Year: 2008
USA: DreamWorks / Paramount Pictures
UK: Paramount Pictures UK
Cast: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr, Brandon T Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Steve Coogan, Bill Hader, Nick Nolte, Brandon Soo Hoo, Reggie Lee, Christine Taylor, Trieu Tran, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Cruise, Mike Hoagland, Jon Voight, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Bateman, Lance Bass, Alicia Silverstone, Tyra Banks, Maria Menounos, Valerie Azlynn, Matt Levin, David Pressman, Amy Stiller, Dempsey Silva, Jeff Weidemann, Nadine Ellis, Rachel Avery, Jel Galiza, Andrea De Oliveira, Darryl Farmer, Rod Tate, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jeff Kahn, Anthony Ruivivar, Eric Winzenried, J Thomas Chon, Jacob Chon, Denise Bradley, Jillian Johnston
Director: Ben Stiller
Countries: USA /Germany
USA & UK: 107 mins
USA Rated: R for pervasive language including sexual references, violent content and drug material
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, sex references and comic bloody violence
USA Release Date: 15 August 2008
UK Release Date: 19 September 2008

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Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. lead an ensemble cast in TROPIC THUNDER, an action comedy about a group of self-absorbed actors who set out to make the biggest war film ever. After ballooning costs (and the out of control egos of the pampered cast) threaten to shut down the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast deep into the jungles of Southeast Asia for "increased realism," where they inadvertently encounter real bad guys.

The cast includes:

Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller) is a pampered action superstar on the wane. His "Scorcher" series of post-apocalyptic action epics have played out, and after a desperate attempt for an Oscar® nod backfires, Speedman is counting on TROPIC THUNDER to put him back on top.

Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black) is the star of a popular gross-out comedy franchise called "The Fatties," and now he's looking to branch out, to show the world that there's more to him than just getting laughs from passing gas.

Aussie thespian Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr), the quintessential "method" actor, has won five Oscars® and is always on the lookout for new challenges and ways to transform himself for his "art."

Alpa Chino (Brandon T Jackson) seems to have it all. But the multi-platinum hip-hop-star-turned-entrepreneur is eager to move on up to the ranks of serious actors.

Newcomer Kevin Sandusky (Jay Baruchel), well, he is just happy to have a job.

In TROPIC THUNDER, this unlikely group of self-absorbed prima donnas come together to film an epic war movie and unwittingly wind up in a real battle.