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Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder
  • 2008
  • US
  • 106 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ben Stiller
  • Written by: Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Etan Cohen
  • Cast: Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr, Jack Black
  • Website: www.tropicthunder.com

While filming a war movie, three Hollywood actors become embroiled with a heroin cartel run by a tyrannical 12-year-old (Brandon Soo Hoo) and are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying. Like Stiller's previous directorial efforts, 'Tropic Thunder' looks like it has been plotted by a child simpleton but most of the time you'll be laughing too hard to notice, or care.

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Tropic Thunder

18 Sep 20084 stars

When location filming on the Vietnam war movie goes awry, three big name Hollywood actors become embroiled with a heroin cartel run by a tyrannical 12-year-old (Brandon Soo Hoo) and are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying. Excess is what…

Tropic Thunder

4 Sep 2008

Reality bites

Shaping up as this season’s most riotous comedy, Tropic Thunder casts Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr as three self-important actors making a movie in a real war zone. They talk to Miles Fielder about satirising Hollywood and scandalising…

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