The chance discovery of a World War II footlocker connects two generations of soldiers though the stories of the past in this earnest war drama starring James Cromwell and Jonathan Bennett. Upon stumbling across his grandfather's war relics, 13-year-old Kyle probes for details about life on the battlefield. At first Bud (James Cromwell) is reluctant to discuss his tour of duty. Eventually, however, he agrees to tell Kyle the stories behind any three objects the curious youngster selects from the footlocker. As he memories come rushing back, Bud finds himself transported back to Europe and reminded of the price he paid in the fight for freedom. Meanwhile, a glimpse into the future reveals how Kyle will use the wisdom gleaned from his grandfather while serving as a sergeant in Iraq and facing the difficult challenges that bond all soldiers as brothers. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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I don't understand how the "average" of five 5-star and one "great" 3-star rating becomes only three stars! This is one great flick. Having John Cromwell play the younger James Cromwell was a magnificent bit of casting.
A GREAT movie.... must see. I do not give it 5 stars because I reserve that for legendary movies only. Casting genius with James Cromwell's son playing his younger WWII era self. One negative goes to the continuity which was noticeably poor in a few cases (keep your eye on Cromwell's shirt early in the movie). JUST RENT IT.... a moving, thoughtful movie with plenty of action to keep things lively. Best movie I've seen in quite a long time.