The Machine Movie: Release Date, Plot, Cast, Trailer And More

If you are a big fan of stand-up comedy, then you have most likely watched the very popular stand-up routine by Bert Kreischer where he narrates a story from his college days, and it involves the Russian mafia.

This video has over fifty million views and has been one of the most popular stand-up acts of all time, and if you found this funny, you are in for a treat because this stand-up act is being turned into a feature movie, yes, you read that right.

Have you ever heard a crazy story and thought “wouldn’t it be so great if this was made into a movie?” well, that is exactly what’s happening, which means you will be able to watch the upcoming comedy movie, The Machine.

The Machine will be directed by Peter Atencio, and those of you who aren’t familiar with his work, need to go ahead and watch Key & Peele, the sketch comedy series which Atencio directed.

So, we have no doubt that he knows his way around comedy and that The Machine will make you double down with laughter. Keep reading this article to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming action comedy The Machine, from the plot to the cast to the release date and more:

What Is The Plot of The Machine Movie?

If you watched the stand-up act by Bert Kreischer, you probably have a good idea about what you can expect from at least some of the movie, or what The Machine is all about. For those of you who haven’t watched that yet, here’s the official synopsis of The Machine before we dive into any details about it:

“Bert’s drunken past catches up with him 20 years down the road when he and his father are kidnapped by those Bert wronged 20 years ago while drunk on a college semester abroad in Russia.”

The Plot of The Machine Movie

So there will obviously be certain differences between the stand-up act and the movie, however, the crux sort of stays the same. Bert Kreischer was an average student at college and ended up taking the Russian language as one of his courses, and despite studying the language, he barely knew anything.

Eventually, his college takes him and his class to Russia, and Bert is the kind of student who welcomes all sorts of trouble for a lot of fun. In the midst of fun, vodka, and calling himself the machine, Bert gets friendly and wrapped up with the Russian mafia. In reality, Bert helped the mafia rob his own classmates and an entire train.

Now, it will be interesting to see how this translates to the screen. Of course, the movie is going to be a dramatized version of the events that actually happened, followed by a fictional extension that takes place two decades after the event.

The Machine is bound to have some hilarious moments throughout the movie and it will be interesting to see how they compare to the actual events. If you are a fan of comedy and action, then The Machine should be your front-runner of the movies you are going to watch in 2023.

We are looking forward to Bert’s drunken past catching up with him eventually and how he and his father get dragged back to Russia, and a series of unfortunate events that escalate after that. Some very interesting cast members are a part of The Machine, and we will discuss those in the next section of this article.

The Cast of The Machine Movie

Now the best part of The Machine is the fact that Bert Kreischer will be playing Bert Kreischer, aka himself. If there is anyone who can portray this character to the best of his ability, it is Bert himself.

This will be his debut performance in a feature-length movie, which means it is important for him to have a good supporting cast, and by the looks of it, it is better than just good.

The Cast of The Machine Movie

The second most important character after Bert is his father. The role of his father will be played by none other than Mark Hamill. Hamill needs no introduction, but for those of you who don’t know him, he is best known for his work as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise. Bert and Mark are going to be an interesting duo, but we do not doubt that the limelight will be on Bert the whole time!

Mark Hamill

Other cast members who will be joining these two actors in The Machine are Iva Babic, Martyn Ford, Jess Gabor, Robert Masser, and Mercedes De La Cruz amongst others. It will be interesting to see the characters they play in The Machine, but based on Bert’s stand-up act, we are looking forward to the Russian mafia and the English teacher in particular. And of course, Jimmy Tatro will be playing the role of a young Bert in college! We don’t see the resemblance, but it works.

When and Where Can you Watch The Machine?

Bert Kreischer announced the release date of The Machine in a hilarious fashion which got everyone’s attention. If you are new to Bert and his style of comedy, this is the perfect glimpse of it.

Memorial Day weekend this year is going to be packed with some great movies, and one of them is going to be The Machine, which is officially making its way to the big screen on the 25th of May. So you might have to wait for a couple more months, but it will be worth the wait.

Is There a Trailer for The Machine?

The official trailer for The Machine dropped very recently and it is action-packed with a whole lot of comedy. If you had certain expectations set for this movie, they are about to get a lot higher, because this trailer is going to give you a glimpse into the madness that is about to follow.

We already knew that the Bert-Mark duo was going to be one of a kind, but this trailer has gone ahead and confirmed that. The Machine’s official trailer looks incredibly promising with some great comedic moments, punchlines, and of course, a lot of action involving the mafia. If you weren’t already looking forward to watching The Machine, you definitely are now.


We are very excited to watch The Machine when it releases on the big screen and can’t wait to review it when that happens. So, if you are just as excited as we are, do let us know in the comments.

Also, we highly recommend watching Bert Kreischer’s stand-up act before watching the movie, and then you can decide for yourself which one was better!

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