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Battle Scars (2015)

TV-MA | | Drama, War | 20 May 2015 (USA)
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Battle Scars examines the war experience as well as the wrenching change many veterans face on returning home. Luke Stephens (Zane Holtz) shows up on his brother Nicky (Ryan Eggold)'s ... See full summary »

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Danny Buday

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Danny Buday (screenplay), Danny Buday (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zane Holtz ... Luke Stephens
Heather McComb ... Michelle
Fairuza Balk ... Rifka
David James Elliott ... Frank Stephens
Ryan Eggold ... Nicky Stephens
Jamal Woolard ... Dre
Kristen Renton ... Summer
Amy Davidson ... Jules Stephens
Essence Atkins ... Elsie Ramirez
Charles Michael Davis ... Ramirez
Charles Carpenter ... Military Officer
Chacko Vadaketh ... Dr. Shah
George Young Warner ... Paramedic #1
Sam Gros Sam Gros ... Paramedic #2
Reedy Gibbs Reedy Gibbs ... Nurse
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Storyline

Battle Scars examines the war experience as well as the wrenching change many veterans face on returning home. Luke Stephens (Zane Holtz) shows up on his brother Nicky (Ryan Eggold)'s doorstep after a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Suffering from both PTSD and physical wounds, unseen but devastating, Luke wants nothing more than to forget the war, but his veteran father (David James Elliott) won't let him. At a local strip club, run by a ruthless killer (Fairuza Balk), Luke crosses paths with Michelle (Heather McComb) who leads him into a violent world every bit as dangerous and isolating as the brutality he desperately tried to leave behind in Afghanistan. Written by Stacey Forrester

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Another Stateside See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Prelude comments on Battle Scars:'Over a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan has left more than 30,000 soldiers seriously wounded from improvised explosive devices' 'Twice the amputee rate of World War Ii and Vietnam'. Average Department Of Defense compensation for a limb lost in combat.....$50,000 Dollars'. See more »

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After Luke gets in the fight he has a black eye that is very clearly just makeup. It is made very dark to look like a very bad injury however there is no swelling at all. See more »

Soundtracks

Come On N Git It
Composed by Justin Crosby (ASCAP)
Published by Audiosparx (ASCAP)
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It's not a war movie.
6 February 2019 | by bocajon-654-619230See all my reviews

The film is more about a dysfunctional family and realationships. I thought the acting was pretty good. All the main characters hold thier own. I think the movie has more to do with the main character Luke's secret than anything else. The producers needed a way to explain it and marketing the film as a war movie was sure to bring extra eyeballs. Dont expect born on the 4th of July and just enjoy the film.


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