THE MACHINE trailer – Bert Kreischer brings his legendary stand-up story to life… with Mark Hamill!

THE MACHINE trailer – Bert Kreischer brings his legendary stand-up story to life… with Mark Hamill!

If you’re not familiar with Bert Kreischer, he’s most well known in the comedy world for his viral stand-up routine in which he recounts a rather insane story about how in his younger days he found himself unwittingly joining the Russian mafia during a robbery. You can find the story on YouTube, and it really is pretty wild. Now that story has become a movie, albeit expanded a bit, as the film THE MACHINE not only recounts the legendary story, but finds modern day Bert going on yet another crazy journey with his father, played by none other than Mark Hamill. Directed by Peter Atencio, this looks pretty crazy, but also like a lot of fun. In addition to Bert Kreischer and Mark Hamill, the cast also includes Jimmy Tatro, Iva Babić, Robert Maaser, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Jessica Gabor, Rita Bernard Shaw, Nikola Đuričko, Oleg Taktarov, Amelie Villers, and Mercedes de la Cruz. Check out the trailer below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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 (Mark 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.

THE MACHINE opens May 25, 2023

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