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War Dogs (2016)

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Loosely based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a three hundred million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... David Packouz
... Security Guard
Gregg Weiner ... Massage Client
... Singer at Hilldale Home
... Hilldale Home Manager
... Rosen
... Rabbi
... Efraim Diveroli
... Drug Dealer
... Drug Dealer (as Damion Johnson)
Bethuel Fletcher ... Drug Dealer
... Iz
... Ralph Slutsky
... Club Girl
... 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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Hustling their way to 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)  »

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Arms and the Dudes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,685,305, 19 August 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,017,433, 16 October 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David Packouz is four years older than Efraim Diveroli. In reality, Jonah Hill is four years older than Miles Teller. See more »

Goofs

According to the talk show David is watching the night Iz tells him she's pregnant, it is late February 2005 and she said she conceived "a few weeks ago." Later in the film, a check given to Ralph is dated mid-September 2005, which is roughly 8 months later, but a few moments later in the film when Iz discovers David is selling guns instead of sheets, she says she's only 5 months pregnant. See more »

Quotes

Henry Girard: I'm not a bad man, but in certain situations, I have to ask myself: "What would a bad man do?"
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The Last Drive Home
from First Snow (2006)
Written by Cliff Martinez and Randy Miller (as Randy Alan Miller)
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Wolf of wall street meets Lord Of war
27 August 2016 | by 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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