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Dog Tags (2008)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 10 April 2008 (USA)
Abandoned by his father and raised by a single mother, Nate Merritt joins the Marines to support his soon-to-be fiancée. While on leave in Palm Springs, Nate meets a seemingly free spirited... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Preiss Paul Preiss ... Nate Merritt
Amy Lindsay ... Trish Huddle
Candy Clark ... Deb Merritt
Hoyt Richards ... Gene
Robert Martin III ... Recruiter (as Bobby Trey)
Bart Fletcher Bart Fletcher ... Andy Forte
Chris Carlisle ... Chris (as Christopher Davis Carlisle)
Tanner Max Eflinger Tanner Max Eflinger ... Party Guest #1
Bobby Zelsdorf Bobby Zelsdorf ... Party Guest #2
John Koons John Koons ... Party Guest #3
Grant Whitney Harvey Grant Whitney Harvey ... Boy at Bar #1
Matthew Herrmann Matthew Herrmann ... Boy at Bar #2
Willam Belli ... Alan
Jason Sechrest ... Alan's Friend
Josh Payne Josh Payne ... Pool Boy #1
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Abandoned by his father and raised by a single mother, Nate Merritt joins the Marines to support his soon-to-be fiancée. While on leave in Palm Springs, Nate meets a seemingly free spirited young gay man, who leads him on a path of discovery--and to the surprising identity of the father he never knew. Written by From Yahoo Movies

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Defesa Secreta See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Springs, California, USA

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1.78 : 1
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First film role for Paul Preiss, who portrays Nate Merritt, the lead character. See more »

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Nate discusses possibly going "AWOL". He's a Marine, so the correct term is UA, for unauthorized absence. See more »

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Deb Merritt: How am I supposed to know she'd be whoring around with everyone?
Nate: With everyone?
Deb Merritt: Yeah, she closed the bar every night since you been gone. They even named a drink after her on the happy hour menu called The Whore Bride.
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References Diff'rent Strokes (1978) See more »

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Chain Parade
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Two kids with real winners for Moms.
5 December 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Dog Tags is the story of two kids who meet like ships in the night at a porn producer's desert home. One's an aimless party twink whose fathered a child in a moment of inebriated weakness, the other is a very hunky marine who comes from a real white trash background and is unsure of his sexuality. The roles are respectively played by Bart Fletcher and Paul Preiss.

Would these two very competent and attractive leads were worthy of the film. Dog Tags is a film sending out a real mixed message. Preiss has himself a real winner of a mother in Candy Clark who's picked out a bride for him, another version of herself from the bar she tends. When he comes home unexpectedly and finds her cheating, Preiss finds out it's been with half the customers there.

As for Fletcher he's also got mother troubles in Amy Lindsay, a woman who insists on being a diva when her diva days have long passed. Preiss also due to Fletcher's influence is thinking real strongly of going AOL. Not a real good idea, that's a decision that will affect the rest of your life gay or straight.

Preiss is on a quest for his dad and for the life of me I never understood why Clark just didn't come right out and tell him who is father was. No big deal when he found out. Just part of a very confused plot. I will say the male sex scenes were handled tastefully.

Some interesting points in Dog Tags, but definitely below average.


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