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Runtime
1 hour 47 minutes
Released
August 13, 2008
Certification
R
Language
Chinese, English
Country
United Kingdom, United States, Germany
Genre
Action, Comedy
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The movie they think they're making... isn't a movie anymore.

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.

Goldcrest Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Red Hour Films, Internationale Filmproduktion Stella-del-Sud Second

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Budget
USD 92,000,000
Revenue
USD 188,072,649

Cast + Crew

all leading 9 cast only crew only
Ben Stiller
Tugg Speedman, Director, Screenplay, Producer, Story
Tom Cruise
Les Grossmann
Jack Black
Jeff Portnoy
Robert Downey Jr.
Kirk Lazarus
Nick Nolte
Four Leaf Tayback
Steve Coogan
Damien Cockburn
Jay Baruchel
Kevin Sandusky
Danny McBride
Cody
Brandon T. Jackson
Alpa Chino
Bill Hader
Studio Executive Rob Slolom
Brandon Soo Hoo
Tran
Reggie Lee
Byong
Trieu Tran
Tru
Matthew McConaughey
Rick Peck
Jeff Kahn
Snooty Waiter - Fatties Trailer
Anthony Ruivivar
Platoon Sergeant Shot in Head - Hot LZ
Eric Winzenried
Chopper Pilot - Hot LZ
Valerie Azlynn
Damien's Assistant - Vietnam Crew
Matt Levin
Camerperson - Vietnam Crew
David Pressman
First Assistant Director - Vietnam Crew
Amy Stiller
Script Supervisor - Vietnam Crew
Dempsey Silva
Special Effects Assistant - Vietnam Crew
Jeff Weidemann
Speedman Assistant - Vietnam Crew
Nadine Ellis
Speedman Assistant - Vietnam Crew
Rachel Avery
Speedman Assistant - Vietnam Crew
Darryl Farmer
Alpa's Posse - Vietnam Crew
Rod Tate
Alpa's Posse - Vietnam Crew
Maria Menounos
Herself - Access Hollywood
Tyra Banks
Herself - The Tyra Banks Show
Christine Taylor
Rebecca - Simple Jack Clip
Jel Galiza
Speedman's Chef - Speedman's Mansion
Andrea De Oliveira
Speedman's Trainer - Speedman's Mansion
Yvette Nicole Brown
Peck's Assistant - Peck's Office
J. Thomas Chon
Half Squat - Flaming Dragon Compound
Jacob Chon
Half Squat - Flaming Dragon Compound
Mini Anden
Grossman's Secretary - Grossman's Office
Mike Hoagland
Grossman's Assistant - Grossman's Office
Jon Voight
Himself - Awards Ceremony
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Herself - Awards Ceremony
Jason Bateman
Himself - Awards Ceremony
Lance Bass
Himself - Awards Ceremony
Alicia Silverstone
Herself - Awards Ceremony
Don Abernathy
Academy Award Attendee (uncredited)
Linda Bella
Jon Voight's Date (uncredited)
Denise Bradley
Academy Award Guest (uncredited)
Ella Christopher
Stewardess (uncredited)
Natalie Cohen
Stewardess (uncredited)
Larry Cruz
Gorilla Soldier (uncredited)
Angela Daun
Starlet (uncredited)
Clark DeVol
Sack Race Boy (uncredited)
Kaylee Dodson
Sack Race Girl (uncredited)
Jasmine Dustin
Trophy Presenter (uncredited)
David D. Espinoza
Audience Member (uncredited)
Eric Feliciano
Academy Awards Audience Member (uncredited)
Austin Honaker
Academy Awards Attendee (uncredited)
Miko Hughes
Radio DJ (uncredited)
Dave Johnson
Journalist (uncredited)
Jillian Johnston
Four Leaf's Date (uncredited)
James Lew
Flaming Dragon Compound Person (uncredited)
Lesley Nicole Lewis
Booty Sweat Dancer (uncredited)
Fadhia Carmelle Marcelin
Academy Awards Attendee (uncredited)
Anya Monzikova
Trophy Presenter (uncredited)
Chad Mountain
Agency Assistant (uncredited)
Brittany Perry-Russell
Booty Sweat Girl (uncredited)
Simon Rhee
Flaming Dragon Compound Person (uncredited)
DJ Rivers
Award Show Security (uncredited)
Samantha Sadoff
Farm Girl (uncredited)
Gaku Space
Guerilla Guard (uncredited)
Becca Sweitzer
Go Go Dancer (uncredited)
Kaye Marie Talise
Academy Award Attendee (uncredited)
Sandra Valladares
Red Carpet Reporter (uncredited)
Julie Van
Oscar Attendee (uncredited)
Jobeth Wagner
Academy Awards Attendee (uncredited)
Tobey Maguire
Himself
Justin Theroux
Screenplay, Executive Producer, Story
Etan Cohen
Screenplay
Stuart Cornfeld
Producer
Eric McLeod
Producer
John Toll
Director of Photography
Matt Eppedio
Producer, Associate Producer
Greg Hayden
Editor
Kathy Driscoll
Casting
Francine Maisler
Casting
Jeff Mann
Production Design
Brian Taylor
Producer
Theodore Shapiro
Original Music Composer
Dottie Starling
Visual Effects
Richard L. Johnson
Art Direction
Dan Webster
Art Direction
Daniel B. Clancy
Set Decoration
Marlene Stewart
Costume Design
Mark Indig
Unit Production Manager
Leeann Stonebreaker
Production Supervisor
Maria Baker
Set Designer
John Chichester
Set Designer
Jeff Ozimek
Set Designer
John Warnke
Set Designer
Elizabeth Chodar
Casting Assistant
Lauren Grey
Casting Associate
Michael J. Burmeister
Location Manager
Scott Allen Logan
Location Manager
Kim Berner
Script Supervisor
Kyle Cooper
Title Designer
Eve Light Honthaner
Production Coordinator

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