Where was The Greatest Beer Run Ever filmed?

By Amanda Guarragi
Published: October 1, 2022 (Last updated: March 27, 2024)

This article discusses “Where was the Apple TV Plus film The Greatest Beer Run Ever filmed” and may contain minor plot references.

The Greatest Beer Run premiered at TIFF in September and it is now streaming on Apple TV Plus. The story takes place in 1967, when John “Chickie” Donohue (Zac Efron) leaves New York to track down his army buddies in Vietnam and share a few beers with them, but instead is confronted with the horrors of the war. Even though it is considered a war drama, it’s the comradery between friends that carry this film. Director Peter Farrelly goes through the motions of a war drama while making the script light and fun. It’s more so discussing the horrors of war than actually making it believable to audiences. The film is adapted from the memoir written by Donahue and it’s just his perception of the war. What seemed like a different angle to set the film turns into a superficial take on the war itself.

Where was The Greatest Beer Run Ever filmed – a breakdown of locations

Bangkok, Thailand

Most of the scenes of the sequences were filmed in the capital Bangkok. They wanted to tape the war scenes and set them in the actual location.

Chiang Dao, Thailand

They wanted to show the surroundings of Bangkok, so they traveled to Chiang Dao as well just to set the scene of the city itself.

Ratchaburi, Thailand

At Ratchaburi, they wanted to show other parts of the city that may have been affected at the time but wanted to show the locals as well.

Hua Hin, Thailand

This was the location of the airport in Hua Hin. It was important for them to go to the actual location to make it more authentic.

North Bergen, New Jersey, USA

Certain streets in North Bergen were transformed into 20th Street and Vermilyea Avenue in New York City.

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

This was considered home for John Donahue and they filmed important scenes from his life here in Jersey City. Whether they were first encounters, important relationships, or funerals.

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