Taking Chance


2h 2009

Brief Synopsis

Based on the true story of volunteer military escort officer Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, also a Desert Storm vet, who was asked to accompany the body of slain soldier Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps back to his home in Dubois, Wyoming in the Spring of 2004. Phelps had been deployed just a month earlier and w

Film Details

Also Known As
honneur d'un Marine
Release Date
2009
Location
New Jersey, USA; Montana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Based on the true story of volunteer military escort officer Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, also a Desert Storm vet, who was asked to accompany the body of slain soldier Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps back to his home in Dubois, Wyoming in the Spring of 2004. Phelps had been deployed just a month earlier and was awarded posthumously with the Bronze Star.

Crew

Michael Adkins

Costume Supervisor

Nick Albanese

Foreman

Robert Albertell

Assistant Director

Christine Altomari

Production Supervisor

Frank Appedu

Driver

Jessica Archer

Location Scout

Christopher Arena

Assistant Location Manager

Colin Arndt

Set Production Assistant

Rick Ash

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Patrick Barile

Caterer

David E Baron

Assistant Camera

Julia Barraclough

Scenic Artist

Laura Figueiredo Barreto

Wardrobe

Ercan Bas

Office Production Assistant

Michael Bauer

Music Editor

Jason Benjamin

Boom Operator

Justin M Bennett-maccubbin

Accountant

Charles Bennis

Transportation Co-Captain

Frederick Bergenson

Construction

Fred Berger

Associate Producer

John Boesch

Construction

Tim Boggs

Sound Editor

Jason Bretz

Assistant Editor

Jim Bridges

Photography

Jeffrey S Brink

Special Effects Coordinator

Tina Buckingham

Casting

Dave Buckman

Driver

James S Buckman

Transportation Captain

Justin Bursch

Assistant

Eva Z. Cabrera

Script Supervisor

Toy Caldwell

Song

Paul Carden

Adr Supervisor

Ian Carmody

Loader

Catherine Carnovale

Wardrobe

Johnny Caruso

Music Editor

Dan Casey

Assistant Camera

Jeff Chena

Stand-In

Krysten Childs

Art Assistant

Daniel Coe

Score Recording

Angela Coleman

Accounting Assistant

Peter Connors

Driver

Brandon Cook

On-Set Dresser

Elvis Cornea

Location Assistant

Lisa Cossettini

Assistant Editor

Gerald Crawford

Key Costumer

Richard Crescenti

Adr

Tom Cross

Assistant Editor

Libby Cuenin

Post-Production Assistant

Robert Currie

Property Master

Christopher De Blau

Lighting Technician

Frank Decurtis

On-Set Dresser

Louise Decurtis

On-Set Dresser

Anne Devereux

Loader

George Doering

Song Performer

James Donahue

Art Director

Lori Keith Douglas

Producer

Lori Keith Douglas

Unit Production Manager

Dennis Dugan

Driver

Rickley W Dumm

Sound Editor

Jennifer Dunnington

Music Editor

Janet Fries Eckholm

Post-Production Supervisor

Matthew A Ely

Assistant Camera

Richard Esposito

Hair Stylist

Michael Falso

Assistant

Joe Fay Jr.

Driver

Paul V Ferrazzi

Assistant Camera

Melissa Ferreira

Makeup

Chris Fogel

Score Recording

Chris Fogel

Music Scoring Mixer

Louisa Forni

Post-Production Assistant

Alan Freedman

Adr Mixer

Michael Fucci

Location Manager

Frank Gaeta

Sound Mixer

Frank Gaeta

Sound Design

Kenneth Garrison

Driver

Elisabeth Gillott

Post-Production Assistant

Robin Ginsberg

Production Accountant

Don Glenn

Dolly Grip

Renee Godbout

Casting Associate

Jason Goldberg

Art Assistant

Sam Gomez

Assistant Location Manager

Samuel A Gonzalez Jr.

Lighting Technician

Paul Goroff

Grip

Ann Goulder

Casting Director

David Grant

Sound Editor

Dennis Green

Video Playback

Gregory M Guozzo

Caterer

Robert Gurgo

Electrician

Rich Gutterding

Driver

Craig Sherman Hall

Assistant Art Director

Catherine Harper

Foley Artist

Lee Harper

Assistant Costume Designer

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Justin Herman

Sound

Courtney Hess

Set Costumer

Gary Hildebrand

Lighting Technician

Hollis James Hoff

Scenic Artist

Vanessa Hoffman

Assistant Director

Thomas J Horan

On-Set Dresser

John Hunt

Driver

Joe Iemola

Assistant Sound Editor

Heather Imerman

Office Production Assistant

Mark Intravartolo

Graphics

Jessica Johnson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Matthew W Johnson

