I've always thought Kevin Bacon was one of the greatest actors of our generation. The HBO film
TAKING CHANCE officially confirms his acting greatness. The fact that he took on this project says a lot about him as a person.
TAKING CHANCE is a wonderful reminder of the greatness of our country but more importantly the patriotism of Americans. It is beautifully filmed, eloquently written and brilliantly acted.
It is a true story. Make sure you watch the extra features on the DVD. Although this movie does not fit into many in the media's
narrative of who and what America is- I'd love to see it shown in High Schools...at least as often as Al Gore or Michael Moore's films are viewed.
Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl USMC co-wrote the film - it is based on his journal. That started as an after action report of his escorting the body of a fallen Marine back home.
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