The Extendables (also known as Action Hero) is a 2014 American parody film directed by Brian Thompson. The film is a parody of The Expendables and similar action movies. The director, Brian Thompson said it contained actual events he had witnessed. The movie was released on iTunes. The film's tagline is "They are NOT compensating...".
At the beginning, Brian Thompson explains that the movie is his answer to the question "What's it like to work with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Segal or Jean-Claude Van Damme?". By combining actual situations and traits of these movie stars, he created one fictional character, Vardell Düsseldorfer or VD. VD is an aged and retired action movie star, who is now a drug addict and alcoholic.