Sundance Grand Prize Nominee "American Son" Hits DVD
2008 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Nominee, American Son features interesting performances by an amazing cast that includes Nick Cannon (Drumline, The Killing Room), Melonie Diaz (Be Kind Rewind, Feel the Noise), Matt O’Leary (Live Free or Die Hard), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan) and April Grace (I Am Legend, “Lost”) with Jay Hernandez(Quarantine, Grindhouse) and Chi McBride (“Boston Public,”Pushing Daisies”). The cast makes this movie hum.
After completing basic training at Camp Pendleton, 19-year-old Marine Mike Holland (Nick Cannon) spends a four-day Thanksgiving leave with his family and friends in Bakersfield.
He can’t bring himself to tell them what comes next for him: his first tour of Iraq. As Mike tries to reconnect with his mother, stepfather and sister as well as say goodbye to his best friend ” in distress” Jake before shipping out, he develops an awareness of the precarious future he faces. Instead of spending time with his disintegrating family or the lifelong friend eft behind, Nick continually thinks about seeing Cristina (Melonie Diaz), a casually flirtation he had on the bus into town. Torn between past and future, Nick has only a few days to decide between staying a boy and becoming a man.
American Son on DVD has $29.99 MSRP.
• Leave in Bakersfield: Behind the Scenes of American Son: A raw, behind-thescenes
look at the 20-day production shoot of Amercian Son.
• Feature Audio Commentary – With director Neil Abramson and producers Danielle Renfrew and Michael Roiff
• Deleted Scenes – With optional audio commentary by director Neil Abramson and producers Danielle Renfrew and Michael Roiff
Feature run time: 86 minutes Rated: R
Bonus Materials Not Rated Technical specifications may only apply to feature.
Aspect ratio: Widescreen (1.85:1) Enhanced for 16X9 Televisions
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Languages: English SDH, Spanish Subtitles
An interesting film that’s highly topical and very contemporary and gives you insight into the hardships that our military faces today.
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