Battle Scars

Battle Scars Release Date: July 14, 2017

The movie Battle Scars examines the war experience as well as the wrenching change many veterans face on returning home. Luke Stephens (Zane Holtz) shows up on his brother Nicky (Ryan Eggold)’s doorstep after a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Suffering from both PTSD and physical wounds, unseen but devastating, Luke wants nothing more than to forget the war, but his veteran father (David James Elliott) won’t let him. At a local strip club, run by a ruthless killer (Fairuza Balk), Luke crosses paths with Michelle (Heather McComb) who leads him into a violent world every bit as dangerous and isolating as the brutality he desperately tried to leave behind in Afghanistan.

Co-star Fairuza Balk got her start in pictures over 30  years ago in the 1985 Disney movie Return To Oz. She was 11 years old.

In Return To Oz Dorothy has recently come home to Kansas from the Land of Oz abd is now almost back to perfect health since the incident of the tornado. However, she cannot get that wonderful place out of her head. She frequently talks about it and cannot get any sleep at night. Aunt Em worries about her health/well-being. Thinking that she is suffering delusional depression and acute insomnia, she decides to take her to see a special doctor in another town. While he tries to treat her with electroshock treatment and take those nasty dreams away from her head, she is rescued by a mysterious girl who leads her back to Oz for a new adventure.

The movie Return To Oz was a huge box office bomb for disappointment for Walt Disney Pictures and more or less ruined any chances Balk had for becoming a household name like the original Dorothy, Judy Garland. The film cost over $25 million to produce and took in less than $12 million at the box office.

Battle Scars Trailer

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Starring: Zane HoltzHeather McCombFairuza BalkDavid James ElliottRyan EggoldJamal WoolardKristen RentonAmy DavidsonEssence AtkinsCharles Michael Davis
Genres: DramaWar
Directed By: Danny Buday
Runtime: 94 minutes
Studio: Gravitas Ventures
MPAA Rating Unrated