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For those of you that have HBO, DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!! On Sunday, May 30th, 2010 at 9:00 pm EST(, HBO will be re-broadcasting an HBO Original Movie: “Taking Chance”. Kevin Bacon has the lead role of Lt Col Michael Strobl, an Officer in the USMC. Lt Col Strobl volunteers for the assignment of escorting home the remains of 19 year old Lance Corporal Chance Phelps, who had been killed in action in Iraq. This movie is based on actual events! http://www.hbo.com/movies/taking-chance/index.html


I saw this movie when it came out about a year ago!!  I highly recommend this movie (and have your tissues handy!!)  


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Looks awesome, but, don't get HBO, so you think it's on blu- ray?

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Excellent movie!

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Kevin Bacon is one of my favorite actors, he is a natural.........except for that whole "Tremors" thing.......

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Be prepared to cry when you watch this one, it is a very emotionally charged and powerful film.  Kevin Bacon does an awesome job here.


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Be prepared to cry when you watch this one, it is a very emotionally charged and powerful film.  Kevin Bacon does an awesome job here.



Yes, it is a tear jerker, hit close to home.

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Saw it already. This movie, just like Full Metal Jacket is just too close for comfort...

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Beautiful

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Great movie. Big bucket of popcorn and a large box of kleenx..........

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Excellant film. I watched it when it first came out with my wife it will tug at your soul. Proud to be an American and thank you to all of the Military out there keeping us safe and our liberties free.


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Ooh-rah!! This movie is out on DVD. It was premiered at the USMC Base at Quanitco. My son has done this Honor twice now at a very young age and after watching this movie (lots of tissues needed) - I am even more proud of him than before (didn't think that was possible) when I saw what he was able to handle with such strength and dignity!! For all the escorts who bring our babies home, there are no words to express how much it means!! Do not miss this movie!!!

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Looks awesome, but, don't get HBO, so you think it's on blue ray?



Don't know about Blue Ray, but it is on DVD.


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Be prepared to cry when you watch this one, it is a very emotionally charged and powerful film.  Kevin Bacon does an awesome job here.



I was able to watch it twice, but had to leave the room the second time during the airport scene (when he was talking to the other Escort)!!!


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Excellent and proud.

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I have this DVD and watch it every now and then.


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Yay!  Turns out I do have HBO, it is Cinemax I refused to get.........so, the date is programmed into my phone so I won't forget to watch!  Thanks Tim!

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Kevin Bacon does a fine, underplayed performance.  I think this is one of his best roles.

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On the calendar.  Looking forward to it.


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I don't have HBO, but I think I am going to go rent it..


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Kevin Bacon is one of my favorite actors, he is a natural.........except for that whole "Tremors" thing.......


 



I thought "Tremors" was a great movie! The sequel - not so much...


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I don't have HBO, but I think I am going to go rent it..



You can buy it from Amazon for about 15 bucks - so worth it.  I love this movie - bawl everytime I watch it.  But it's one of those movies that sticks with you and you'll find yourself telling people about it long after you've seen it.


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Awesome.  Hits close to home.

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I'll have to rent this movie and ck it out.  I like Kevin Bacon in anything he's done.  Excellent actor.

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OK. So for those of you that have not yet seen this movie, and will either be watching it Sunday or renting it, you'll have to come back to this thread and let all of us know what you thought of it!!!


I'll be the first to admit: 20 years in the US Army (and saw some sights that would curl your toes), 17 years in Law Enforcement (same thing with the sights), have watched first hand a number of people pass away (to include my first wife); I think I have a heart of stone! But I cried like a baby during this movie!!!!


The real Lance Corporal Chance Phelps:


  


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Lt Col Michael Strobl with Kevin Bacon:



Lt Col Strobl:



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OK. So for those of you that have not yet seen this movie, and will either be watching it Sunday or renting it, you'll have to come back to this thread and let all of us know what you thought of it!!!


I'll be the first to admit: 20 years in the US Army (and saw some sights that would curl your toes), 17 years in Law Enforcement (same thing with the sights), have watched first hand a number of people pass away (to include my first wife); I think I have a heart of stone! But I cried like a baby during this movie!!!!


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Few things, and I do mean few things, in life get me emotional to the point where I can tear up........but as both a Soldier and a Police Officer, tales of heroism in combat, brothers going down in the field, men standing up for what they believe in and giving their all for their brothers...that makes me emotional. The guys we didnt bring back from my time in Iraq, Ill never forget them and I am glad a network decided to tell this troopers tale.


Hopefully more stories will be told about Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coasties about the MASSIVE sacrifices they are making "over there."

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Few things, and I do mean few things, in life get me emotional to the point where I can tear up........but as both a Soldier and a Police Officer, tales of heroism in combat, brothers going down in the field, men standing up for what they believe in and giving their all for their brothers...that makes me emotional. The guys we didnt bring back from my time in Iraq, Ill never forget them and I am glad a network decided to tell this troopers tale.

Hopefully more stories will be told about Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coasties about the MASSIVE sacrifices they are making "over there."



 BUMP, Wil!!!! 


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I think I will rent this and sit down with my father and watch it.


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 I was just talking to a friend about this movie today....I think I had a 20 second window of not crying,I cried from start to finish (literally) but man, this movie is awesome!!! ..I'm not a big fan of Kevin Bacon's, but he was very realistic in this movie...If you haven't seen this movie yet, I truly do recommend watching it....


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I did watch this movie as well and at the time my son was a Marine. Now he is a deputy sheriff and a former Marine. I have to agree with the statement, have your tissues close to hand. I actually purchased a copy this movie for my library. It is an outstanding movie and an outstanding performance by Kevin Bacon.

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