Memorial Day (2012 film)

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Memorial Day
Release poster
Release poster
Directed by Sam Fischer
Produced by Craig Christiansen
Written by Marc Conklin
Starring Jonathan Bennett
James Cromwell
John Cromwell
Music by Paul Hartwig
Cinematography Bo Hakala
Edited by Bill Rammer
Perspective Films
Distributed by Image Entertainment
Release dates
Running time
104 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4,200,000

Memorial Day is a 2012 war film starring James Cromwell, Jonathan Bennett and John Cromwell, directed by Sam Fischer and written by Marc Conklin.


The film tells the story of a 13-year-old German American boy, Kyle Vogel, (Jonathan Bennett) who finds his Grandpa Bud's (James Cromwell) World War II footlocker during a game of hide and seek. Kyle strikes a deal with his grandfather to tell the stories behind any three objects he picks out of the footlocker, and the film proceeds to flash back to Bud's combat experience with the 82nd Airborne Division in WWII while also flashing forward to Kyle's future experiences with the 34th Infantry Division, also known as the "Red Bulls," in Iraq.


James Cromwell's son, John Cromwell, plays the young Bud Vogel.[2]


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