Taking Chance 2009

Taking Chance is a 2009 historical drama based upon the experiences of Lt. Col. Michael Strobl (Kevin Bacon) escorting the body of a Marine, PFC Chance Phelps (posthumously promoted to LCpl), back to his hometown from the Iraq War. The film was selected for showing at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and premiered on HBO on February 21, 2009.

Plot: In April, 2004, casualties mount in Iraq. At Quantico, choices focus on increasing troop strength or only replacing casualties. Lt. Col. Mike Strobl crunches numbers. Stung by his superior’s rejection of his recommendation because he lacks recent combat experience, Strobl volunteers for escort duty, accompanying the remains Pfc. Chance Phelps, killed at 19. From Dover to Philadelphia by hearse, from there to Minneapolis and on to Billings by plane, and then by car to Phelps’ Wyoming home – person after person pays respects. Kind words, small gifts, and gratitude are given Strobl to deliver to the family on this soul-searching journey. What are his own discoveries?

Cast
* Kevin Bacon as LtCol Mike Strobl
* Tom Aldredge as Charlie Fitts
* Nicholas Reese Art as Nate Strobl
* Blanche Baker as Chris Phelps
* Tom Bloom as Navy Chaplain




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