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Megan Leavey (2017)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, War | 9 June 2017 (USA)
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Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mara ... Megan Leavey
Edie Falco ... Jackie
Alisa Harris Alisa Harris ... Barbie
Nick Madrick Nick Madrick ... Receiving Marine #1
Jason Turner ... Receiving Marine #2
Sasha Morfaw ... Female Drill Instructor #1
Jennifer Duke Jennifer Duke ... Female Drill Instructor #2
Megan Leavey ... Female Drill Instructor #3
Will Patton ... Jim
Corey Johnson ... Master Sergeant
Andrew Moon Andrew Moon ... Jones
Alicia Lobo ... Timmins
Melina Matthews ... Lopez
Luka Peros ... Drunk Guy in Bar
Nils Holst Nils Holst ... Duty Patrol Marine
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Storyline

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..

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Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for war violence, language, suggestive material, and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Megan Leavey See more »

Filming Locations:

Cartagena, Murcia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,810,867, 11 June 2017

Gross USA:

$13,406,883

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,510,490
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Kate Mara and the real Megan Leavey were born in 1983 and grew up in the suburbs of New York City. See more »

Goofs

When the Master Sergeant (MSgt) first introduces the new-joins, he refers to Megan Leavey as "Private" but her rank insignia is "Private First Class" The Marine Corps does not refer to Privates First Class as "Privates". The Master Sergeant should have introduced her as, "PFC Leavey." See more »

Quotes

Megan Leavey: You don't leave because you have somewhere to go, you leave because nothing is keeping you there.
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Crazy Credits

Before the end credits, there was footage of Rex in the pool and photos of him and the real Megan Leavey. See more »

Connections

References G.I. Jane (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

My Own Worst Enemy
Written by Jeremy Popoff, A. Jay Popoff (as Alan Popoff), Kevin Baldes and Allen Shellenberger
Performed by Lit
Under license from EMI Entertainment World, Inc.
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Celebrating a special bond
31 August 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a young female Marine in the United States, who trains and works with a war dog that detects explosives. They work together as a great team, successfully completing many missions. When they get injured during a mission, she fights to adopt him as a pet dog so that the dog does not get put to sleep.

"Megan Leavey" tells a story of a great bond between a woman and a dog that are both very courageous.They have been through so much that it is easy to see why their bond is so particularly strong. The patriotic elements also make the film particularly likable for American viewers. It celebrates a special and intense bond between the female soldier and the war dog, and also celebrates love, courage and war efforts.


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