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The Retrievers

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Tom Cathral is trying to publish a book. There’s just one thing standing in his way. No, not reduced adult attention spans contributing to the overall decline of print media — we’re talking a secret paramilitary group that will stop at nothing until Tom is dead and every copy of the book is destroyed. Audiences have one question: Why couldn’t this have happened to Dan Brown?

Tom joins a covert organization known as The Retrievers. When it turns out The Retrievers are more about “killing people” than “fetching tennis balls in the park and being told they’re a good boy,” Tom quits. But not before obtaining a shocking manuscript written by a former Retriever that  will bring down the entire gang. That manuscript? Diary of a Wimpy Kid #7: The Third Wheel

Many more people will die as Tom searches for a publisher. It’s like The Expendables meets A Thousand Words (an Eddie Murphy movie that is one of the top results when you google “movies about book publishing.”) Join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for The Retrievers. You’ll never look at a paper bag full of apples the same way again.

Written by: Mike Nelson, Conor Lastowka, and Sean Thomason

Contributing Writers: Jason Miller and Zach Shatzer

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Poster art by Lucas Antoniak
Poster art by Lucas Antoniak

RiffMeter rating

Average: 9.2 (58 votes)

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Adult language
Drug use
Graphic violence

Movie Decade

Release date

February 25, 2022


76 minutes
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