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The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022, D: Farrelly) S: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe



An impossible journey, all in the name of friendship. Based on a true story, The Greatest Beer Run Ever premieres September 30 in theaters and streaming on Apple TV+.

Chickie (Zac Efron) wants to support his friends fighting in Vietnam, so he does something wildópersonally bring them American beer. What starts as a well-meaning journey quickly changes Chickieís life and perspective. Based on a true story.

Also starring Russell Crowe, Jake Picking, Will Ropp, Kyle Allen, Archie Renaux, and Bill Murray as "The Colonel.

Hailing from Skydance Media, screenplay is adapted by Peter Farrelly, Brian Currie and Pete Jones, and is based on the book The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty and War, by Joanna Molloy and John ďChickieĒ Donohue. Peter Farrelly as Director. Producers are David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger on behalf of Skydance, with Andrew Muscato and Jake Myers. The book/source material became a New York Times best seller when it was published in 2020 and generated stories of this journey across a wide spectrum of media and news programming.
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Re: The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022, D: Farrelly) S: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe

This has been on my radar for a while. I'm one of the few who really enjoyed Green Book and have had an eye on this story. Been waiting ages for a trailer to drop. Glad one has, though it probably spoils too much. Looks pretty good, but I'm sure everyone is just going to focus on Zac Efron's questionable Boston accent.
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Chickie (Zac Efron) wants to support his friends fighting in Vietnam, so he does something wild—personally bring them American beer.
How cruel.
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Re: The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022, D: Farrelly) S: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe

Part of this movie was filmed in Thailand. I saw photos online of Crowe touring Bangkok a year or so ago when this was filmed. I assume Thailand is a stand-in for Vietnam.
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Re: The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022, D: Farrelly) S: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe

I wonder how much screen time Bill Murray will get in this. Enjoy it folks, because I have a feeling people are not gonna cast him anymore m.
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Re: The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022, D: Farrelly) S: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe

Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the..._beer_run_ever
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Re: The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022, D: Farrelly) S: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe

^ Not great but Iím a fan of Efron so Iíll still check it out regardless.
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Re: The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022, D: Farrelly) S: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe

This movie is supposedly the Regal $5 mystery movie tonight. But it drops on Apple TV plus Friday.

I’m not so sure I want to go now tonight.
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Re: The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022, D: Farrelly) S: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe

I went to the $5 mystery movie at Regal tonight and this was the movie they played. Itís fine, because this isnít the type of movie I would have sought out. Regardless, I thought it was good. Zac Efron wonít win any acting awards. His accent was supposedly New York, however. Not Boston. But regardless, the movie showed the senselessness of Vietnam and touched on a lot of issues like the press and how they report.

Bill Murray didnít have a ton of screen time. Maybe 10 minutes at the most. For once, I enjoyed Russell Croweís performance. But, yeah, I think itís worth a watch and had a lot of heart.
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Re: The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022, D: Farrelly) S: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe

I also saw this tonight as the $5 Mystery movie. I read on Twitter a lot of people were mad this was the title and it wasn't something more bigger or sexier and refunded their tickets.

I thought it was actually pretty good. It starts out kind of light and fun and had some laughs. Once things moved over to Vietnam, it takes a much darker and serious turn. Russell Crowe is basically in 1 scene in the 1st hour. He plays a war photographer. But, he returns for the last 45 minutes or so and is a pretty integral character. This whole plan that Efron's character Chickie came up with is so ridiculous and unbelievable along with all shit he got away with. But, it turned out to be a pretty riveting watch, especially in the final act. Nobody walked out of my showing when the movie started playing.

I think it's worth a watch on Apple this weekend, especially if you're a fan of Farrelly's other movie The Green Book.
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Re: The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022, D: Farrelly) S: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe

I thought this was really well done and well paced. I recommend it.
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Wife and I watched this last night. Super fun movie. Really nothing to complain about. Maybe could have shaved off 10 or so min but that’s about it. Crowe’s part was smaller than I expected but it turns out his character was completely made up for the movie.
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What an unexpectedly charming good movie. I donít know how much is actually truth since there was some hairy moments that no civilian good survive. Efron was just great. Aside from the stupid Brooklyn accents, of which Efron lost half way through movie, this was surprisingly fun.
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Re: The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022, D: Farrelly) S: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe

Oh, and i donít what the fuss over piss warm beer is for? 😜
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Re: The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022, D: Farrelly) S: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe

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Oh, and i donít what the fuss over piss warm beer is for? 😜
A warm beer is still cooler than no beer, but as a German I know American beer is the first successful try to dilute water, so I'm not sure if no beer is actually better.
I did expect something a little bit diffrent, the movie being more light hearted through out, but that changed when Efron's character visited his 2nd friend. I thin the movie reached its goal to be critical of war in general, without becoming preachy and the represenation of war in the media and the reception of it.

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Re: The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022, D: Farrelly) S: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe

This is definitely the kind of movie that would have flourished on cable back in the day. Think that's one thing I miss with these non-theatrical movies is their audience doesn't seem to really expand as much, as stumbling onto a movie is still a better mode of discovery than having to hunt it down on a service and specifically start it.
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Re: The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022, D: Farrelly) S: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe

Not a huge Effron fan but probably this could have been the best film he has done in his career

It picked up when Crowe came in and they were dodging bullets in the streets which was a really intense scene.

I wish Hollywood would do more movies like this like.
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
Not a huge Effron fan but probably this could have been the best film he has done in his career
For me, this honor goes to Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Beer Run is a close 2nd.

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