W.M.D. is an American war drama/comedy film directed by Richard Halpern and starring Tom Kiesche, John Posey, Weetus Cren, Leila Birch, John Brickner and Kate Mines. It was produced by Jeffrey S. Magnussen, Ian Truitner and Richard Halpern, and written by Mike Le and Ian Truitner.[1][2]

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Directed byRichard Halpern
Written byMike Le, Ian Truitner
Produced by
CinematographyKevin Burke
Edited byJulien Roussel
Music byRoman Kovalik
Thousand Mile Media
Distributed byIndican Pictures
Release date
  • May 23, 2013 (2013-05-23) (Cannes Film Festival)
  • December 16, 2014 (2014-12-16)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States


The Iraq War remains one of the most controversial U.S. overseas engagements of past 30 years. The instability it wrought on the region gave rise to ISIS and a host of other problems to Iraq and surrounding countries. And yet the primary rationales for going to war-- WMDs and Saddam Hussein's links to Al Qaeda, have been proven false. Streets across America now have an endemic problem of veterans with PTSD, leading to violence, suicide and homelessness.

In an alternate 2007 reality, a group of disgruntled soldiers stationed in Iraq kidnap the visiting U.S. President, and interrogate him using the same techniques they were trained to inflict on Hussein's old cohorts and other terror 'suspects'. Their purpose is to extract from the president the real reasons for the Iraq invasion, as they know by now the stated reasons were bogus. The soldiers have a very limited amount of time to complete this fateful mission though, as the full force of the United States military is deployed to extract the President from captivity no matter what the cost.


  • Tom Kiesche as Captain Hank Garrison
  • John Posey as The President
  • Jessica Rizo as Asia Velasquez
  • Weetus Cren as Sergeant Downy
  • Leila Birch as Melody Stone
  • John Brickner as Private First Class Riggs
  • Kate Mines as Alexandra Tartakoff
  • Jeff Prewett as Agent Stenson
  • Ahmed Best as News Reporter
  • Jeff Prewett as Agent Stenson
  • Chris Torres as Steve
  • Roy Abramsohn as Artichoke Anchor
  • Victoria Barabas as Shawn Sanders
  • Albert Kuo as Some Guy
  • Darrell Britt-Gibson as Other Guy
  • Mark Chaet as Francis McCarthy
  • Scott Hoxby as Whit Whitley
  • T.W. Leshner as Darrell
  • Anastasia Roussel as Laura Reed
  • Kerry Stein as Dr. Frieberg
  • David Trice as Gerald Jones
  • Jared Ward as Rupert Brannigan
  • Joseph Will as David Smiliski


The film premiered in 2013 at Marché du Film at the Cannes Film Festival and was distributed by Indican Pictures in 2015.[3]


  1. ^ "W.M.D." Riverfront Times. May 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "W.M.D." SF Weekly. May 1, 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  3. ^ Garrett, Tommy (May 5, 2015). "Indican Pictures Presents 'W.M.D.,' It Don't Gitmo Better'N This, Incredible Drama Available On DVD And Streaming Now". Highlight Hollywood. Retrieved May 3, 2018.

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