Graphic Artist

Sara Jonsson

Set Production Assistant

Chris Jordan

Props

Michael Kammerer

Dolly Grip

Mike Kammerer

Grip

Joann Kane

Music

Keith Kastner

Construction

Brian A Kates

Editor

Ross Katz

Writer

Ross Katz

Executive Producer

John Kearney

Driver

Brendan Kehoe

Location Assistant

Chris Keiffer

Graphics

Reid Kelly

Grip

David Kennedy

Office Production Assistant

Alar Kivilo

Director Of Photography

Evyen Klean

Music Supervisor

Bradley Klipp

On-Set Dresser

Jesse Klipp

On-Set Dresser

Scott Koenigsberg

Assistant Camera

Sonny Kompanek

Original Music

Gabor Kover

Camera Operator

Brad Krevoy

Executive Producer

Michael A Kroner

Carpenter

Matty Lake

Production Assistant

Rebecca Lambrecht

Coordinator

Sal Lanza

Key Grip

Steven E Lawler

Construction Coordinator

Kristopher Layng

Camera

Jeffrey Lederman

Location Assistant

Dan Leigh

Production Designer

Michael A Leo

Generator Operator

Lou Levinson

Colorist

Aidan Levy

Art Assistant

Charles Libin

Camera Operator

Richard Liebgold

On-Set Dresser

Jordan Lindblad

Assistant Editor

Janet Lopez

Music Coordinator

Joe Lyons

Best Boy Electric

Kim Maitland

Rerecording

Margaret Maloney

Set Production Assistant

Derek Manganelli

Loader

Darrin Mann

Foley Mixer

Francisco Marcial

Coordinator

Carlton Mcclarence

On-Set Dresser

Matthew Mcguinness

Driver

K C Mcleod

Set Production Assistant

Hollis Meminge

Assistant Camera

Brett Michel

Driver

Susan Mieras

Assistant

Chris Moriana

Foley Artist

David Moriarty

Scenic Artist

Richard Morris

On-Set Dresser

Ali Muney

Assistant Editor

Ken Murphy

Driver

Doug Murray

Adr Mixer

Julia Nessling-douglas

Digital Effects

Ulises Rodriguez Noa

Assistant Production Coordinator

Nina Noah

Accountant

Tim Norman

Assistant Camera

Mike Novak

Music Conductor

T. J. O'mara

Sound Mixer

Kyle Olmstead

Sound

Steve Olsen

Camera

Bill Opel

Driver

Wylie Overstreet

Assistant

Eric Pardee

Other

Paul J Park

Accounting Assistant

Todd Parkhurst

Driver

Stephanie Pasicov

Makeup Artist

Jim Passon

Color Timer

Ray Patrick

Camera

Ivan Pazlamatchey

Scenic Artist

Lee Percy

Editor

Sam Perry

Boom Operator

Kabkeo Phothivongsa

Lighting Technician

Kenny Pierce

Set Production Assistant

Morgan Pitts

Props Assistant

Mark Pollard

Graphic Artist

Carla Raij

Unit Production Manager

Travis Rehwaldt

Set Production Assistant

Holly Remington

Hair Stylist

Kate Ridgway

Post-Production Coordinator

Frank Rinato

Assistant Camera

David Carl Robinson

Costume Designer

Peter Rodder

Music Contractor

Ryan Rodriguez

Best Boy Electric

Philip Rohman

Original Music

Emily Rosenbaum

Set Production Assistant

James Sarzotti

Makeup Artist

Heather Saunders

Post-Production Assistant

Gerard Sava

Steadicam Operator

Lizz Scalice

Hair Stylist

Robert Scanlon

Driver

Frank Schaeffer

Associate Producer

Christine Schuman

Transportation Captain

Film Details

Also Known As
honneur d'un Marine
Release Date
2009
Location
New Jersey, USA; Montana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2010 David L. Wolper Producer of the Year award in Long-Form Television by the Producers' Guild of America.

Winner of one 2009 Emmy Award. Nominated for nine additional 2009 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Made For Television Movie, Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special (Ross Katz), Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie (Kevin Bacon), and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special.

Aired in United States February 21, 2009

Aired in United States January 2009

Writer Lt. Col. Michael Strobl worked closely with Phelps' parents, John Phelps and Gretchen Mack, on the development of the story.

Originally picked up to production for the 2006-2007 season. Rolled over to the 2007-2008 season.

Aired in USA on HBO Network February 21, 2009.