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MURPH: The Protector (2013)

MURPH: The Protector poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,855,883 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $264,110 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,119,993
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  1. Summary
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  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


MURPH: The Protector is a feature-length documentary based on LT Michael Murphy’s life of honor, courage and commitment, as told by his friends, family and teammates. Michael was raised in Patchogue, New York, attended Penn State University and then joined the U.S. Navy to serve in the SEAL Teams. Well-known for his selflessness, Michael gave his life for his men in 2005 and was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2007. His legacy now lives on in this moving portrait of a real American hero.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
78% - Fresh
90% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 22nd, 2013 (Limited) by Mactavish Pictures
Video Release: January 7th, 2014 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material and some language.
(Rating bulletin 2260, 2/21/2013)
Running Time: 79 minutes
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Keywords: War, Afghanistan War, Hagiography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Mactavish Pictures
Production Countries: United States


Lt. Michael P. Murphy    Himself
John McElhone    Himself
Jason Keenan    Himself
Kristin Bishop    Herself
Daniel Murphy    Himself
Rebecca Aquino-Velez    Herself
Maureen Murphy    Herself
Hector Velez Jr.    Himself
Jeff Widenhofer    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Scott Mactavish
Producer    Scott Mactavish
Editor    Todd Free
Composer    Chris Irwin
Composer    Jeff Widenhofer
Director of Photography    Todd Free
Associate Producer    Chris Olivier
Associate Producer    Damien Patton
Associate Producer    Baker Leavitt
Co-Producer    Gary Williams
Executive Producer    Joel Shapiro
Executive Producer    Chris Carlton
Executive Producer    Todd Ehrlich

Weekend Box Office Performance

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Weekly Box Office Performance

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/12/2014588,241 88,241$878,880$878,8801
1/19/20141335,923-59% 124,164$357,793$1,236,6732
1/26/20141923,530-34% 147,694$234,359$1,471,0323
2/2/20141619,726-16% 167,420$196,471$1,667,5034
3/2/20142810,659 218,179$106,164$2,173,0638

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