Based on the true story of Bert Kreischer‘s time studying abroad in Russia, The Machine looks like a crazy, crazy film and I’d say a lot of us? We’ll be intrigued because… Mark Hamill is clearly having the best time as well!
Set 23 years after the original story which inspired it, The Machine finds Bert (Kreischer) facing familial crisis and the arrival of his estranged father (Hamill) when the ghost of his booze-soaked past arrives: a murderous mobster (Iva Babić) hellbent on kidnapping Bert back to the motherland to atone for his crimes. Together, he and his father must retrace the steps of his younger self (Jimmy Tatro) in the midst of a war between a sociopathic crime family while they attempt to find common ground….
Directed by Peter Atencio, written for the screen by Kevin Biegel and Scotty Landes, the film also co-stars Robert Maaser, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Jess Gabor, Rita Bernard Shaw, Nikola Đuričko, Oleg Taktarov, Amelie Villers, and Mercedes de la Cruz – what’s going on? I have no idea. Does it feel like a film we don’t see as much these days? It certainly does.
Check out the trailer and let us know what you think: