In this military thriller, American soldier Jack Farmer (Luke Moran) is stationed overseas at Abu Ghraib, an Iraqi prison seized by U.S. armed forces. There, he is tasked with guarding the cell block where top-priority suspected terrorists are held, known as the Hard Site. A rookie to the Military Police, Jack is shown the ropes by a veteran guard (Sean Astin), who demonstrates how to control the prisoners by using violence and intimidation.
Boys of Abu Ghraib
The Truth Can be Torture
Coming to DVD April 15th
LOS ANGELES — April 1, 2014 — For Immediate Release — A forbidden friendship and a shocking truth are revealed in Boys of Abu Ghraib, available on VOD (released Feb. 25) and DVD (April 15) from Vertical Entertainment.
Based on shocking, real-life events that made headlines around the world following the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq …
In this military thriller, American soldier Jack Farmer (Luke Moran, Listen to Your Heart, Catch) is stationed overseas at Abu Ghraib, an Iraqi prison seized by U.S. armed forces. There, he is tasked with guarding the cell block where top-priority suspected terrorists are held, known as the Hard Site.
A rookie to the Military Police, Jack is shown the ropes by a veteran guard (Sean Astin, Lord of the Rings saga), who demonstrates how to control the prisoners by using violence and intimidation. But during his long, lonely shifts, Jack develops a secret bond with Ghazi (Omid Abtahi, Argo, Brothers), an English-speaking detainee.
Soon, Ghazi is subjected to harsh interrogations over his suspected involvement in building bombs with intent to kill innocent civilians. As the questioning progresses to torture, the forbidden friendship is revealed. Now, with his career and Ghazi’s life on the line, Jack must choose between loyalty to his country or his virtue.
From the executive producers of Blood Diamond and The Last Samurai, Boys of Abu Ghraib also stars Sara Paxton (The Inn Keepers, Superhero Movie), Michael Welch (of Twilight fame, CBS’ Joan of Arcadia) and John Heard (the Home Alone franchise).
Boys of Abu Ghraib is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 (1.78:1) and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound.
About Vertical Entertainment
Based in Santa Monica, Calif., Vertical Entertainment was founded in 2013 by entertainment industry veterans Rich Goldberg and Mitch Budin and has quickly become a notable force in indie film distribution for theatrical, television, DVD, VOD and digital platforms. With a focus on family fare and theatrical genre films with A-list casts in the $5-10 million budget range, the company plans to release up to 24 films a year. High-profile titles acquired to date include The Hot Flashes, starring Brooke Shields, Wanda Sykes, Virginia Madsen, Daryl Hannah, and Camryn Manheim; Scenic Route, starring Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler; Rushlights with Josh Henderson, Beau Bridges and Aidan Quinn; the animated Freedom Force, voiced by Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christopher Lloyd; and the 3-D animated film The Snow Queen, based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and produced by Timur Bekmambetov.
Boys of Abu Ghraib
Format: DVD & VOD
Running Time: Approx.104 Minutes
Suggested Retail Price: $20.99
VOD Release: February 25, 2014
DVD Pre-Order Date: March 18, 2014
DVD Street Date: April 15, 2014
Catalog #: 03123
UPC Code: #37117031238
April 9, 2014, 7:24 am - PR