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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Todd Phillips

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Stephen Chin (screenplay), Todd Phillips (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Teller ... David Packouz
Steve Lantz ... Security Guard
Gregg Weiner Gregg Weiner ... Massage Client
David Packouz David Packouz ... Singer at Hilldale Home
Eddie Jemison ... Hilldale Home Manager
Julian Sergi ... Rosen
Daniel Berson ... Rabbi
Jonah Hill ... Efraim Diveroli
Edson Jean ... Drug Dealer
Daimion Johnson Daimion Johnson ... Drug Dealer (as Damion Johnson)
Bethuel Fletcher Bethuel Fletcher ... Drug Dealer
Ana de Armas ... Iz
Kevin Pollak ... Ralph Slutsky
Gabriela Alvarez Gabriela Alvarez ... Club Girl
Dan Bilzerian ... Dan Bilzerian
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Storyline

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.

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An American dream. See more »


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

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Trivia

When David and Efraim learn that the Beretta shipment is stuck in Jordan, Efraim tries to placate Captain Santos by offering a shipment of the "Corvus TP19". Captain Santos derides the gun, saying it's "Brazilian and it's shit". The "TP19" is likely a veiled reference to the Taurus PT92, a Brazilian made copy of the Beretta 92, typically sold at lower prices. See more »

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Although they removed all the Chinese packaging, the bullet casing head-stamps would still give away the country of origin. See more »

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News Anchor: Now to the question that has no clear answer. How did two twenty-something young men land a three-hundred-million-dollar Pentagon contract?
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What Up Gangsta
Written by 50 Cent (as Curtis Jackson) and Rob Tewlow (as Robert Tewlow)
Performed by 50 Cent
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Wolf of wall street meets Lord Of war
27 August 2016 | by monismilan06See 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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Country:

USA | Cambodia | Romania

Language:

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Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,685,305, 21 August 2016

Gross USA:

$43,034,523

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,234,523
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