Megan Leavey

Megan Leavey

DVD - 2017
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Based on the true life story of a young Marine Corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.
Publisher: [United States] :, Universal :, Elevation Pictures,, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION MEG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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feralranger
Nov 22, 2017

I was not familiar with the actress Kate Mara before this movie. I thought she was excellent. I felt like she embodied the character Megan Leavey both in her despair and her determination.
This is one of those films that deserves a wider audience for the love of animals and humanity.
Also it was interesting to see the way that soldiers work with dogs and how the dogs are also considered soldiers. I thought it was an anthropomorphic description but they truly are considered one of the battalion.
I look forward to seeing Kate Mara in some future endeavor.

Excellent true story, sensitively done.

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dennismardi
Nov 21, 2017

Very good movie. Better than I expected. I'd give it 4 stars. Anyone that likes dogs, and many that don't, should like it.

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rick7white
Nov 13, 2017

Woman and her dog in war and life
Loved this movie.
True story.
Take the time.

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cowflop
Nov 12, 2017

Less action “in country” than I expected ... but we did enjoy it ...

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22METZ
Nov 07, 2017

Excellent movie. The service dogs are true warriors. Soldiers and their dogs develop a bond that is very special. This true story is a tear jerker. Well worth watching.

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logga
Nov 06, 2017

very good

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Pegasos
Nov 05, 2017

Great movie based on true story!!!

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wlbarnes
Nov 03, 2017

This was a well done movie with a tear-jerker ending. I am not a dog lover, but I love movies about animals and the way they are loyal to their handlers. Very insightful movie about use of dogs in war.

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JackamoJames
Oct 24, 2017

Bring your kleenex because the emotions will be flying. This is a very good movie that details the emotions of soldiers who put their lives on the line to protect others with the assistance of trained dogs who become their partners. What happens to the soldiers and the animals once their duty has completed is a story I dont think many have ever been exposed to.
Anyone who has a heart, who has had a pet, who has been " lost ", will understand this film and appreciate all the different highs and lows that the characters, both human and animal, go through.
A very enjoyable film that I highly recommend for all.

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