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Taking Chance

Douglas, Lori Keith (television producer.). Strobl, Michael R. (screenwriter.). Katz, Ross 1971- (screenwriter,, television director.). Bacon, Kevin 1958- (actor.). Aldredge, Tom (actor.). Baker, Blanche 1956- (actor.). Boyd, Guy (actor.). Dowd, Ann (actor.). Turco, Paige 1965- (actor.). Wopat, Tom (actor.). Kivilo, Alar (director of photography.). Percy, Lee (editor of moving image work.). Kates, Brian A. 1972- (editor of moving image work.). Zarvos, Marcelo (composer (expression)). HBO Films, (presenter.). Civil Dawn Pictures (Firm), (production company.). Motion Picture Corporation of America, (production company.). Home Box Office (Firm) (Added Author). Warner Home Video (Firm), (film distributor.).

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. As Strobl crosses America's heartland, he will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional journey into the soul of a country mourning not only Chance, but all of our country's fallen heroes.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419872524
  • ISBN: 9781419872525
  • Physical Description: videorecording
    1 videodisc (approximately 78 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Home Box Office , 2009.
  • Distributor: Burbank, California : Warner Home Video, 2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the journal by Lt. Col. Michael R. Strobl, USMC (Ret.).
Originally produced for television in 2008.
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 (23 min.) ; "The real Chance Phelps:" interviews, home movies and personal photos help to paint a more vivid picture of this hero (6 min.) ; "From script to screen:" a featurette on how Taking Chance was made, from concept through production (5 min.) ; deleted scene: I'll watch over him.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Alar Kivilo ; editors, Lee Percy, Brian A. Kates ; music composer, Marcelo Zarvos.
Participant or Performer Note: Kevin Bacon, Tom Aldredge, Blanche Baker, Guy Boyd, Gordon Clapp, Mike Colter, Ann Dowd, Noah Fleiss, Enver Gjokaj, Brendan Griffin, John Bedford Lloyd, John Magaro, Wolé Parks, Victor Slezak, Sarah Thompson, Paige Turco, Sharon Washington, Julie White, Tom Wopat.
Target Audience Note:
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language Note:
English; English (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby 2.0) dialogue, optional English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Emmy Awards, 2009: Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie.; Golden Globes, 2010: Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television (Kevin Bacon).
Subject: Strobl, Michael R Television adaptations
United States. Marine Corps Drama
Iraq War, 2003-2011 Drama
Iraq War, 2003-2011 Casualties Drama
Iraq War, 2003-2011 Repatriation of war dead Drama
Bereavement United States Drama
Genre: War films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Made-for-TV movies.
Television adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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  • 23 of 23 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.


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