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    Taking Chance

    This may just be the movie to watch in Feburary. Be careful because there's a lot of dust or something in the air and your eyes may water.

    HBO Films’ TAKING CHANCE, which debuts SATURDAY, FEB.21 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

    In spring 2004, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl, USMC (Bacon), came across the name of 19-year-old Lance Corporal Chance Phelps, a young Marine who had been killed in action in Iraq. Strobl, a Desert Storm veteran with 17 years of military service, requested that he be assigned for military escort duty to accompany Chance’s remains to his family in Dubois, Wyo. Based on Strobl’s personal journal of the same name, TAKING CHANCE chronicles one of the silent, virtually unseen journeys that take place every day across the country, bearing witness to the fallen and all those who, literally and figuratively, carry them home.

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    sounds like it could be a good movie. I hope they don't politicize it.
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    That looks pretty frikkin good...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    sounds like it could be a good movie. I hope they don't politicize it.
    Allegedly, the director kept to the tone as written in Strobl's journal. I am given to understand there is no politics in the movie. I hope that's true.
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    Seems that I remember reading about this somewhere. If they stick to what LTC Strobl wrote in his journal, this will be a tear jerker. I think the LTC is in awe of how some of the American public reacts to military funerals such as this. Also here is a link to a blog describing LTC Strobl's events on that outing and ultimately the upcoming movie.


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    Just thought I'd bump this. The film will be on HBO this Saturday, from what I've read it's supposed to be a good one.




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    I just read the whole article in that link. Wow. It will choke you up.

    The movie is a definite "do not miss" for me now.
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