Movie 'Tropic Thunder'

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Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes but, unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.

Germany German (Deutsch)

  • a.k.a. Tropic Thunder - Hol Dir die volle Dröhnung! TV title

Regisseur Cockburn hat sich für seinen neuesten Film, das teuerste Vietnam-Drama aller Zeiten, die bestbezahlten Schauspieler gesichert, u. a. den blasierten Superstar Speedman, den verweichlichten Komiker Portnoy und den Charakterstar Lazarus. Um nach anfänglichen Schwierigkeiten optimale Ergebnisse zu erzielen, will Cockburn den Film fortan im Guerilla-Stil mit versteckten Kameras drehen. Deshalb glaubt die Schauspieler-Gruppe auch dann noch, die Kameras würden laufen, als sie im Dschungel von Drogengangstern aufgespürt werden.

France French (Français)

Tonnerre sous les tropiques

Un casting d'enfer pour un voyage... au bout de l'enfer ! En tête d'affiche : Tugg Speedman, la star du film d'action, en chute libre depuis ses trois derniers navets. À ses côtés : Jeff Portnoy, spécialiste des comédies (très) bas de gamme, avide de prouver ses qualités de comédien ; Kirk Lazarus, acteur "Méthode" multi-recompensé et 100 % givré ; Chino, superstar pop et fan d'Al Pacino ; et Kevin Sandusky, le fringant petit jeune tout heureux de faire partie de la bande. Cinq egos surdimensionnés au service du "plus grand film de guerre de tous les temps". Sur le papier, ça se tient (ou presque), mais sur le tournage tout dérape : les caprices des stars et l'incapacité du réalisateur, Damien Cockburn, font grimper les frais à une allure vertigineuse, au point que le studio décide de tout arrêter... C'est alors que Damien a l'idée "géniale" d'entraîner sa petite troupe au cœur du Triangle d'Or pour une expérience de "cinéma-vérité" d'un genre inédit. Mortel...

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Tre stelle vanagloriose e capricciose dello star system hollywoodiano sono costrette a convivere dentro lo stesso film: un war movie ad alto budget ambientato nel sud-est asiatico. Tugg Speedman è una tronfia superstar di action movie che sogna gloria e Oscar, Kirk Lazarus è un attore drammatico e pluripremiato col vizio del metodo e dell'immedesimazione estrema, Jeff Portnoy è il divo grasso e cocainomane della saga comica "The Fatties". Decisi a correggere i loro vizi e a non tollerare oltre bizze e stravaganze, il regista del kolossal bellico e il sedicente scrittore del best seller che lo ha ispirato li precipitano dentro una guerra reale e una jungla autenticamente selvaggia. Occupati a bisticciare e a rinfacciarsi le rispettive carriere, procederanno ignari del pericolo imminente. Venire alle armi con un vero e sbraitante gruppo di guerriglieri asiatici gli sveglierà finalmente dal sogno della finzione.

