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VFW (2019)

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A group of war veterans must defend their local VFW post and an innocent teen against a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants.


Joe Begos


Max Brallier (co-writer), Matthew McArdle (co-writer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Lang ... Fred Parras
William Sadler ... Walter Reed
Fred Williamson ... Abe Hawkins
Martin Kove ... Lou Clayton
David Patrick Kelly ... Doug McCarthy
George Wendt ... Thomas Zabriski
Tom Williamson ... Shawn Mason
Sierra McCormick ... Lizard
Travis Hammer ... Boz
Dora Madison ... Gutter
Josh Ethier ... Tank
Graham Skipper ... Roadie
Linnea Wilson ... Lucy
Jesse Kove ... Ravenous Hyper
Brandon Potter ... Penthouse Hyper


A group of war veterans must defend their local VFW post and an innocent teen against a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants.

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Release Date:

14 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

VFW See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA

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Fangoria See more »
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Did You Know?


The interiors of the VFW post were shot on location at a real VFW hall in Grand Prairie, Texas (specifically Post #2494). Several of the hall's real veterans appear as extras in the bar during the opening scenes. See more »


The large flag inside the VFW post was displayed incorrectly. When hung against a wall, whether horizontally or vertically, the union (the blue part) should always be in the upper left corner as viewed. See more »

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Beathes fresh air into the Grindhouse genre. Solid gory thriller with some bad lighting n cinematography.
14 February 2020 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

Saw this without watching the trailer n was pleasantly surprised. The poster with the old fellas with various weapons in their hands were sufficient to entice me into seeing this film.

We have Martin Kove, Stephen Lang, William Sadler, David Patrick Kelly, Fred Williamson n George Wendt.

The plot has been done umpteenth no of times but that shud not deter u from seeing this transgressively violent n deeply '70s style thriller.

The film's pacing is taut, performances r good, the gore is over the top and the only drawback is the film's lighting and cinematography, maybe the budget, but then again this shud not deter u from seeing this film.

Some of the scenes r purposely grimy with a worn-out look. Few attack scenes r shot in a very fast forward way with bad lighting which makes it hard to distinguish what's happening. The gore effects, the camaraderie between the oldies, taut pacing n the action compensates the minor flaws.

Fans of Rio Bravo, Night Of The Living Dead, Assault On Precinct 13, Straw Dogs, Cyborg n Mulberry St. will definitely enjoy this low budget gem.

P.S. Watch out for the antlers kill scene n the knee to face smashing one. By the way William Sadler needs to lose some weight n his puffy face but it was good to see him in a major role, that too with a chainsaw n driving Deuce and a Half straight into the enemy's face.

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