Zac Efron shares the one 'mesmerising' movie scene he'll remember for the rest of his life

Dominic Smithers

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Zac Efron shares the one 'mesmerising' movie scene he'll remember for the rest of his life

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Zac Efron says there is one moment from his new movie that will stay with him forever.

The Hollywood heartthrob stars in Vietnam war flick The Greatest Beer Run Ever, which is based in the real-life account of a man who made the epic journey from the US to the frontline to bring his mates a couple of cold ones.

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The movie centres on John "Chickie" Donohue, who in 1967, set off to thank his friends for their valiant service for their country.

The synopsis reads: "To show support for his neighbourhood friends serving in Vietnam, Chickie Donohue (Efron) decides to do something totally outrageous: travel to the frontline by himself to bring the soldiers a little piece of home — their favourite can of American beer.

"However, what started as a well-meaning journey quickly turns into the adventure of a lifetime, as Chickie confronts the reality of this controversial war and his reunions with his childhood buddies thrust him into the complexities and responsibilities of adulthood."

Zac Efron in The Greatest Beer Run Ever. Credit: Apple TV+
Zac Efron in The Greatest Beer Run Ever. Credit: Apple TV+

"Based on an incredible true story, The Greatest Beer Run Ever is a heartfelt coming-of-age tale about friendship, loyalty and sacrifice."

Speaking to E! News, Efron revealed that one scene from the movie was "ingrained in me in a way that none of the other ones are".

The scene he was referring to is when Chickie finds himself in a trench alongside the US soldiers.

Efron told the outlet: "I'll remember being in that trench for the rest of my life."

"It's weird, like visually I can spell it out by the minute, and we were there for like three days straight.

"The trench slowly filled up with water and we could see mosquitoes just roaming off the surface and then would sink back down. It was mesmerising."

Efron says a scene he filmed in the trench will stay with him forever. Credit: Apple+
Efron says a scene he filmed in the trench will stay with him forever. Credit: Apple+

The film's director Peter Farrelly also opened up to UNILAD about the gruelling process of making it.

He told us: "We shot it in the jungles of Thailand, and it was 100 degrees, it was 100 percent humidity, bugs everywhere, mud up to here."

"But luckily we shot that in the first week, when we were all rested and ready to go. If we had ever done that in the last week, I don’t know how we would have pulled it off. 

"It was exhausting – we weren’t getting sleep, we were getting attacked by everything... It was harder than making Dumb and Dumber, I’ll say that!"

The Greatest Beer Run Ever is available to watch on Apple TV+ and in selected cinemas.

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Topics: Film & TV, Entertainment, Film and TV, US News, Zac Efron, Apple

Dominic Smithers
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