Max Movie

Best friend. Hero. Marine.

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Who's Involved:

Karen Rosenfelt, Robbie Amell, Jay Hernandez, Thomas Haden Church, Boaz Yakin, Lauren Graham, Josh Wiggins, Luke Kleintank, Sheldon Lettich, Owen Harn, Joseph Julian Soria

Release Date:

Friday, June 26, 2015 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hr, 51 m

Plot: What's the story about?

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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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Max

A look at the Max behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Boaz Yakin last directed Boarding School and Safe. The film's writer Boaz Yakin last wrote Now You See Me and Safe.


Boaz Yakin


Karen Rosenfelt
Boaz Yakin

Production: What we know about Max

Key Facts

  1. “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.
  2. 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").
  3. Inspired by a true story.

Filming Timeline

On or about December 8, 2014, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about December 8, 2014, the film was in Completed status.

On or about June 5, 2014, the film was in Production status.

On or about November 29, 2013, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production begins March 1, 2014.

Max Release Date: When was it released?

Max was released in 2015 on Friday, June 26, 2015 (Nationwide release). There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including Ted 2, Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World and Glass Chin.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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