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The Protector


Murph one-sheet

It’s our goal to share LT Murphy’s story with the widest possible audience in the US and abroad.

When did the film premiere in theaters?
The film opened in 180 Regal Theatres on March 22nd, 2013 and ran for seven days to honor the troops during Medal of Honor week.

Will it play in any other theaters?
With the exception of certain special events, the film will no longer play in theaters.  

Will it be available on DVD and digital download?
The film is currently available on DVD and Blu-ray at Wal Marts across the country.  It is also available for download on iTunes, Vudu, Amazon and Google Play.  You can also find it as an ‘on demand’ selection on most cable carriers in the US.

Will the film play on military bases?
Yes.  The DVD and Blu-ray will be available on military bases around the world.

Will the film be available internationally?
Anchor Bay is negotiating a deal to make the film available in select territories around the world.

Are t-shirts and posters available for sale?
Gear will be available in the near future and will be announced on the home page of this site.

Why isn’t [insert person here] interviewed in the film?
The average studio ‘war movie’ has a budget of $50 million and the average Hollywood documentary $2 million.  MURPH: The Protector was produced outside of Hollywood and the budget was less than $300,000.   Also, a typical documentary can take years to produce.  We produced MURPH in seven months in order to synch up with the commissioning of the USS Michael Murphy.  With that in mind:

  • Due to the extremely tight budget and time constraints, it was simply impossible to interview everyone in Michael’s life.
  • The movie is about Michael Murphy’s entire life, and we had 90 minutes to tell an incredibly complex story.  We didn’t have room for extended commentary.
  • Some chose not to relive the worst day of their lives on screen, and we respect their privacy.
  • Several have extremely busy schedules and travel internationally.  They were unavailable for interviews.

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