When one falls, another brings him home. Taking Chance is 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 (Kevin Bacon) volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. Now, on a trip across America's heartland, Strobl will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional sojourn into the soul of a country mourning not only Phelps, but all of our country's fallen heroes.

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Taking Chance (2008)

War/Drama · 1h 17m · 2/21/2009

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When one falls, another brings him home. Taking Chance is 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 (Kevin Bacon) volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. Now, on a trip across America's heartland, Strobl will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional sojourn into the soul of a country mourning not only Phelps, but all of our country's fallen heroes.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

HBO Films, Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA)
Cast
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Kevin Bacon

LtCol Mike Strobl
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Tom Aldredge

Charlie Fitts
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Nicholas Art

Nate Strobl (as Nicholas Reese Art)
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Blanche Baker

Chris Phelps
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Tom Bloom

Navy Chaplain
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Guy Boyd

Gary Hargrove
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James Castanien

Robert Orndoff
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Gordon Clapp

Tom Garrett
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Mike Colter

MGySgt Demetry
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Henry Coy

Marine Driver (as GySgt Henry Coy)
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Joel de la Fuente

Ticketing Agent
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Liza Colón-Zayas

Ticketing Agent
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Ann Dowd

Gretchen
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Tate Ellington

A.V. Scott
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Noah Fleiss

Army Sergeant
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Julian Gamble

Jeff Mack
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Enver Gjokaj

Corporal Arenz
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Adam Hayes

Dover Team Leader (as Sgt Adam Hayes)
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Danny Hoch

TSA Agent
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Ruby Jerins

Olivia Strobl
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Tom Kemp

Business Man
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John Bedford Lloyd

General Kruger
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John Magaro

Rich Brewer
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Matthew Morrison

Robert Rouse
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Maximilian Osinski

Sgt Neuman
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Wolé Parks

Major Schott
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Del Pentecost

Minneapolis Cargo Handler
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Dominic Colon

Minneapolis Cargo Handler
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Christina Rouner

Flight Attendant
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Victor Slezak

Sgt Mulcahy
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Felix Solis

Philly Cargo Worker
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Sarah Thompson

Annie
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Paige Turco

Stacey Strobl
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Sharon Washington

Mortuary Technician
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Julie White

Colonel Karen Bell
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Emily Wickersham

Kelley Phelps
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William Wise

Larry Hertzog
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Tom Wopat

John Phelps
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Brendan Griffin

Major Thompson
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Sherman Alpert

Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Gerald Blakey

VFW Member at Funeral (uncredited)
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Andrew Stephen Bradley

Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Alana Cadiz

Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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David Campbell

Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Kevin Cannon

VFW Veteran (uncredited)
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Michael Ciesla

Army Escort Cleary (uncredited)
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Chris Cullen

Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Joe Cummings

Marine Pallbearer (uncredited)
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Ryan Curtis

Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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George DelFarno

Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Judah Devoreaux

Leiutenant (uncredited)
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Erica Dilanjian

Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Mike Doyle

(uncredited)
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Phil E. Eichinger

Marine Officer (uncredited)
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Logan Fry

Rancher at Funeral (uncredited)
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Les Gardonyi

Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Frank Hansen

Uniformed Sentry (uncredited)
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Carla-Rae Holland

Native American Woman at Funeral (uncredited)
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Steven J. Klaszky

Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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John Launder

MCL Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Karen Tsen Lee

Gate Agent (uncredited)
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Sean Marrinan

VFW Honor Guard (uncredited)
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Scott Napolitano

Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Phil Newsom

Gurney Pusher (uncredited)
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Joel Ney

Chance Phelps' Classmate (uncredited)
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Patricia Nicastro

Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Jennifer Oleniczak

Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Catherine Pierce

Woman at the airport (uncredited)
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Ray Reynolds

Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Sue Sadik

Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Lenny Safko

Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Tim Schuebel

Vfw veteran (uncredited)
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Bob Socci

Marine Retiree at Funeral (uncredited)
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Mitchell Speert

Air Force Veteran (uncredited)
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Bud Stafford

MCL Quartermaster - Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Jared Uhrich

Marine Pallbearer (uncredited)
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Missy Yager

Michelle (uncredited)
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Blake Young-Fountain

Soldier (uncredited)
Crew
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Ross Katz

Director
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David C. Robinson

Art
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Evyen J. Klien

Music
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Marcelo Zarvos

Music
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Dan Leigh

Art
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Brad Krevoy

Producer
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Cathy Wischner-Sola

Producer
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Ross Katz

Producer
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Lori Keith Douglas

Producer
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Ross Katz

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Taking Chance

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Taking Chance

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/12/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

Taking Chance

(DVD)

5/12/2009

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