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Taking Chance DVD

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This 2009 historical drama is based on the real life experiences of Lt. Col Michael Strobl, who escorted the body of a fallen Marine from Iraq to his hometown. A profound film that grants us a rare look at America's soul. Starring Kevin Bacon.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 90 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: HBO Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: May 12, 2009
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
    SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Director: Ross Katz
  • Cast: Kevin Bacon, Tom Aldredge, Nicholas Art
  • Genre: War
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Bearing Witness
    The Real Chance Phelps
    From Script To Screen
    Deleted Scenes
  • Release Date: 2009

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204 Reviews
5.0

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HBOTaking Chance DVD
 
5.0

(based on 204 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (139)
  • Informative (135)
  • Original (125)
  • Great cinematography (111)
  • High production value (104)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (139)
  • Adult viewers (119)
  • Younger viewers (95)
  • Perfect gift (90)
  • Travel (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual viewer (91), Movie buff (56), Avid moviegoer (45)

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5.0

great

By ruby

from burbank il

About Me Casual Viewer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Informative

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Perfect Gift

    Comments about this product:

    I am very patriot so this was the perfect movie

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good family movie showing respect .

    By skippy

    from North Iowa

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Informative
    • Showing Military Respect

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home
      • In The Car
      • Perfect Gift
      • Special Needs
      • Travel
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about this product:

      Great move showing the respect the soldiers deserve
      after they have given their life.

       
      5.0

      Good purchase and value for the cost.

      By bruce

      from Dulth, MN

      About Me Casual Viewer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Informative

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Perfect Gift
        • Special Needs

        Comments about this product:

        This movie reaffirms the reasons for our freedoms.

         
        5.0

        Taking Chance

        By Red Dog

        from Philly

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about this product:

        Deeply Touching.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Taking Chance

        By military fan

        from Lincoln, CA

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Portrayal
        • Emotionally Engaging
        • Great Attention To Details

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home

          Comments about this product:

          I think that this is Kevin Bacon's best film ever. He gives and shows the proper respect to a fallen hero. If the movie doesn't touch your heart, than you don't have one. It is difficult to watch, but well worth the time and tears.

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Stormin Norman

          from St George,UT

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Portrayal
          • Emotionally Engaging
          • Great Acting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home
            • Perfect Gift

            Comments about this product:

            This is an engaging movie. I especially show this on Memorial day weekend. As a retired Marine Officer, who participated in a Virt Nam era burial at Arlington National Cemetary as the officer in charg of the detail; the hardest thing I have ever done was to present the Flag to the Widow. This is a movie that a man can cry at and be proud of crying.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Highly Recommend

            By Hellen

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Casual Viewer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Portrayal
            • Emotionally Engaging
            • Great Acting
            • Great Attention To Details

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home
              • In The Car
              • Perfect Gift
              • Travel
              • Younger Viewers

              Comments about this product:

              Excellent "behind-the-scenes" glimpse into a side of the military that we civilians never see or hear about. Gives the word, honor, new meaning. Highly recommend this DVD.

               
              5.0

              Must see for every American!

              By Jen

              from California

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Portrayal
              • Emotionally Engaging
              • Great Attention To Details

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about this product:

                  This was highly recommended by a friend. The film is emotionally moving and shows the dedication our military gives to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. I am grateful we purchased it so we can share it with others!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  an emotional experience

                  By princessmm

                  from Baker City, OR

                  About Me Movie Buff

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Portrayal
                  • Emotionally Engaging
                  • Great Acting
                  • Great Attention To Details

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Viewers
                    • At Home
                    • In The Car
                    • Perfect Gift
                    • Travel
                    • Younger Viewers

                    Comments about this product:

                    The song selection for this movie was supurb. This CD reflects well of the time and the circumstance. The CD is as powerful as the movie. Listening to this brings back the scenes of the movie quite clearly. Purchase the movie/cd combo pack. They are a must to own!

                     
                    5.0

                    The most touching film I've ever seen.

                    By Steve

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Emotionally Engaging
                    • Great Acting
                    • Great Attention To Details

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Viewers
                      • At Home
                      • Perfect Gift
                      • Younger Viewers

                      Comments about this product:

                      Many years ago I ended my relationship with HBO due to the incredible amount of horrible programming. This movie made a deep impression on my. Thank you for letting this one through you filters.

                      Touching, poignant and tells a story many will never understand. All Americans should watch this film with a Service Member...then maybe next time you'll think a minute and understand that every one of them is Americas son or daughter. And we all grieve for the loss of a single one of them.

                       
                      5.0

                      Heartbreak & Compassion -get the tissues

                      By Ruthi

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Avid Moviegoer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Portrayal
                      • Emotionally Engaging
                      • Great Acting
                      • Great Attention To Details
                      • Great Cinematography
                      • High Production Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Viewers
                        • At Home

                        Comments about this product:

                        What military families fear and deal with on a daily basis. Accurate every minute and in every detail. I have watched it multiple times and am moved to tears each time. No family should have to go through this but if they must, it should be a source of pride and honor to know that the Marine Corps takes such outstanding care of those who die serving our country.

