Taglines: Best Friend. Hero. Marine.
Max is a Malinois Shepherd used to help U.S. Marines in Afghanistan. His handler is Kyle Wincott (Robbie Amell). Kyle keeps in touch with his family back home by joining a cam chat with his mom Pamela (Lauren Graham). His father Ray (Thomas Haden Church) served in the Marine Corps as well, having gotten his leg shot off. Kyle’s younger brother Justin (Josh Wiggins) doesn’t really care for what Kyle and their father have done for their country, and he is mostly moody while playing video games.
Kyle is questioned about weapons his squad has captured going missing.. He knows that his friend Tyler Harne (Luke Kleintank) is among those involved with these shady dealings and warns Tyler he can’t cover for him like he did when they were young. The two of them go into the battlefield with Max. The dog walks by a suicide bomber who sets off his explosives close to Max. The resulting explosion is traumatic to Max, and Kyle runs over to console him. Kyle is then intentionally shot dead by Tyler.
Justin makes money ripping video games for other people, while Ray wants him to work with him. Two men in uniforms show up at the Wincott home. Ray goes inside as the men talk to Pamela to inform them that Kyle has been killed in action. His body is brought back home for a burial. Max is brought in on a leash, struggling to break free. The man holding him lets Max go so that he can run to Kyle’s coffin. Max whimpers and lies beside the coffin.
Max is an American adventure film directed by Boaz Yakin, and co-written with Sheldon Lettich. The film stars Josh Wiggins, Dejon LaQuake, Thomas Haden Church, Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham, Luke Kleintank, and Jay Hernandez. The film was released by Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on June 26, 2015.
Directed by: Boaz Yakin
Starring: Josh Wiggins, Dejon LaQuake, Thomas Haden Church, Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham, Luke Kleintank, Jay Hernandez, Mia Xitlali
Screenplay by: Sheldon Lettich, Boaz Yakin
Production Design by: Kalina Ivanov
Cinematography by; Stefan Czapsky
Film Editing by: Bill Pankow
Costume Design by: Ellen Lutter
Art Direction by: Sharon Davis
Music by: Trevor Rabin
MPAA Rating: PG for action violence, peril, brief language and some thematic elements.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: June 26, 2015