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It was only a matter of time before someone remade Three Kings. Admittedly, this isn't technically a remake of anything since it's a pretty different story but the concept is the same: a group of military guys break all the rules to make themselves rich.


Co-written by Richard Wenk and Luc Besson, American Renegades unfolds in 1995 Bosnia with a team of Navy SEALS who decide they're going to dive into a Bosnian Lake, in the middle of a war, to recover $300 million dollars in gold stolen by the Nazi's during WWII and thought to be submerged in a town which was purposefully flooded.


Basically, it's just a lot of backstory to set-up a bunch of military guys trying to get rich during a war.


American Renegades stars Sullivan Stapleton, Charlie Bewley and J.K. Simmons who seems happy to chew up the scenery.




The fact that what is essentially a heist movie unfolds with the Bosnian war in the background is a little troubling but the trailer is a work of great editing and I found myself totally on board with the movie. The fact it doesn't take itself too seriously certainly helps.


American Renegades opens in theatres December 21 with a VOD release to follow on December 25.



Recommended Release: Three Kings


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PW (1 month ago) Reply

3 Kings wasnt the first military heist movie. Kelly's Heroes was decades before 3 Kings.

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Marina (1 month ago) Reply

And I'm sure there have been others since. I've just not seen any of them!

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urgh (1 month ago) Reply

look shi*e

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Schmeckie (3 weeks ago) Reply

Could'a swore I've already seen this movie on Netflix (or maybe it was Show Box? ????). It was very entertaining from what I remember.


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