Sgt. Will Gardner tells the story about Iraq War veteran Will Gardner (Max Martini) who is suffering from a traumatic brain injury(TBI) he sustained during a bombing of him and his platoon while in combat. His injuries make it difficult for him to reintegrate into society. After a series of setbacks, he embarks on a spirited motorcycle journey across America with the goal to reunite with his son and along his journey, he tries to pick up the pieces of a life he's lost since returning from combat. His PTSD causes frequent flashbacks to the Iraq War which he survives by having frequent conversations with Sam (Omari Hardwick), his best friend and war buddy.

  • Pre-show and trailers run for approximately 20 minutes before the movie starts.1 hr 38 minNR
  • Jan 11, 2019
  • Drama

Cast & Crew

  • Max Martini

    Max MartiniActor

    Maximilian Carlo Martini was born in Woodstock, New York, to an Italian father and an American mother. He is a citizen of the United States, Canada, and Italy. His parents were involved in the arts and instilled in him an appreciation for all things creative. After moving around a bit as a child, he made his way back to New York City and began to study acting. Starting out at the Neighborhood Playhouse he did the majority of his training with 'Michael Howard' in Manhattan. He then took a break from acting to focus on his early love of fine art, attending the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and receiving a BFA in painting and sculpture. After completing college, Martini began to work steadily in both film and television projects. His film roles were sharing the screen with Tom Hanks and Matt Damon in Saving Private Ryan (1998) as "Cpl Fred Henderson", Ryan's commanding officer who helped "Captain Miller" (Hanks) and his men in the brutal final shootout of the film; and also had roles in some smaller independent films, working with Calista Flockhart in Pictures of Baby Jane Doe (1995), Chris Penn and Jeffrey Wright in Cement (2000) and in the 2000 Sundance Film Festival favorite, Backroads (2000). He also took on a lead role in the Steven Spielberg Emmy-nominated 20 hour mini-series Taken (2002) and has a recurring role with Kiefer Sutherland as "Agent Steve Goodrich" on Fox's Emmy-nominated 2nd season of 24 (2001). Other television work includes series regular roles on John Sacret Young's Level 9 (2000), Chris Carter's Harsh Realm (1999) and recurring roles on Breaking News (2002), and the award-winning Canadian series, Da Vinci's Inquest (1998). His other notable film roles include John Dahl's The Great Raid (2005) in which Martini co-starred with Joseph Fiennes. He was also seen opposite Jodie Foster in Robert Zemeckis' Contact (1997). One of his latest starring roles is in the Universal Studios trilogy, beginning with Fifty Shades of Grey (2015). Martini recently acted alongside Tom Hanks in the Paul Greengrass-directed, Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated film 'Captain Phillips'. In April of 2014 Martini will appear in David Ayer's 'Sabotage'. Additionally, Martini, recognized for his work in both David Mamet's feature 'Redbelt' and his CBS series 'The Unit', can be found in Luc Besson's 'Colombiana'. In 2013, he also starred in Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' for Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers. Martini will soon star in Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), which is in the final stages of development. He has also co-starred in several TV movies, including Morgan Freeman's Mutiny (1999) and Francis Ford Coppola's Another Day (2001). He has made many memorable guest-star turns on popular series. Martini is active in the theatre, having co-founded "Theatre North Collaborative" in New York City, a theatre company of American and Canadian actors dedicated solely to producing new works from both sides of the border. Max has recently been filming CBS's The Unit (2006), created by David Mamet and produced by Shawn Ryan of The Shield (2002). He has also written a film, Desert Son (1999), which he co-directed with his younger brother, Christopher Martini and was costume-designed by his sister Michelle Martini. Martini, his wife Kim Restell and their two boys spend their time between their home in Los Angeles and their horse ranch out of town.
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  • OMARI HARDWICK

    OMARI HARDWICKActor

    Omari Latif Hardwick was born in Savannah, Georgia, to Joyce (Johnson) and Clifford Hardwick III, and grew up in Decatur, GA. His parents gave him a name to set a precedent, "Omari" meaning "most high," and "Latif" meaning "gentle." He shares, "I in no way believe that I am the highest or most high, but I feel like my name gives me something to strive for." Growing up, sports were Hardwick's world, but early on he knew he had a passion for the arts. By the age of fourteen, Hardwick was writing poetry on a regular basis, a passion he would carry with him into adulthood. In high school, he excelled at basketball, baseball, and football, and went on to play football at the University of Georgia. Although a star on the field, Hardwick never gave up his passion for acting, and minored in theatre in college. He shares, "I hugely attribute sports to my success in entertainment business. Being on the field taught me dedication and discipline - I already came from a strict household when I was growing up, sports just took that to another level. Whenever I approach a set, I always feel as though the cast, crew, director, are all part of a team. I have always married athletics and art, two huge parts of my life." After graduation, Hardwick relocated to San Diego for a spot on the San Diego Chargers (NFL) however a knee injury cut his football career short. He decided to revisit his original passion for acting, and moved to New York to study his craft more extensively. In New York, Hardwick studied off Broadway until 2000, when he made the move to Los Angeles. As a struggling actor, he worked odd jobs to pay for acting classes, however the security gigs and substitute teaching at times were not enough to make ends meet, and at one point he lived out of his car. Hardwick shares, "what is so crazy, is that where I presently shoot my series 'Dark Blue,' is where I lived in my car when I first moved to Los Angeles. It is surreal at times." Hardwick's first big break came in 2003, when he was cast in his first major role as a series regular in Spike Lee's Sucker Free City (2004). Two years later, he landed the feature The Guardian (2006) and TNT's Saved (2006) - both of which he booked within a three-week span in 2005. He notes, "I felt like I had arrived when I went back to one of my odd jobs that had let me go several years prior, and I looked out over Sunset Boulevard right next to the Chateau Marmont, and saw myself plastered on a billboard overlooking the city. I had to break down a little at that point, it was a big moment for me." Throughout 2007 - 2009 Hardwick worked on various projects, including guest starring on several television series, and filming several movies including Summit Entertainment's Next Day Air (2009) and Touchstone Picture's Miracle at St. Anna (2008). In 2008 he landed the role of "Ty Curtis" on the TNT series Dark Blue (2009). Season 1 aired throughout 2009. In addition to acting, Hardwick is a founding member of Plan B Inc. Theater Group, and a co-founder of Los Angeles Actor's Lounge. He has big plans for his production company, Bravelife, in 2010 as well, and plans on expanding the company. Hardwick also continues to work on his poetry, and has written over 4,000 poems.
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  • LILY RABE

    LILY RABEActor

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    Elisabeth RohmActor

  • ROBERT PATRICK

    ROBERT PATRICKActor

  • STUART MARGOLIN

    STUART MARGOLINActor

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