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Tropic Thunder

"The movie they think they're making... isn't a movie anymore."

A film crew is in Southeast Asia filming a Vietnam-war memoir. It's early in the shooting, but they're already behind schedule and over budget. Tthe cast and crew are attacked by a gang of poppy-growing local drug dealers, except the cast and crew don't realize these aren't actors who are stalking them. The thugs kidnap Tugg Speedman, an actor whose star seems on the decline, and it's ...

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Aug 13th, 2008
Budget: $92,000,000.00
Revenue: $188,072,649.00
-- General Information --
Rating: R
Runtime: 107 Minutes
Genres: Action / Adventure / Comedy
-- Ratings --
IMDB: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
Metascore N/A

Tropic Thunder Main Cast

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Jeff Kahn
Jeff Kahn
plays Snooty Waiter - Fatties Trailer
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
plays Kirk Lazarus
Anthony Ruivivar
Anthony Ruivivar
plays Platoon Sergeant Shot in Head - H…
Jack Black
Jack Black
plays Jeff Portnoy - Hot LZ
Jay Baruchel
Jay Baruchel
plays Kevin Sandusky - Hot LZ
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • In his 'full-blown retard' Oscar monologue, Kirk cites Peter Sellers' performance in Being There. While Sellers received a Golden Globe award, he did not win the Best Actor Oscar that year, which went to Dustin Hoffman for Kramer vs. Kramer.
  • The title is a play on "Tropic Lightning", the nickname of the 25th Infantry Division which has seen action in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Southwest Asia and Iraq (among others). The Division is notable for being the subject of The Thin Red Line (based on James Jones's novel) and Platoon. Famous members include Oliver Stone (who wrote and directed "Platoon"), rapper Ice-T and Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin's eldest son.
  • Shipped to some theaters under the name "Capricorn".
  • SPOILER: Jon Voight's character is visibly angry when loses the Oscar to Tugg at the film's end. This is a reference to Voight losing the Oscar to John Wayne in True Grit when he was nominated for Midnight Cowboy.
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