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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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Rabbi
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Drug Dealer
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Drug Dealer (as Damion Johnson)
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Iz
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Dan Bilzerian
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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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Rated R for language throughout, drug use and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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19 August 2016 (USA)  »

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Arms and the Dudes  »

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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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The Las Vegas gun convention David and Efraim attend is based on two real-life firearm conventions. Shot Show is a gun convention held in Las Vegas every year. The tanks, missiles, and equipment seen in the movie are at IDEX in Abu Dhabi - UAE. See more »

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According to news and talk shows seen on David's television the day before and after he started working for Efraim, it was late Feburary 2005. In voiceover, he states that he learned the business over the next six weeks, which would advance the story to mid-April 2005, but in a montage of him learning how to use the federal website, the synopsis for the Beretta webpage is dated in March 2006. See more »

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Efraim Diveroli: All the money is made between the lines.
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What Is Love? (Single Mix)
Written by John Eichendorff (as Dee Dee Halligan) and Junior Torello
Performed by Haddaway
Courtesy of Razor & Tie
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Eye opening - very interesting and funny look at arms dealing
1 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story is eye opening, relevant and very clearly told with a humorous tone through the serious subject matter. This is based on a true story with some fictionalized elements to make it entertaining. A massage therapist links up with a childhood friend who is a small time arms dealer. Very interesting to get a look at the legal but morally questionable world of arms dealing. I thought this would be a juvenile buddy movie with a bit of war thrown in but it isn't.

Jonah Hill has some funny lines and he does a great job with the over the top character but he can be subtly sinister when he needs to be. Miles Teller plays his character sympathetically and I liked him here. Quite different from the rather annoying characters he usually plays. Bradley Cooper who produced the movie and has a small but pivotal role and he is effective as an arms dealer.

Quite a transporting experience as the action takes you from Miami to Jordan and Iraq with some funny situations there and Albania.

Watch this movie. It deserves to do better than it has so far.


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