Taking Chance

Released 2009

Director: Ross Katz

Rating: TV-PG

Studio: HBO, Motion Picture Corporation of America and Civil Dawn Pictures

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  • In 2004, Lt. Col. Michael Strobl volunteered to escort home the body of a 19-year-old Marine killed in Iraq. It would prove to be a life-altering experience. Kevin Bacon stars as Strobl in this profoundly moving HBO Films drama that looks at the military rituals for honoring its war dead from the perspective of one fallen soldier named Chance Phelps. Strobl never knew Phelps before taking the assignment, but as he journeys across America, he discovers the great diligence and dignity in how the military handle such dark duties--and comes to grips with his own issues of guilt when he meets Chance's gracious family and friends. Directed by Ross Katz; screenplay by Lt. Col. Michael R. Strobl, USMC (ret.) and Ross Katz, based on the journal by Lt. Col. Michael R. Strobl, USMC (ret.)moreless

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  • Kevin Bacon

  • Guy Boyd

  • Ann Dowd

    Gretchen

  • Tom Aldredge

  • Gordon Clapp

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    • The film won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie.

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