By Donny O'MALLEY, Braden SMITH

VET TV - as DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline / PROD

Fantasy - Completed 2017

A warriors fantasy, told with a sense of humor that only warriors could understand. Everyone else should look away.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Black comedy
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Donny O'MALLEY, Braden SMITH
    • Writer(s)
    • Donny O'MALLEY
    • Producer(s)
    • Donny O'MALLEY (VET Tv)
    • Synopsis
    • On a remote patrol base in Helmand Province of Afghanistan in 2008, Marine Lieutenant Vinny Murphy (Donny O’Malley) fights to protect his Marines from the local insurgents and his self-serving Commander, Captain Berry (Michael Drake Krueger). Lieutenant Murphy’s hostility towards Captain Berry reaches a tipping point when he forcefully requests the platoon to do a battle damage assessment (BDA) through a known minefield. Time and time again, Lieutenant Murphy fantasizes about killing Captain Berry as every ill-advised order dictated is an obvious attempt to advance his career and cover his incompetence. Lieutenant Murphy reaches a crossroads when the ambush of his Marines is the result of a careless order issued by Captain Berry behind his back. As the ambush continues and Captain Berry experiences warfare for the first time, Lieutenant Murphy is left with an important decision to make.

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      For the entire film, O'Malley and his co-stars make light of the darkest situations, joke about the realities of war, and vent internally and externally about the boneheaded decisions made by superior officers, especially the Commanding Officer, Captain Berry, played by Michael Drake Krueger. No segment of life on the front lines is sacred as A GRUNT'S LIFE takes dark and irreverent comedic jabs at the rules of war, insurgents, suicide bombers, war crimes, the monotony of war, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), strange and bizarre human war trophies, necrophilia, masturbation, and any other taboo subject that might happen while at war.

      If you like this kind of humor, check out VET Tv. We stream military humor through our subscription-based service. 60+ hours now available on our website or via our mobile apps. Hollywood creates movies and TV shows about the military for the civilian population. VET Tv creates TV shows FOR veterans, we make stuff that makes us feel like we’re back in the barracks, stuff that makes us feel like we’re not the only twisted minds in the world.