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Taking Chance -- Based on real-life events, Lt. Col. Michael Strobl (Bacon), a volunteer military escort officer, accompanies the body of 19-year-old Marine Chance Phelps back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyoming.

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The trailer for HBO's Taking Chance which is based on real-life events, Lt. Col. Michael Strobl (Bacon), a volunteer military escort officer, accompanies the body of 19-year-old Marine Chance Phelps back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyoming. Taking Chance will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January and will air on HBO in February 2009.

Free | Trailer Addict Posted: 10/7/2011

Feature trailer for the HBO film Taking Chance. Based on a true story, inspired by the writings of Lt. Col. Michael Strobl of the US Marine Corps. Chance Phelps was wearing his Saint Christopher medal when he was killed on Good Friday. Eight days later, I handed the medallion to his mother. I didn't know Chance before he died. Today, I miss him. -- LtCol Michael R. Strobl, USMC (Ret.), Taking Chance

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Premise: Deskbound Lt. Col. Michael Strobl (Kevin Bacon) escorts the body of Chance Phelps, a young marine who was killed in Iraq in 2004, back to his family and final resting place in Wyoming. Based on an article by Strobl (USMC Ret.), who cowrote the script. Directorial debut for Ross Katz. With Tom Wopat and Ann Dowd.

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