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Tropic Thunder (2008)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy

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Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.


  • Jack Black at an event for Tropic Thunder (2008)
  • Ben Stiller at an event for Tropic Thunder (2008)
  • Robert Downey Jr. at an event for Tropic Thunder (2008)
  • Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black at an event for Tropic Thunder (2008)
  • Jay Baruchel in Tropic Thunder (2008)

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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast


Ben Stiller


Justin Theroux (screenplay), Ben Stiller (screenplay), Etan Cohen (screenplay), Ben Stiller (story), Justin Theroux (story)

Did You Know?


The Flo Rida hit "Low" played on the cell phone by Les Grossman was added during post-production after the song became a radio hit.


Alpa Chino: And why am I in this movie? Maybe it's because I just knew I had to represent, because they had one good part in here for a black man and they gave it to Crocodile Dundee!
Kirk Lazarus: Pump your brakes, kid. That man's a national treasure.
Alpa Chino: I just wanted to ...
Kirk Lazarus: ...


After Tugg (Ben Stiller) split up from the group, the three can be seen walking through the jungle. Jeff (Jack Black) is walking at the end of the group and shot from 3 different angles while claiming he's tired of carrying the gun. The way of carrying changes between shots from hanging from his shoulder to holding in his hands.

Crazy Credits

Tom Cruise (as Les) dances and the end credits start. Scenes from the movie are mixed in.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Action | Comedy


Release Date:

13 August 2008


English, Mandarin

Country of Origin

USA, UK, Germany

Box Office


$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

RUR 53,779,966 (Russia) (17 August 2008)


$110,515,313 (USA)

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