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Keywords
blackface
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jungle
land mine
method acting
movie business
movie star
satire
shackles
southeast asia
vietnam
war filmmaking
Genres
Action
Adventure
Comedy
War
Languages
English
Mandarin (普通话)
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
flag of Germany Germany
Production Companies
United Kingdom Goldcrest Pictures
Germany Internationale Filmproduktion Stella-del-Sud Second
United States of America DreamWorks Pictures
United States of America Red Hour
Release Dates
Australia Theatrical MA15+
Canada Theatrical 18A
United States of America Theatrical R
France Theatrical U
Germany Theatrical 16
United Kingdom Theatrical 15
Italy Theatrical
Ratings
TMDb 65% · 3,350 (more information on website)
IMDb 70% · 357,618 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 81% (more information on website)
metacritic 71% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Tugg SpeedmanBen Stiller
Les GrossmannTom Cruise
Jeff PortnoyJack Black
Kirk LazarusRobert Downey Jr.
Four Leaf TaybackNick Nolte
Damien CockburnSteve Coogan
Kevin SanduskyJay Baruchel
CodyDanny McBride
Alpa ChinoBrandon T. Jackson
Studio Executive Rob SlolomBill Hader
TranBrandon Soo Hoo
ByongReggie Lee
TruTrieu Tran
Rick PeckMatthew McConaughey
Snooty Waiter - Fatties TrailerJeff Kahn
Platoon Sergeant Shot in Head - Hot LZAnthony Ruivivar
Chopper Pilot - Hot LZEric Winzenried
Damien's Assistant - Vietnam CrewValerie Azlynn
Cameraperson - Vietnam CrewMatt Levin
First Assistant Director - Vietnam CrewDavid Pressman
Script Supervisor - Vietnam CrewAmy Stiller
Special Effects Assistant - Vietnam CrewDempsey Silva
Speedman Assistant - Vietnam CrewJeff Weidemann
Speedman Assistant - Vietnam CrewNadine Ellis
Speedman Assistant - Vietnam CrewRachel Avery
Alpa's Posse - Vietnam CrewDarryl Farmer
Alpa's Posse - Vietnam CrewRod Tate
Herself - Access HollywoodMaria Menounos
Herself - The Tyra Banks ShowTyra Banks
Rebecca - Simple Jack ClipChristine Taylor
Speedman's Chef - Speedman's MansionJel Galiza
Speedman's Trainer - Speedman's MansionAndrea De Oliveira
Peck's Assistant - Peck's OfficeYvette Nicole Brown
Half Squat - Flaming Dragon CompoundJ. Thomas Chon
Half Squat - Flaming Dragon CompoundJacob Chon
Grossman's Secretary - Grossman's OfficeMini Anden
Grossman's Assistant - Grossman's OfficeMike Hoagland
Himself - Awards CeremonyJon Voight
Herself - Awards CeremonyJennifer Love Hewitt
Himself - Awards CeremonyJason Bateman
Himself - Awards CeremonyLance Bass
Herself - Awards CeremonyAlicia Silverstone
Academy Award Attendee (uncredited)Don Abernathy
Jon Voight's Date (uncredited)Linda Bella
Academy Award Guest (uncredited)Denise Bradley
Stewardess (uncredited)Ella Christopher
Stewardess (uncredited)Natalie Cohen
Gorilla Soldier (uncredited)Larry Cruz
Starlet (uncredited)Angela Daun
Sack Race Boy (uncredited)Clark DeVol
Sack Race Girl (uncredited)Kaylee Dodson
Trophy Presenter (uncredited)Jasmine Dustin
Audience Member (uncredited)David D. Espinoza
Academy Awards Audience Member (uncredited)Eric Feliciano
Academy Awards Attendee (uncredited)Austin Honaker
Radio DJ (uncredited)Miko Hughes
Journalist (uncredited)Dave Johnson
Four Leaf's Date (uncredited)Jillian Johnston
Flaming Dragon Compound Person (uncredited)James Lew
Booty Sweat Dancer (uncredited)Lesley Nicole Lewis
Academy Awards Attendee (uncredited)Fadhia Carmelle Marcelin
Trophy Presenter (uncredited)Anya Monzikova
Agency Assistant (uncredited)Chad Mountain
Booty Sweat Girl (uncredited)Brittany Perry-Russell
Flaming Dragon Compound Person (uncredited)Simon Rhee
Award Show Security (uncredited)DJ Rivers
Farm Girl (uncredited)Samantha Sadoff
Guerilla Guard (uncredited)Gaku Space
Go Go Dancer (uncredited)Becca Sweitzer
Academy Award Attendee (uncredited)Kaye Marie Talise
Red Carpet Reporter (uncredited)Sandra Valladares
Oscar Attendee (uncredited)Julie Van
Academy Awards Attendee (uncredited)Jobeth Wagner
HimselfTobey Maguire
Trailer Announcer - The Fatties (voice) (uncredited)John Garry

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtArt DirectionDan Webster
Richard L. Johnson
Production DesignJeff Mann
Set DecorationDaniel B. Clancy
Set DesignerJeff Ozimek
John Chichester
John Warnke
Maria Baker
Title DesignerKyle Cooper
CameraDirector of PhotographyJohn Toll
Costume & Make-UpCostume DesignMarlene Stewart
DirectingDirectorBen Stiller
Script SupervisorKim Berner
EditingEditorGreg Hayden
ProductionAssociate ProducerMatt Eppedio
CastingFrancine Maisler
Kathy Driscoll
Casting AssistantElizabeth Chodar
Casting AssociateLauren Grey
Executive ProducerJustin Theroux
Location ManagerMichael J. Burmeister
Scott Allen Logan
ProducerBen Stiller
Brian Taylor
Eric McLeod
Stuart Cornfeld
Production CoordinatorEve Light Honthaner
Production SupervisorLeeann Stonebreaker
Unit Production ManagerMark Indig
SoundOriginal Music ComposerTheodore Shapiro
Visual EffectsVisual EffectsDottie Starling