June 5, 2023

New Netflix Documentary, ‘The Pez Outlaw,’ Tells the Tale of Steve Glew

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Photo by Thibault Penin on Unsplash

Photo by Thibault Penin on Unsplash

Netflix has a slew of new films and series ahead for 2023, and one is “The Pez Outlaw.” The movie, which premiered at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival, is an 85-minute-long documentary from Amy Bandlien Storkel and Bryan Storkel.

The story tells the tale at the story of Steve Glew, a Michigan resident, who saw a lucrative market and exploited it in a really weird, bizarre way. I’m a Michigan native, so I’m always extra interested when a film or documentary is about a Michigander.

Here’s the full description for the flick:

“This incredible fish-out-of-water story follows the adventures of Steve Glew, a small-town Michigan man, who boards a plane for Eastern Europe soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall. His mission is to locate a secret factory that holds the key to the most desired and valuable Pez dispensers. If he succeeds, he will pull his family out of debt and finally be able to quit his job of 25 years. Steve becomes the hero of his own adventure, smuggling the rarest of goods into the U.S. and making millions in the process. It was all magical, until his arch-nemesis, the Pezident decided to destroy him.”

The full documentary just debuted on Netflix and is available for viewing now. This will mark the SVOD debut for the documentary.

Other documentaries ahead for Netflix’s 2023 season include “Pamela: A Love Story,” “Bernie Madoff: The Wall Street Monster,” “Mumbai Mafia,” “The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker” and “Break Point.”

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