Max Best friend. Hero. Marine.

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2015 | PG | Adventure Family | 1hr, 51m

A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded... more

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Friday, June 26, 2015

On DVD

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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DIRECTOR

Boaz Yakin

Screenwriter

Boaz Yakin
Sheldon Lettich

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Rating MPAA

PG for action violence, peril, brief language and some thematic elements

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A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service.

Shipped stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin, so Max is adopted by Kyle’s family, essentially saving his life. But Justin has issues of his own, such as living up to his father’s expectations for him; he isn’t interested in taking responsibility for his brother’s troubled dog. However, Max may be Justin’s only chance to discover what really happened to his brother that day on the front, and with the help of a tough-talking young teen, Carmen, who has a way with dogs, Justin begins to appreciate his canine companion.

Justin’s growing trust in Max helps the four-legged veteran revert back to his heroic self, and as the pair race against time to unravel the mystery, they find more excitement—and danger—than they bargained for. But they each might also find an unlikely new best friend…in each other.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Inspired by a true story.
  • Director Boaz Yakin's behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Stefan Czapsky ("Safe"), production designer Kalina Ivanov ("The Vow," "Little Miss Sunshine"), editor Bill Pankow ("The Untouchables," "Let's Be Cops") and costume designer Ellen Lutter ("Grown Ups," "50 First Dates). The music is by Trevor Rabin ("Grudge Match," "Remember the Titans").
  • “Max” stars Josh Wiggins (“Hellion”) as Justin Wincott, Lauren Graham (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” TV’s “Parenthood”) as his mom, Pamela, and Oscar nominee Thomas Haden Church (“Sideways”) as his dad, Ray.

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