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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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Damion Dietz

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Damion Dietz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Preiss Paul Preiss ... Nate Merritt
Amy Lindsay ... Trish Huddle
Candy Clark ... Deb Merritt
Hoyt Richards ... Gene
Robert Martin III ... Recruiter (as Bobby Trey)
Bart Fletcher Bart Fletcher ... Andy Forte
Chris Carlisle ... Chris (as Christopher Davis Carlisle)
Tanner Max Eflinger Tanner Max Eflinger ... Party Guest #1
Bobby Zelsdorf Bobby Zelsdorf ... Party Guest #2
John Koons John Koons ... Party Guest #3
Grant Whitney Harvey Grant Whitney Harvey ... Boy at Bar #1
Matthew Herrmann Matthew Herrmann ... Boy at Bar #2
Willam Belli ... Alan
Jason Sechrest ... Alan's Friend
Josh Payne Josh Payne ... Pool Boy #1
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Defesa Secreta See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Springs, California, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Deb Merritt: How am I supposed to know she'd be whoring around with everyone?
Nate: With everyone?
Deb Merritt: Yeah, she closed the bar every night since you been gone. They even named a drink after her on the happy hour menu called The Whore Bride.
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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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A Search for Meaning and Friendship In A Crazy World
27 February 2013 | by museumofdaveSee all my reviews

Because of the DVD cover picture and some reviews I had read, there was an expectation that this little indie would be just another Gay Consciousness Raising Film, that is, another predictable tale where boy meets boy and both fight and then realize they have good sex together and will love each other for eternity no matter what happens. I'm glad to say I was wrong; this film offers a more complex view of human behavior, dealing with individuals who learn about one another by listening, by caring, by questioning, and ultimately, by growing in positive ways from their being tossed together purely by chance. I would recommend sticking with this film past the first ten or fifteen minutes, and you may get wrapped up in director Damion Dietz's exploration of friendship, family, and a search for some kind of meaning in a haphazard world. Its a film with heart about people who need a helping hand and as such does it's job very well.


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