R | | Action, Comedy
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.
The two characters played by Robert Downey, Jr. are named Lazarus and Osiris, the names of two resurrected characters from ancient literature.
Let's move, we only have sixteen hours before they wake up!
In the opening moments, we are told the location is "South East Vietnam." Later the specific setting is Quang Tri. During the Vietnam War, Quang Tri was South Vietnam's northernmost province. However, it is specified that Quang Tri was the location of the "set" of Tropic Thunder, not that it was the location of the events on which the film was based.
Tom Cruise (as Les) dances and the end credits start. Scenes from the movie are mixed in.
RUR 53,779,966 (Russia) (17 August 2008)
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