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Taking Chance
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Taking Chance 2009

Based on an article by Marine Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, this HBO original film tells the story of Strobl's emotional experience traveling across America as a volunteer escort officer for the body of fallen 19-year-old soldier Chance Phelps. The 2004 journey was made especially significant by the fact that both Strobl and Phelps share the same hometown of Dubois, Wyo., with a population of less than 1,000.

Running Time:77 minutes
Directed By:
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Written By:
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Kevin BaconKevin Bacon
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Kevin CannonKevin Cannon
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Taking Chance Movie Review by Chris (8/1/2010)

'Taking Chance' is a fine example of how simple, yet effective a film can be. There are no tricky camera shots here, no special effects, not a bit of violence or even foul language. It's a film completely driven by pure emotion and heroism, which is the reason why it effected me so greatly. A major problem with Hollywood...

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Taking Chance Movie Review by Tim (2/28/2009)

Taking Chance is an HBO film that follows a military escort's journey across America to take a fallen Marine home to his family. The escort, Lt. Col. Michael Strobl is played by Kevin Bacon and this was one of Bacon's best roles I have seen him in. I normally do not like Bacon but this role was so believable for him and...

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Taking Chance Movie Review by Movie Addict (2/28/2009)

I never had the honor to do escort duty. I was in the Honor Guard at several funerals during Vietnam. This film shows people at their very best honoring those who have fallen. It does not take a position on the war, and it doesn't matter whether you are pro-war or anti-war, it is the soldiers, sailors, and marines that...

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