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MURPH: The Protector (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $2,855,883 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $264,110 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $3,119,993
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  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.


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

Documentary Subject(s)

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

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Production and Technical Credits

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

Weekend Box Office Performance

Daily Box Office Performance

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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