POSTAL (2008) Movie
Release Date, Cast, Plot, Review, Opinions
Independent video game studio Running with Scissors created the controversial and excessively violent shooter game “POSTAL”. Proving they love to experiment a lot: Every game is made of a different genre (first-person, third-person, or top-down).
- Postal (1997)
- Postal: Special Delivery (1998)
- Super Postal – Japanese version (2000)
- Postal 2 (2003)
- Postal 2: Share the Pain (2003)
- Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend (2005)
- Postal 2: Corkscrew Rules! (2005)
- Postal Babes (2009)
- Postal Mobile (2009)
- Postal III (2011)
- Postal 2: Paradise Lost DLC (2015)
- Postal Redux / Remake (2016)
- Postal 4: No Regerts (2019)
- Postal: Brain Damaged (2021)
Everyone familiar with the series knows that only a twisted mind could produce a film about the POSTAL universe (mainly inspired by Postal 2).
Everything About Postal (2008) Movie
Production, Release Date, and Reception
Directed and co-written by Uwe Boll, this American–German action comedy film was planned to release on October 12, 2007, but delayed to May 23, 2008 (one day after Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, leading the director to claim he would destroy the other film at the box office).
Postal (2008) Movie Trailer
As with every other Boll film, POSTAL was both a critical and commercial failure, grossing less than 1% of its budget ($146,741 of $15 million budget). It received a 7% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes and an average score of 22 out of 100 in Metacritic.
Despite that, he planned to fund a sequel through a Kickstarter campaign that failed but of which surprisingly got almost $30,000 out of the $500,000 goal.
Among the campaign’s perks, they offered an “exclusive newsletter”, original PDF script, Autographed Postcard, and T-Shirt from Uwe Boll, a digital copy of DVD release and soundtrack, as well as filmmaking classes, acting and directing participation on the sequel.
How long is the Postal movie? Its running time is 100 minutes long.
Cast and Characters
- Zack Ward (The Postal Dude)
- Dave Foley (Uncle Dave)
- Chris Coppola (Richard)
- Jackie Tohn (Faith)
- J.K. Simmons (Candidate Welles)
- Verne Troyer (Himself)
- Larry Thomas (Osama bin Laden)
- David Huddleston (Peter)
- Seymour Cassel (Paul)
- Ralf Moeller (Officer John)
- Chris Spencer (Officer Greg)
- Michael Paré (Panhandler)
- Erick Avari (Habib)
- Lindsay Hollister (Recorder)
- Brent Mendenhall (George W. Bush)
- Rick Hoffman (Mr. Blither)
- Michael Benyaer (Mohammed)
- Uwe Boll (Himself)
- Vince Desiderio (Krotchy/Himself)
- Carrie Genzel (Reporter Gayle)
- Mike Dopud (Security guard #2)
- Richard Ian Cox (Coffee customer)
- Julia Sandberg Hansson (Mitzi)
Plot/Synopsis (What is the movie postal about?)
The Dude is unemployed and unhappy in the fictional bizarre town of “Paradise”, in Arizona.
He receives a letter from his charlatan Uncle David, inviting him to a party at his compound, where he convinces the dude to hijack a shipment of penis-shaped stuffed toys (2000 Krotchy Dolls) at the Little Germany festival, as a plan to get the money to pay a debt.
But they didn’t know that Al Qaeda (Osama Bin Laden and his terrorist followers) also planned to steal the dolls for different purposes: distribute Avian influenza to wipe out America.
Review and Opinions
Uwe Boll surprised me with this one. It’s hard for me to say that his most violent and offensive movie so far, is his best. While that doesn’t say much; I do admit that most people (especially movie critics not aware of the game series) missed the point of this bad joke.
Those who rated the film zero or so don’t know that Postal is disgusting and that the trashy plot makes sense.
So, is the Postal movie based on the game? Yes, it is… As any other Uwe Boll film.
Kyle Smith of New York Post: “At last: Uwe Boll has made his first intentionally funny film.”
Peter Hartlaub of San Francisco Chronicle: “Not only less than horrible but occasionally enjoyable.”