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War Dogs (2016)

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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)
Bethuel Fletcher ...
Drug Dealer
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Iz
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Club Girl
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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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An 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)  »

Also Known As:

Arms and the Dudes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,685,305 (USA) (19 August 2016)

Gross:

$43,017,433 (USA) (16 October 2016)
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Trivia

War Dogs (2016) reportedly exaggerates the extent to which the two young men were physically in perilous situations abroad. Though Packouz and Diveroli dealt in danger, they mostly did it behind a computer screen. See more »

Goofs

In the chase scene in Iraq when the smuggler enters the truck, the back of the truck seems fairly empty aside from some crates stacked against the cab. A moment later when they are celebrating being rescued by the American army, the crates are against the back of the truck, which make the truck seem full. 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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Featured in War Dogs: Access Granted (2016) See more »

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Funk #49
Written by Joe Walsh (as Joseph Walsh), Dale Peters and Jim Fox (as James Fox)
Performed by James Gang (as The James Gang)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A success story that makes you think and reflect
1 September 2016 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a message therapist who goes broke because his business venture of selling luxury bed sheets does not work out. He is recruited by his childhood friend to make big money by bidding on military contracts.

"War Dogs" touches on a mysterious aspect of the world which is not often talked about. Therefore, the story is already intriguing, and I want to find out what happens to the two guys. What they do might seem questionable to some, and their subsequent success gives much food for thought. The ending makes you think and reflect on the fine line between right and wrong; and how people can get caught up in their successes. Another god aspect is that despite the subject matter, the story manages to be funny yet still remains dramatic enough to be taken seriously. I enjoyed watching it.


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