We Salute a Mighty Military Max and
His Rising Co-Star Robbie Amell!
MWD – Military Working Dogs – earn their stripes every day on the battlefield. Join us on this special episode of the Oh Behave Show as host Arden Moore interviews multi-talented actor Robbie Amell, one of the stars on the must-see movie called MAX. Amell, joined by Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham and Thomas Haden Church star in this film about a military dog named Max who returns stateside, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, a Marine played by Robbie Amell. Robbie also shares about his life with a pair of super sweet little canines named Boo and Daisy, his role as Firestorm on the CW Series, The Flash; and his upcoming role co-starring with Kevin Spacey in Nine Lives.
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ROBBIE AMELL (Kyle Wincott) is one of the most sought after young actors in Hollywood, and can currently be seen recurring as Firestorm on the The CW series “The Flash.
Amell most recently starred in the hit teen comedy feature “The DUFF,” in the lead role of Wesley. The film also stars Bella Thorne, Mae Whitman and Allison Janney.
In 2014, Amell starred in The CW series “The Tomorrow People.” In 2013, he starred as a regular on the NBC series “1600 Penn,” and appeared in an eight episode arch in the MTV series “Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous.” In 2011 and 2012, Amell was cast as the leading character in the Fox pilot “Like Father,” created and directed by Bill Lawrence, and also Marc Cherry’s ABC pilot “Hallelujah.” Amell’s other TV credits include guest-starring roles on such popular television shows as “Hot in Cleveland,” “Hawaii 5-0,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “CSI: NY,”
“Brothers and Sisters,” and “How I Met Your Mother,” as well as a recurring role on the hit series “Revenge.” He also starred as the lead character of Fred in Cartoon Network’s made-for-TV movies “Scooby Doo! The Curse of the Lake Monster” and “Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins.” In addition, he played the leading role of Andy Brazil in the TNT original movie “The Hornet’s Nest.
Amell’s other motion picture credits include “Struck by Lightning,” “Anatomy of the Tide” and “American Pie Presents: Beta House.” He also played the sexy Drew Patterson in “Picture This,” opposite Ashley Tisdale.
Amell’s mother secured a commercial and print agent for him at the age of six, but Amell concentrated on and was successful in sports in school. As a junior in high school he was called in for his first movie audition and got the role as Eugene Levy and Carmen Electra’s son Daniel in the motion picture “Cheaper by the Dozen 2
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures comes “Max,” a family action adventure from writer/director Boaz Yakin (“Remember the Titans,” “Fresh”).
A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service.
Sent stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin, so Max is saved when he is adopted by Kyle’s family. But Justin has issues of his own, including living up to his father’s expectations, and he isn’t interested in taking responsibility for his brother’s troubled dog. However, Max may be Justin’s only chance to discover what really happened to his brother that day on the front, and with the help of Carmen, a tough-talking young teen who has a way with dogs, Justin begins to appreciate his canine companion.
Justin’s growing trust in Max helps the four-legged veteran revert back to his heroic self, and as the pair race to unravel the mystery, they find more excitement—and danger—than they bargained for. But they each might also find an unlikely new best friend…in each other.
“Max” stars Josh Wiggins (“Hellion”) as Justin Wincott, Lauren Graham (TV’s “Parenthood”) as his mom, Pamela, and Oscar nominee Thomas Haden Church (“Sideways”) as his dad, Ray.
Yakin directed the film from a screenplay he wrote with Sheldon Lettich (“Rambo III,” “Double Impact”). Karen Rosenfelt (“Marley & Me,” the “Twilight” series) and Ken Blancato (“The Book Thief”) produced the film, with Ben Ormand and Yakin serving as executive producers.
Yakin’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Stefan Czapsky (“Safe”), production designer Kalina Ivanov (“The Vow,” “Little Miss Sunshine”), editor Bill Pankow (“The Untouchables,” “Let’s Be Cops”) and costume designer Ellen Lutter (“Grown Ups,” “50 First Dates”). The music is by Trevor Rabin (“Grudge Match,” “Remember the Titans”).
Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present, a Sunswept Entertainment production, a Boaz Yakin movie, “Max.” The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company and MGM. It has been rated PG for action violence, peril, brief language and some thematic elements.