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The Greatest Beer Run Ever

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The Greatest Beer Run Ever
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Peter Farrelly
Release Date 2022
Language English
Studio Apple Original Films

Skydance Media
Living Films

Distributor Apple Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
John "Chickie" Donohue Zac Efron
Arthur Coates Russell Crowe
Tommy Minogue Will Hochman
The Colonel Bill Murray

The Greatest Beer Run Ever is a 2022 biographical war comedy drama directed and co-written by Peter Farrelly (Green Book), based on the book of the same name by John "Chickie" Donohue and Joanna Molloy. Zac Efron stars in the film as Donohue, a young veteran who in 1967 sneaks into Southeast Asia in order to deliver some beer to his friends who are serving with the military at the height of the Vietnam War. The film's cast includes Russell Crowe, Will Hochman and Bill Murray. The film, which was based on actual events, premiered in the US on September 30, 2022, on the streaming service Apple TV+.

The following weapons were used in the film The Greatest Beer Run Ever:




The M16A1 appears in the film as the standard-issue rifle of most of the US soldiers in Vietnam.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
The rifle seen on the left appears to be an M16A1.

M16 (SP1)

Some of the soldiers in the film appear to carry the M16 (SP1) rifle noted by its "slab-side" receiver.

M16 (SP1) fitted with A1-style birdcage flash-hider (to imitate the M16A1) and 30-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
The weapon seen appears to be an M16 (SP1) rifle, as noted by its "slab-side" receiver.

MGC Replica M16

In the scenes where blank-firing weapons were not needed, the US soldiers in Vietnam are seen carrying MGC M16 replica rifles.

The rifle seen on the left appears to be an MGC M16.


AK-47 rifles are seen used by Viet Cong fighters.

AK-47 Type II - 7.62x39mm
Arthur takes a photograph of a dead VC fighter with an AK-47 on the ground.


Browning Hi-Power

A CIA officer is armed with what appears to be a Browning Hi-Power while searching the jungle for Chickie. Note the tangent rear site.

First version of the Browning Hi-Power, known as the FN P-35 - 9x19mm
A CIA officer holds a pistol.
A CIA officer with holstered pistol.


A sergeant hands Chickie an M1911A1 for self defense, which is quickly taken away from him.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Chickie holds the M1911A1.

Machine Guns


The M60 machine gun is seen mounted on US jeeps.

M60 GPMG - 7.62x51mm NATO
The M60 is seen mounted on a US jeep on the left.


M79 Grenade Launcher

The M79 grenade launcher is used by US soldiers in Vietnam.

M79 grenade launcher - 40mm
A soldier in Vietnam uses his M79 grenade launcher to launch a flare.


The poster for the film shows UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, which are anachronistic for the time period of the movie.

Note the anachronistic UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

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