VFW (2019)


Introduction

A 2019 action horror film by director Joe Begos.

Outline

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.

What is VFW?

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, formally the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, is an organisation of US war veterans, who, as military service members fought in wars, campaigns, and expeditions on foreign land, waters, or airspace.

Cast

  • 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.

Trivia

  • 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.
  • On the list of features seen above the cinema, one of them is called “Bliss”. This is a reference to Begos’ previous film.
  • Although it is never spoken onscreen, Walter’s army jacket- and the end credits- indicate that his surname is “Reed,” a reference to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, one of the United States’ most prominent military hospitals.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Joe Begos.
  • Producer(s): Max Brallier, Bobby Campbell, Danielle Cox, Jonathan Deckter, Ted DeFeo, Adam Donaghey, Charlie Dorfman, Brian E. Dutton, Josh Ethier, David Gilbery, Marc Hofstatter, Noah Lang, Stephen Lang, Matthew McArdle, Xander McCabe, Phil Nobile Jr., Amanda Presmyk, Jesica Safavimehr, Dallas Sonnier, and Rachel C. Wilson.
  • Writer(s): Max Brallier and Matthew McArdle.
  • Music: Steve Moore.
  • Cinematography: Mike Testin.
  • Editor(s): Josh Ehtier.
  • Production: Fangoria.
  • Distributor(s): Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Capelight Pictures, Dazzler Media, Front Row Filmed Entertainment. RLJE Films, and Umbrella Enterrtainment.
  • Release Date: 21 September 2019 (Fantastic Fest).
  • Running time: 92 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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