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Megan Leavey is a US Marine corporal who served as a Military Police K9 handler. She was paired with military working dog Rex (E168). The pair served two deployments in Iraq together. They were first deployed to Fallujah in 2005, and then to Ramadi in 2006, where they were both wounded by an improvised explosive device. Leavey was awarded the Purple Heart and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with a "V" device denoting heroism in combat..
Second movie in which Ramon Rodriguez plays a Marine. The first was Battle: Los Angeles. See more »
Near the end of the movie, it was thought that Rex could be seen without a muzzle while with Corporal Leavey at Yankee Stadium being Honoured. However, Rex is in fact wearing a muzzle, it is a dark navy colour (different from the metal ones he is seen wearing earlier in the film) it almost blends into his fur colour but it is there. See more »
They're not even dogs anymore. They're warriors, and they come back with all the same issues we do.
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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 »
Really enjoyed this film! A very well acted and touching Gem of a film. The young lead actress nailed the part and was very convincing and quite good in this movie. I felt the sincerity throughout the film. If your looking for a violent action film from beginning to end I would suggest you pass. But if your looking for a film with lots of heart then i highly recommend this one. Two Thumbs Up....Way Up!
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