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War Dogs (2016)

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Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

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Security Guard
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Massage Client
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Singer at Hilldale Home
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Hilldale Home Manager
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Rosen
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Rabbi
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Drug Dealer (as Damion Johnson)
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Ralph Slutsky
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Dan Bilzerian
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Storyline

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. Written by Warner Bros

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Money, corruption and the American dream See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | War

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Rated R for language throughout, drug use and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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19 August 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arms and the Dudes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,685,305 (USA) (19 August 2016)

Gross:

$43,017,433 (USA) (14 October 2016)
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Trivia

The beach sunset scene Efraim has adorning the wall of his office at AEY is yet another reference to Scarface. Frank Lopez had the same scene painted on the wall of his office. See more »

Goofs

In the chase scene in Iraq when the smuggler enters the truck, the back of the truck seems fairly empty aside from some crates stacked against the cab. A moment later when they are celebrating being rescued by the American army, the crates are against the back of the truck, which make the truck seem full. See more »

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David Packouz: [From the beginning of the film, as Miles Teller's character, David Packaouz, narrates over visuals of soldiers in war and as price figures of what a soldier's gear costs are displayed] What do you know about war? They'll tell you it's about patriotism, democracy... or some shit about the other guy hating our freedom. But you wanna know what it's really about? What do you see? A kid from Arkansas doing his patriotic duty to defend his country? I see a helmet, fire-retardant gloves, body armor ...
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Edited into Hollywood Express: Episode #14.34 (2016) See more »

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Carmen: L'Amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle (Habanera)
Written by Georges Bizet
Performed by Maria Callas/Orchestre National De La Radiodiffusion Française/Georges Prêtre
Courtesy of Warner Classics
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Wolf of wall street meets Lord Of war
27 August 2016 | by (Colombia) – See all my reviews

If you like wolf of wall street, I believe you are gonna like this movie too, even though it not have all the funny moments. The plot is similar a nice guy (Teller) find a way to make money doing stuff located on the line of legal and illegal. The music was well chosen for every scene, acting (specially from Hill and Cooper) was outstanding. On the contrary if you though that Wolf.. didn't show enough all the people who suffer from their actions, and that the movie glorifies bad actions and the eternal search for money, you will not like this movie. It all depends in the end of your personal standards of what can be made fun of, and what subjects are too controversial (in this case, war, guns and arms dealers) to have a good time with.


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