Love and Honor (2013 film)

Love and Honor is a 2013 romantic drama film directed by Danny Mooney. It is Mooney's feature-film directorial debut. The film, based on a true story of a Michigan soldier, takes place during the Vietnam War and is set in Ann Arbor and surrounding areas.[2] The story follows a soldier who, after being dumped by his girlfriend, decides to return home secretly from war with his best friend to win her back.

Love and Honor
Love and Honor poster.jpg
Theaterical release poster
Directed byDanny Mooney
Produced byChip Diggins
Patrick Olson
Screenplay byJim Burnstein
Garrett K. Schiff
Music byAlex Heffes
CinematographyTheo van de Sande
Edited byGlenn Garland
Distributed byLighting Entertainment
IFC Films
Release date
  • March 22, 2013 (2013-03-22) (United States)
(Limited release)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$16,769[1]


In 1969, at the time of the Apollo 11 mission, American soldier Dalton Joiner, fighting in the Vietnam War, uses his time of R&R supposed to be spent in Hong Kong, to fly back to the United States to re-capture the heart of his girlfriend Jane. Fellow soldier Mickey Wright accompanies him. Jane now calls herself Juniper, and is a member of a group of anti-war activists. Joiner and Wright pretend they are AWOL, and are admired by the group for that, until it is revealed that they plan to return in time. Juniper breaks up (again) with Joiner, which makes him decide to flee to Canada. Wright falls in love with Candace, but returns to Vietnam.



The film was shot in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan from July 11 to August 12, 2011.[3] A scene was also filmed in Ypsilanti, Michigan.[4]

The international sales rights were acquired by Lighting Entertainment in May 2012.[5] Lighting Entertainment intended to premiere the film for international buyers at the Cannes Film Market held in May 2012.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Love and Honor (2013) (2013) - Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 2014-03-24.
  2. ^ "Feature Film 'AWOL' Approved For Michigan Film Credits". CBS Detroit. April 13, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
  3. ^ McKee, Jenn (July 4, 2011). "Liam Hemsworth to star in 'AWOL,' scheduled to film soon in Ann Arbor". Retrieved May 12, 2012.
  4. ^ "'AWOL', starring Liam Hemsworth, filming in Ypsilanti, MI July 21- July 26". On Locations Vacations. July 14, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
  5. ^ a b Lewis, Dave (May 9, 2012). "'Hunger Games' star Liam Hemsworth fights for romance in 'Love and Honor'". HitFix. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
  6. ^ "Marché registration up 9% this year". Le Marché du Film. Archived from the original on 2013-04-13. Retrieved 2013-02-25.

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