                         
                        5.0

                        Informative and Insightful

                        By Retman 1

                        from Depew, NY

                        About Me Casual Viewer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Emotionally Engaging
                        • Great Acting
                        • Great Attention To Details

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home
                          • Perfect Gift

                          Comments about this product:

                          This can be a reflection and a reminder of the price our service personnel paid for our freedom.

                           
                          5.0

                          Too important to miss

                          By Susan the rabid reader

                          from Kansas City, Missouri

                          About Me Casual Viewer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Portrayal
                          • Emotionally Engaging
                          • Great Acting
                          • Great Attention To Details
                          • High Production Value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Adult Viewers
                            • At Home
                            • Younger Viewers

                            Comments about this product:

                            It's important to show how americans really feel about the ultimate sacrifice some are making for us.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent in every way

                            By Mud Marine

                            from Colorado Springs, CO

                            About Me Movie Buff

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                            Pros

                            • Accurate Portrayal
                            • Emotionally Engaging
                            • Great Acting
                            • Great Attention To Details
                            • Great Cinematography
                            • High Production Value

                            Cons

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                              • Adult Viewers
                              • Perfect Gift
                              • Younger Viewers

                              Comments about this product:

                              The added extensive features reaally expanded the storyline

                               
                              5.0

                              Wonderful Movie!

                              By momma2azoo22

                              from Ohio

                              About Me Casual Viewer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Portrayal
                              • Emotionally Engaging
                              • Great Acting
                              • Great Attention To Details
                              • Great Cinematography
                              • High Production Value

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • At Home
                                • Military Families

                                Comments about this product:

                                My only son is serving in the Army. It has been viewed by many military families that I know. This movie shows the most respect that I've ever seen our military and their families receive.

                                 
                                4.0

                                ooh Rah

                                By un-Chesty

                                from Akron

                                About Me Avid Moviegoer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate Portrayal
                                • Emotionally Engaging
                                • Great Acting
                                • Great Attention To Details

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • At Home

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  I am a former Marine Officer (ended 1983) I found the movie quite interesting and entertaining. Accurate as well. I am very liberal, by the way, even though a former marine. While every casualty of war or conflict is not necessarily a hero, the human aspect of a loss is moving. This movie protrays that in an exceptional way.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  An Absolute MUST SEE for every American

                                  By PNW Doug

                                  from Pacific Northwest

                                  About Me Casual Viewer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Emotionally Engaging
                                  • Great Acting
                                  • Great Attention To Details

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Adult Viewers
                                    • At Home

                                    Comments about this product:

                                    During these times of question and uncertainty across the country, this film will challenge you to return to the very essence and marrow of our roots in American Patriotism, pride, and unity, while bringing home the true reality of the ultimate sacrifice being made by our young men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan.

                                    The respect and dignity afforded our fallen hero by all who encounter him along his journey home is 100% believable while at the same time utterly remarkable and reminiscent of a time when our national unity and community was a certainty we all shared and which bonded us as a people and a nation.

                                    WATCH THIS FILM...it is guaranteed to restore your faith in OUR America.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    One of the best!

                                    By Lori the American

                                    from Sedona, AZ

                                    About Me Avid Moviegoer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate Portrayal
                                    • Emotionally Engaging
                                    • Great Attention To Details

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Adult Viewers
                                      • At Home
                                      • Younger Viewers

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      This movie shows how the sum of small acts of kindness really adds up to make a difference. The kindness shown by all to this fallen Marine surely doesn't come close to the sacrfice he made but it did show that many Americans still remember those type of sacrifices and honor them appropriately. Let's hope we honor all the Chance Phelps in this country!

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Taking Chance is Outstanding

                                      By Veteran's son

                                      from Lexington, KY

                                      About Me Movie Buff

                                      Pros

                                      • Accurate Portrayal
                                      • Emotionally Engaging
                                      • Great Acting
                                      • Great Attention To Details
                                      • High Production Value

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • At Home
                                        • Perfect Gift
                                        • Share w cynics

                                        Comments about this product:

                                        Taking Chance captures both the emotion and the business of returning a fallen soldier to his loved ones. Kevin Bacon's best performance. The viewer will only be impressed by the respect shown to those giving the last full measure of devotion.

                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Take a Chance

                                        By Rabbit

                                        from In.

                                        About Me Movie Buff

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Emotionally Engaging
                                        • Great Acting

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • At Home
                                          • Perfect Gift

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          If you can watch this movie without feeling pride in the U.S.A. and our service people, you are no doubt a liberal and this movie would not interest you anyway.
                                          Probably one of the 5 best movies I have ever seen.

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