The love of a dog helps to bring an emotionally wounded marine all the way home in the new Hallmark Movie Channel original movie, Duke.
Based on true events, the heart-tugging tale centers on Marine Sergeant Terry Pulaski, who faces a battle with his personal demons when he returns from Iraq with both an injured body and a scarred soul.
Feeling that his presence only hinders his family, Pulaski leaves his wife and daughter for a lonely existence which is softened over the years by Duke, the former stray who understands his suffering.
When an ailing an aging Duke requires immediate veterinary attention, fate steps in to link Pulaski with his loved ones once again when Duke premieres on the Hallmark Movie Channel on April 28th at 8/7c. (If you miss the premiere, don’t worry– you won’t be in the doghouse! Duke will air again on April 29th as well as May 4th, 5th and 18th.)
Duke‘s cast includes Steven Weber (Wings, Brothers and Sisters), Sarah Smyth (50/50), Allison Hossak (Supernatural, Kingdom Hospital) and Zeek and Tanner, two talented tail-waggers who provide the movie with its title. Zeek, a 10-month-old Border Collie, captured the hearts of his co-stars during the production of the TV presentation:
Photo Credit: Hallmark Movie Channel