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Max (2015)

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A military dog that helped American Marines in Afghanistan returns to the United States and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.

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Boaz Yakin
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Haden Church ... Ray Wincott
Josh Wiggins ... Justin Wincott
Luke Kleintank ... Tyler Harne
Lauren Graham ... Pamela Wincott
Robbie Amell ... Kyle Wincott
Mia Xitlali ... Carmen
Dejon LaQuake ... Chuy
Jay Hernandez ... Sergeant Reyes
Owen Harn ... Deputy Stack
Joseph Julian Soria ... Emilio
Raymond W. Beal Raymond W. Beal ... Animal Control Handler #1 / Marine (as Raymond Beal)
Edgar Arreola ... Cartel Leader
Jason Davis ... Police Officer (as Jason Alexander Davis)
Pete Burris ... S-2 Major
Miles Mussenden ... Captain
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Storyline

When Kyle Wincott is killed in the war, his war dog, Max, suffers from stress. Max is to be put down because he has trouble listening to anyone else, until he meets Justin, Kyle's brother. Justin adopts and saves Max. Then both of their lives will never be the same again. Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Best Friend. Hero. Marine.

Genres:

Adventure | Drama | Family | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence, peril, brief language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Max See more »

Filming Locations:

Asheville, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,155,254, 28 June 2015

Gross USA:

$42,656,255

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,967,255
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The role of "Taliban Insurgent" is played by actor Walid N. Hakim, a former United States Marine. See more »

Goofs

There are no mountains, majestic high rocky cliffs, or fast-flowing clear-water rivers in or near Angelina County, Texas. Notably, rivers in this area tend to be muddy, and only flow quickly after a major rain. See more »

Quotes

Pamela Wincott: I am proud of you both.
Kyle Wincott: Oh, you hear that Max? Say hi!
Pamela Wincott: Come say hi to your brother... Justin!
Kyle Wincott: Leave him be. I am just over here dealing with minor insurgency. He is trying to save the whole universe.
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Alternate Versions

The Paramount Network broadcasts in the US use the sped-up 25 fps PAL video from a 24 fps film source. See more »

Connections

Followed by Max 2: White House Hero (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Believer
Written by James Shelley, Zac Barnett, Matt Sanchez, Dave Rublin, Shep Goodman & Aaron Accetta
Performed by American Authors
Courtesy of Island Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
I Expected Something Different But I Loved The Movie
2 August 2015 | by korgman-13117See all my reviews

Don't let those Rotten Tomato critics sway you. This was a great movie and I am an adult who is also a veteran and German Shepherd Dog owner. While I thought it was going to be more about the dog adapting to civilian life it was something a lot different. I still liked the story and action scenes with the dog. The storyline actually had me guessing which I like in a movie. Even though most of the main characters were kids, it took me back to my days as a kid and when I had my first dog. Anyway, this movie will hopefully show people that dogs are actually very smart creatures and how we as humans need to find the best ways in order to provide them homes and prevent unwanted litters of pups. My dogs have never failed me while people have so many times. It's just a good feel good movie that people need to take in once in awhile.


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