In 2005, David Packouz lives in Miami, Florida, working as a massage therapist and living with his girlfriend Iz. Desiring an additional source of income, David spends his life savings on high-quality Egyptian cotton sheets, planning to sell them to Miami retirement homes, but this venture fails to produce results. At a funeral for a friend, David runs into his high school best friend Efraim Diveroli, who had moved to Los Angeles some years prior to work with his uncle selling guns. Efraim has left his uncle and formed his own company, AEY, which fills orders for arms placed by the US government due to the ongoing war in Iraq. David's life takes another turn when his girlfriend informs him that she is pregnant. Efraim offers him a job at AEY, and even though David and Iz both vehemently oppose the war, David eventually agrees, telling his girlfriend that he has begun selling his cotton sheets to the US government through Efraim's contacts..
Director Todd Phillips (born 1970), Jonah Hill (born 1983), and the real-life Efraim Diveroli (born 1985) all share the same birthday, December 20. See more »
While it is true that AYE, Inc. did win a contract to deliver Beretta pistols for US forces in Iraq, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli did not transport the guns by truck from Jordan to Iraq. In fact they failed to deliver the guns and defaulted on the contract. See more »
[while cutting through the line at the airport in Jordan with David]
Sorry. Don't worry, I have to go first, I'm American.
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Red Red Wine
Written by Neil Diamond
Performed by UB40
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
Better than I expected.
War Dogs is based on a true story where two twenty somethings sell arms back to the US government. Jonah Hill and Mills Teller put up a great performance, they made the story very appealing. The storyline had plenty of connections with Scarface, from locations to tag lines. It was a good movie with a great cast. Definitely worth watching.
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