Armed (film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Armed (film).jpg
Film poster
Directed byMario Van Peebles
Produced byEdward Beckford
Dwjuan F. Fox
Tony Hua
Justin Nesbitt
Kimberly Ogletree
Mandela Van Peebles
Maya Van Peebles
Written byMario Van Peebles
StarringMario Van Peebles
William Fichtner
Music byLarry Groupé
Steven W. Thomas
CinematographyAnthony J. Rickert-Epstein
Edited byStephen J. Murray
MVP Films
Distributed byGVN Releasing
Release date
  • September 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)
Running time
118 minutes
CountryUnited States

Armed is a 2018 action thriller film written and directed by Mario Van Peebles. It stars Peebles and William Fichtner.


Chief, a U.S. Marshal born on the 4th of July, is left traumatized after leading undercover agents in a raid gone horribly wrong. Dismissed as insane by many, Chief is convinced that he was exposed to chemicals during the raid which are affecting his mind. Chief's symptoms include the sensation of being surrounded by or covered in cockroaches. When he begins receiving visits from his old team member Jonesie, he fears that Jonesie's anger and instability will bring harm to those around him.



The working title of the film was If.[1]


The film was released on September 14, 2018. Domestic distribution was handled by GVN Releasing and foreign distribution was handled by Hannibal Pictures.[2]


  1. ^ "Mario Van Peebles Tackling Gun Violence With Indie Drama 'If'". Hollywood Reporter. 2016-08-23. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  2. ^ Busch, Anita (2017-09-07). "Mario Van Peebles' 'Armed' Acquired By Hannibal Pics, GVN For Theatrical Release". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-02-02.

External links[edit]