Vogel
James Cromwell ... Bud Vogel
John Cromwell ... Lt. Bud Vogel
Jackson Bond ... Young Kyle Vogel
Mary Kay Fortier-Spalding Mary Kay Fortier-Spalding ... Betty Vogel
Emily Fradenburgh ... Lt Kelly Tripp
Charles Hubbell ... Capt. Tom Marshall
Corby Kelly Corby Kelly ... Derek Lodermeier
Chris LeFevere Chris LeFevere ... Spc. Josh Berg
Steven Luke ... Brandt (as Luke Schuetzle)
Jasper Morgan ... Young German Soldier
Reed Sigmund Reed Sigmund ... Ed Gorski
Thomas Sellwood Thomas Sellwood ... Pfc. Nick Sullivan
Erin Traxler Erin Traxler ... Sarah Vogel
Armin Zadeh Armin Zadeh ... Moises Aguilar
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Storyline

Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself striking a deal with his grandson: Kyle can pick any three souvenirs, and Bud will tell him the stories behind each one. Memorial Day not only takes us on a journey into Bud's complicated wartime past, but also into Kyle's wartime future. As the two men share parallel experiences in combat, they come to realize how that magical day on the porch shaped both of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Two generations. Two wars. One story.

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some war violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2012 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Az emlékezés napja See more »

Filming Locations:

Montgomery, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)
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Perspective Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Cast member Luis John Soria, a retired US Army Sergeant First Class, presented director Samuel Fischer with an authentic United States Army Unit Coin while on set filming the ISF Recruiting Mission segment. Soria received this coin in 1991 for his participation in the Gulf War, aka Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield. Ironically, in this film Soria plays an Iraqi soldier. See more »

Goofs

When Staff Sergeant Vogel and the other soldiers are being flown out of the war zone in a C-130 transport, we hear almost no background noise. However, the C-130 is very loud (many passengers even choose to wear earplugs while flying in one). See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Bud Vogel: [letter to parents] Although it's a danger we all willing face, so soldier wishes to meet his end on the field of battle. Yet offered two paths, would gladly choose death in the name of justice on the last day before victory, over life in the grip of tyranny. Your son could not choose his time to die, but rest assured on his life, he chose to server the cause of justice. Justice will prevail.
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What a movie!
29 August 2012 | by raylyncorvetteSee all my reviews

What a movie! This movie isn't just a story about two wars but how both those wars affected the lives of two people. James Cromwell (Bud Vogel)is at his very best and his son John Cromwell (younger Lt. Bud Vogel)is what many would say is "a chip off the old block". Jackson Bond plays the young grandson Kyle Vogel while Jonathan Bennett plays Kyle as a grown man. The acting and portrayal of the participants is superb in every detail.

The story deals with flashbacks of war and torment and drives home the need to understand. It may be hard for me to tell you about the movie without spoiling it for you so I won't get into too much detail other than to tell you to sit down in a quiet room and watch this movie with an open mind and heart. Saving Private Ryan brought a tear to these old eyes of mine and I have to admit the same thing happened to me while watching this movie. So a box of tissues may be an added item to have nearby.


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