War Dogs

War Dogs

DVD - 2016
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Two friends in their early twenties 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.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment, [2016]
Edition: Rental edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: DVD COMEDY War
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,surround,Dolby audio 5.1
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: War dogs (Motion picture)

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MichelleinBallard
May 10, 2018

It's interesting that the film makers choose to highlight the Jewishness of the film's protagonists, as in the film *Triple 9*.

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COURIER3
Apr 23, 2018

Interesting story line. Too many "F" bombs. Did not recognize Jonah Hill at first. He has turned into a whale. Credits say some of story factual.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Apr 16, 2018

These movies (strike-it-rich, exciting sort of based-on-true-story stuff) are good. I also thought Miles Teller + Jonah Hill combo was stellar and could easily carry probably any film that could cast them both together. (Watching Jonah Hill make his entrance into this movie was thoroughly funny for me, and his character is also funny in that he very-well embodies that overly cocky friend I think we've all encountered in some way.) Movie was thoroughly entertaining, though in the end not a mindbogglingly awesome experience or anything. Just solid. Emotionally, I am always sad to see men mistreat or neglect their girlfriends or wives just because they struck it rich and they are lusting for the money, power, and sex. Do the right thing boys: your wife and kid are worth way more than any amount of money.

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Nooksack20
Mar 30, 2018

Ridiculous farce.

Much better than I was expecting. Since Todd Phillips produces, directs and assists with the screenplay I thought I was in for THE HANGOVER meets GREEN ZONE. Instead it is a cogent, if heavily stylized and glamorized and Hollywoodized, take on the lifeblood of the American economy, the arms trade.

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lavasushi
Feb 18, 2018

What a sleazy, money talks, no honor film. I couldn’t relate to either character, but Efraim (Jonah Hill) was irredeemable. The International arms black market which ignores the brutality of the world they capitalized on is gross. But, since it is “based” on a true story, I became familiar with the putrid underbelly of arms dealing.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

Well done movie. Kind of reminds me of Lord of War.

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cowflop
Aug 02, 2017

I agree with DaveM ... it didn't care for the content but it was well done ... although I did get a few more laughs than he did, perhaps :D

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davem753
Jul 18, 2017

Although I thought this was a good movie - well worth viewing - it is not a comedy, despite being listed as such. I think Jonah Hill's performance in this movie shows just how good an actor he is. In other movies he has convincingly played gentle, caring characters. In this movie, his character is the polar opposite, and Hill pulls it off masterfully.

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Miller1114
Jun 28, 2017

If the disclaimer wasn't announced that this is based on a real story I would have laughed this off. Very scary to think that ordinary citizens can get in on arms dealing and make millions from it. Cheaters will always find that loophole.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

David Packouz: [Narrating] They called guys like us war dogs. Bottom feeders who make money off of war without ever stepping foot on the battlefield. It was supposed to be derogatory, but... we kind of liked it.

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jimg2000
Apr 01, 2017

What do you know about war? They'll tell you it's about patriotism, democracy or some shxt about the other guy
hating our freedom. But you want to know what it's really about? What do you see? A kid from Arkansas doing his patriotic duty to defend his country? I see a helmet, fire-retardant gloves, body armor, and an M16. I see $17,500. That's what it costs to outfit one American soldier. Over two million soldiers fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. It cost the American taxpayer $4. 5 billion each year just to pay the air conditioning bills for those wars.
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Have you ever seen the skin on an 82-year-old man? Have you ever felt it?
-Yeah. Actually, I'm a certified massage therapist and a lot of my clients are elderly.
Then you should know. These sheets, it would be like wrapping a lizard in cashmere. Would you do that?
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And that's what war is really about.
War is an economy.
Anybody who tells you otherwise
is either in on it or stupid.

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jimg2000
Apr 01, 2017

Look at the bright side. For once, the American taxpayer is getting a good deal on a defense contract.
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Six months ago, I was a massage therapist in Miami Beach. And now, here I was, driving a truckload of guns
through the Iraqi desert with my best friend from junior high.
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Fed Biz Opps stands for Federal Business Opportunities. Think eBay, but for war. (This is a real web site!)
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They spent decades preparing for a Western invasion that never came. ... That country is one giant arsenal.Albania is most armed country in the world.
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Vegas X is where military and manufacturers come together to unveil the latest in warfare. It's like Comic-Con with grenades. (Apparently a real confab, AKA Army Navy Military Expo -- ANMEXPO
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Crazy, right? $12.2 billion. It's all seized from the godfather himself.
-You guys call Saddam Hussein the godfather?
Look at all this cash, bro. What would you call him?
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You drove these? ... Through the Triangle of Death?

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jimg2000
Apr 01, 2017

We were never best friends. You were just playing the part of my best friend.
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There is no table of contents in the Book of Life. We don't know if we're at the beginning of a new chapter, or the end of a story. Which is why we must be grateful every time the page turns.
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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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Congress called the Afghanistan contract a case study in all that is wrong with the government's procurement process.
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It's 100 million rounds of ammunition.
-Understood. But how many actual crates?
We have 68,520 crates.
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We were trading heavy wooden crates for light cardboard boxes. Eight ounce tins for plastic bags. ... we would lighten our overall load by 180 tons.(This is the cleverest line in the entire movie!)

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