Beloved Screen Veterans are Besieged War Veterans in Mayhem-Fueled VFW

Bust some heads with Stephen Lang, Bill Sadler, Fred Williamson, Martin Kove, David Patrick Kelly, George Wendt, and director Joe Begos

VFW hits Theaters and VOD on February 14.

VFW is a gritty throwback to the old urban decay action action movies of the late 70s and 80s, a time of leather-clad street punks, neon-soaked clubs, and grizzled tough guys. An old fashioned knuckle sandwich of a movie in the vein of Assault on Precinct 13 with a pulsing electronic score and a mean streak.

It’s Friday night and the regulars of the local VFW post, some of whom served in Vietnam together, are up to their usual routine — knocking back drinks, laughing it up, sharing war stories, and initiating a young active-duty newcomer (Tom Williamson). You probably know and love these guys from countless films since the 70s and 80s — Stephen Lang, William Sadler, Fred Williamson, Martin Kove, David Patrick Kelly, and George Wendt.

When a girl (Sierra McCormick) runs in chased by armed punks, instincts take over and the old dogs of war defend their bar — inadvertently igniting a war with the sprawling gang of murderpunks squatting in a drug pit across the street, who send wave after wave of attackers their way.

With little in the way of firearms, the soldiers dig in and gear up, fashioning weaponry with whatever they can find in the bar — I’m sure you can probably see where this is going.

VFW a lot of fun. A violent, visceral, Carpenteresque action-horror thrill ride, with some smashed faces, explosions, and a few laughs along the way — and a terrific cast at their gnarliest.

A/V Out.

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