August 19, 2016
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Todd Phillips
MPAA Rating: R (for language throughout, drug use and some sexual references)
Screenwriters: Todd Phillips, Jason Smilovic, Stephen C. Chin
Starring: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller
Copyright Holder: N/A
Based on a true story, “Arms & the Dudes” follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami during the Iraq War who 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 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.