October 18th, 2007



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PostalUwe Boll and Verne Troyer in PostalZack Ward in Postal

In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 4.2/10 (15,797 voted)

Critic's Score: 22/100

Director: Uwe Boll

Stars: Dave Foley, Verne Troyer, Zack Ward

The story begins with a regular Joe who tries desperately to seek employment, but embarks on a violent rampage when he teams up with cult leader Uncle Dave. Their first act is to heist an amusement park, only to learn that the Taliban are planning the same heist as well. Chaos ensues, and now the Postal Dude must not only take on terrorists but political figures as well.

Writers: Uwe Boll, Bryan C. Knight

Zack Ward - Dude
Dave Foley - Uncle Dave
Chris Coppola - Richard
Jackie Tohn - Faith
J.K. Simmons - Candidate Welles
Ralf Moeller - Officer John
Verne Troyer - Himself
Chris Spencer - Officer Greg
Larry Thomas - Osama Bin Laden
Michael Paré - Panhandler
Erick Avari - Habib
Lindsay Hollister - Recorder
Brent Mendenhall - George W. Bush
Rick Hoffman - Mr. Blither
Michael Benyaer - Mohammed

Taglines: Getting banned from a theater near you!


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 18 October 2007

Filming Locations: Cloverdale, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $CAD20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: €55,507 (Germany) (21 October 2007) (48 Screens)

Gross: $18,005,198 (USA)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Germany: (Director's Cut DVD)  | (long version)  | (original cut)  | (unrated DVD version)

Did You Know?

Uwe Boll considers this the most important of his movies.

Revealing mistakes: When the Taliban shoot up the roof of the van, bullet holes appear everywhere on the roof, even over the driver's seat where no one fired a weapon.

[first lines]
Asif: Congratulations, Nabi. We are at the doorstep of our martyrdom.
Nabi: Praise Allah.
Asif: Praise him! Soon, we will be greeted by Allah, the one true god... and by the cheers of our Four Fathers... and by ninety-nine perfect virgins who will worship us... for ALL eternity!
Nabi: [pause] I thought it was one hundred.
Asif: What's that?
Nabi: One hundred virgins. They promised me one hundred.
Asif: Ninety-nine, one hundred. What's the difference?
Nabi: If they're telling you one thing and they're telling me another, maybe they don't know for sure.
Asif: Maybe... maybe the exact number of virgins is not precise.

User Review

An exercise in thrash movie-making - best video game adaptation ever

Rating: 9/10

I saw the world premiere at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal. Seriously, this movie blows away anything ever done by Boll.

It's the most violent, disgusting, offensive, thrash movie I've ever seen. I give the movie 9 stars because it was exactly what Boll was intending, and it's a complete success. Go home Takashi Miike! To sum up, it's probably the best video game to movie adaptation ever made. It perfectly captured the spirit of the video game, and then added more, always more, to create such excess that you can't help but laugh during the whole thing.

People criticizing the movie because it's violent, disgusting and offensive shouldn't comment on it - they obviously missed the point.


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