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Title Taking Chance [videorecording] / HBO Films presents ; a Motion Picture Corporation of America and Civil Dawn Pictures production ; produced by Lori Keith Douglas ; screenplay by Michael R. Strobl and Ross Katz ; directed by Ross Katz.

Imprint [New York, NY] : HBO Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Pacific Park Library DVD    TAK    Out of Collection
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 78 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally telecast on HBO Feb. 21, 2009.
Based on the journal by Michael R. Strobl.
Special features: "Bearing witness:" a featurette that includes interviews with Chance Phelps' friends and family as well as a section on the real Lt. Col. Michael Strobl; "The real Chance Phelps:" interviews, home movies and personal photos help to paint a more vivid picture of this hero; "From script to screen:" a featurette on how Taking Chance was made, from concept through production; deleted scene: I'll watch over him.
Credits Director of photography, Alar Kivilo ; editors, Lee Percy, Brian A. Kates ; music by Marcelo Zarvos.
Cast Kevin Bacon, Tom Aldredge, Blanche Baker, Guy Boyd, Gordon Clapp, Mike Colter, Ann Dowd, Noah Fleiss, Enver Gjokaj, Brendan Griffin, John Bedford Lloyd, John Margaro, Wolé Parks, Victor Slezak, Sarah Thompson, Paige Turco, Sharon Washington, Julie White, Tom Wopat
Summary "The remarkable true story of one soldier's death in battle, another soldier's journey of discovery and a nation's reverence and gratitude toward its war dead. After hearing of the heroic death of a young Marine in Iraq, veteran officer Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl ... volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. Now, on a trip across America's heartland, Strobl will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional sojourn into the soul of a country mourning not only Phelps, but all of our country's fallen heroes"--Container.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Closed-captioned.
English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, optional English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles.
Subject United States. Marine Corps -- Drama.
Iraq War, 2003- -- Drama.
Iraq War, 2003- -- Casualties -- Drama.
Iraq War, 2003- -- Repatriation of war dead -- Drama.
Bereavement -- United States -- Drama.
Guerra de Irak, 2003 -- Bajas estadounidenses -- Teatro.
Duelo (Luto) -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro.
Genre/Form War films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Made-for-TV movies
Added Author Douglas, Lori Keith.
Strobl, Michael R.
Katz, Ross, 1971-
Bacon, Kevin, 1958-
Zarvos, Marcelo.
HBO Films.
Civil Dawn Pictures (Firm)
Motion Picture Corporation of America.
Home Box Office (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 1419872524
Standard No. 883929033065
Music No. 3000021653 HBO Home Entertainment

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