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American Son (2008)

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The story of a young Marine, fresh from Camp Pendleton, who is forced to confront the complexities of adulthood and a volatile home life during a four-day Thanksgiving leave.

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Neil Abramson

Writers:

Eric Schmid (screenplay), Neil Abramson (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Cannon ... Mike
Matt Sigloch ... Company Commander (voice)
Dotan Baer ... Marine #1
Justin Diedolf Justin Diedolf ... Marine #2
Renzo Fidani Renzo Fidani ... Marine #3
Wade Harlan ... Marine #4
Robert T. Parker Robert T. Parker ... Marine #5
Dominique Valdez Dominique Valdez ... Go USA! Guy
Melonie Diaz ... Cristina
Danielle Barbosa ... Cristina's Mother
Gaby Medina Gaby Medina ... Christina's Sister
Anthony Medina Anthony Medina ... Christina'a Brother
Matt O'Leary ... Jake
Arika Gluck ... Tricia (as Erica Gluck)
Tom Sizemore ... Dale
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The story of a young Marine, fresh from Camp Pendleton, who is forced to confront the complexities of adulthood and a volatile home life during a four-day Thanksgiving leave.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Anything can happen in 96 hours.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Filho da América See more »

Filming Locations:

Bakersfield, California, USA See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Filmed in only 20 days. See more »

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God Damn
Written by Michael Baiardi and Alexander Pol
Published by Soundfile Publishing (ASCAP)
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Ambitious and excellent
13 April 2011 | by ambercedermanSee all my reviews

American Son is an extraordinary work of art. It tells the story of a young man named Mike (played by Nick Cannon.) Mike has joined the marines. He is fresh out of boot camp and is going to be deployed to Iraq in 96 hours. He gets to spend 96 hours with his family and friends, but nobody knows that he's shipping out to Iraq and he's afraid of telling them. This is a thought provoking, sad, emotional, fascinating movie. There are many other adjectives that I could add, but you get what I'm saying. The story is great. The pacing is great. the performances are all around fantastic. The characters are well rounded and likable. What's not to love?


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