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Based on the true experiences of Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl, who wrote eloquently of them in a widely circulated 2004 article, "Taking Chance" is a profoundly emotional look at the military rituals taken to honor its war dead, as represented by a fallen Marine killed in Iraq, Lance Corporal Chance Phelps. Working as a strategic analyst at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia, Lt. Col. Strobl (Kevin Bacon) learns that Phelps had once lived in his hometown, and volunteers to escort the body to its final resting place in Wyoming. As Strobl journeys across America, he discovers the great diligence and dignity in how the military, and all those involved with preparing and transporting the body, handle their duties. Equally important, he encounters hundreds of people affected by Chance's death, a vast majority of whom never knew him. This collective grieving eventually causes Lt. Col. Strobl, a veteran of Desert Storm now assigned to office duty, to probe his own guilt about not re-deploying to Iraq for the current conflict. Arriving in Wyoming, Lt. Col. Strobl completes his catharsis when he encounters Chance's gracious family and friends, and discovers an extraordinary outpouring of community support.
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, The Real Chance Phelps - Interviews, Home Movies And Personal Photos To Help Paint A More Vivid Picture Of This Hero, From Script To Screen - A Featurette On How Taking Chance was Made, From Concept Through Production, Deleted Scene - I'll watch Over Him.
|Starring:||Kevin Bacon, Blanche Baker, Tom Aldredge|
|Studio Name:||Warner Home Video|
|DVD Release Date:||05/12/2009|
|Screen Format:||Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||78 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.19|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||0.57 x 5.39 x 7.54|
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