The Greatest Beer Run Ever: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

The Greatest Beer Run Ever is a biographical action comedy film about a man who travels from New York to Vietnam in 1967 to deliver beer to his childhood friends who are serving in the Army.

Release date

The Greatest Beer Run Ever will be released on Apple TV+ on September 30.

Cast & creators

  • Zac Efron
  • Bill Murray
  • Russell Crowe
  • Kyle Allen
  • Jake Picking
  • Archie Renaux

Directed by Peter Farrelly


“In 1967, John Donohue was a 26-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran working as a merchant seaman when he was challenged one night in a New York City bar. The men gathered had lost family and friends in the ongoing war in Vietnam. One friend proposed an idea many might deem preposterous: one of them should sneak into Vietnam, track down their buddies in combat, and give each of them messages of support from back home, maybe some laughs, and beer.”

Other details

A novel of the same name served as the inspiration for the film. It is a memoir about the eight weeks that John “Chick” Donohue spent in Vietnam bringing beer to his pals and other soldiers who were engaged in combat.


A speech about the young men and their bravery who are fighting the war in Vietnam motivates Chickie, a lazy slacker. Taking something said in passing seriously, he gets encouraged and goes to deliver beer to his friends who are in the war. He sees and experiences the war’s horrific events along his journey.

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