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War Pigs (2015)

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A rag tag unit of misfits known as the War Pigs must go behind enemy lines to exterminate Nazis by any means necessary.

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Ryan Little
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Goss ... Lieutenant Wosick
Dolph Lundgren ... Captain Picault
Chuck Liddell ... Sergeant McGreevy
Mickey Rourke ... Colonel Redding
Noah Segan ... August
Steven Luke ... Preacher
Ryan Kelley ... York
Jake Stormoen ... Frenchy
K.C. Clyde ... Moffatte
Apostolos Gliarmis ... Shank
Maclain Nelson ... Fritz
Blake Webb ... U.S. Soldier
Brock Richardes Brock Richardes ... French Farmer
Nate Harward Nate Harward ... Radio Operator
Loic Anthian Loic Anthian ... German Guard
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Disgraced World War 2 Army Captain Jack Wosick is given the opportunity for redemption when asked to lead a rag-tag unit of misfits known as the War Pigs on a secretmission to go behind enemy lines to uncover and capture a Nazi developed Super Weapon the V3, a massive artillery canon that would give the Nazis an insurmountable advantage against the Allies. With the help of Captain Hans Picault, a German Anti-Nazi serving with the French Foreign Legion and Colonel AJ Redding, a battle hardened WW1 veteran, Jack must train, lead and earn the respect of his new squad to become a functioning reconnaissance unit. Written by VMI Worldwide

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Genres:

Action | Drama | War

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Rated R for bloody war violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A különleges alakulat See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Second film that Mickey Rourke and Dolph Lundgren did together after the first expendables. See more »

Goofs

CPT/LT Wosick is shown wearing airborne wings over a combat infantryman's badge (CIB) on his left breast pocket. This is NOT in accordance with US Army regulations which stipulates the wearing of the CIB over the airborne wings. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US version (87 minutes) is shorter than the European release (91 minutes). See more »

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Excruciatingly boring, it declares war of attrition on audience's patience.
24 July 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

Let's be honest, you saw the cast or description and thought this would be an action packed war movie. Sad to say, War Pigs is a slow trudging march of bad acting and unappealing script. Even the supposed big names like Mickey Rourke and Chuck Liddell only appear briefly and what little action it has is done without finesse.

Story follows Dolph Lundgren and Luke Goss as they assemble rag tag squad to overcome Nazi advances. This is practically the whole movie, they recruit some people, train them while creating bond of brotherhood. It may sound good if it had better material, yet the plot is barren and tedious. Be it may the actors or dialogues, neither are interesting.

War movie is tricky, it inherently has some expectations and emotions involved. Many movies with better cast and production have mixed result, War Pigs have none the polished delivery nor the gritty nature to pull off this kind of scale. It's simply a few men bantering for an hour and half. The subject may have been engaging, but the presentation offers barely any battle of wit or actual battle at all.

If the slow pace hasn't deterred the audience, the flimsy action would. With the leading action stars, the movie could have done at least action sequences right, instead it only produces a very amateurish effort. The camera lacks focus and gun fight doesn't even look remotely real. It probably wouldn't help much since the cumulative action is probably only ten minutes or less.

War Pigs certainly doesn't have the depth to present cerebral war theme, it lacks the production to capitalize on the action oriented cast and it's far from authentic to appeal to military fans. It only gives a sense of desolation and tediousness for the audience.


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