Tory Hedderman is a typical, self-centered 16-year-old who doesn't care about anyone but himself. When he's caught vandalizing a statue of a World War I vet, he is ordered to perform community service at a local veterans' home where he comes face to face with those who tea... Read More
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Tory Hedderman is a typical, self-centered 16-year-old who doesn't care about anyone but himself. When he's caught vandalizing a statue of a World War I vet, he is ordered to perform community service at a local veterans' home where he comes face to face with those who teach him about the sacrifices that have been made for our country.
The Pledge is an uplifting family drama that features footage of real veterans sharing their thoughts on patriotism, freedom and the attitudes of today's generation toward the true price of freedom.
Dove Family-Approved for all ages.
Run Time: 118 Minutes
- Product type: Video
- Format: DVD
- Release Date: Mar 5, 2013
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- Language: English
- Volumes/Discs: 1
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- No Regrets by Heather on 3/18/2015
When 16-year-old Tory Hedderman is forced to leave behind his New York home for small town West Virginia, he is angry and frustrated with his parents and pretty much everyone he meets. Instead of lashing out, he bottles it up and takes an "I don't care" mentality which leads to him making some stupid mistakes. These mistakes lead to his community service at a local veterans' home. His parents are against this placement due to their anti-military, pacifist beliefs, but while his initial reactions to the situation are negative, a film project with his classmate and fellow volunteer start to slowly change his feelings. A budding friendship with wounded veteran, Mitch Kern, helps him see beyond himself and remember the sacrifices of the men and women in uniform.
The movie did a beautiful job of honoring our veterans, their sacrifices, and the sacrifices of their families. Seeing how both the main character, Tory, and the young veteran, Mitch, were from New York, it also touched a bit on 9-11. They both had experiences that changed their lives. It also captured many of the different emotions that people have towards vets as well as feelings of returning wounded vets. The film will pull at heartstrings and make people think.