Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder

Ben Stiller
 Cast: Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
, Jack Black
Jack Black
, Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
, Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte


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Ben Stiller's satirical look at Hollywood, Tropic Thunder concerns the production of an epic Vietnam War film that quickly derails thanks to the giant egos of everyone involved in the production. Stiller stars as Tugg Speedman, an action hero trying to segue out of that genre. Jack Black plays Jeff Portnoy, a drug-addicted fat comic also attempting to change his image by taking on such a serious film. They star alongside Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), one of the world's most awarded actors, and a man who insists on immersing himself totally in a role. In this case, that means Lazarus has had his skin dyed in order to portray an African-American soldier. After their outrageous behavior lands the film's director, Damien Cockburn (Steve Coogan), in very hot water with producer Les Grossman (Tom Cruise), Cockburn takes the advice of grizzled Vietnam vet Four Leaf Tayback (Nick Nolte); in order to gain control of his performers, Cockburn drops the actors off in the jungle, planning to film the movie guerrilla-style with hidden cameras. When the group stumbles upon a heroin production camp, the actors are unaware that they are in very real danger.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/24/2017
UPC: 0032429258434
Original Release: 2008
Source: Paramount
Sales rank: 213

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Stiller Tugg Speedman
Jack Black Jeff Portnoy
Robert Downey 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
Eric Winzenreid chopper pilot
Valerie Azlynn Damien's assistant
Tom Cruise Les Grossman
Matt Levin cameraperson
Amy Stiller script supervisor
David Pressman First assistant director
Dempsey Silva special effects assistant
Justin Theroux Jan Jurgen

Technical Credits
Ben Stiller Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Etan Cohen Screenwriter
Stuart Cornfeld Producer
George Drakoulias Musical Direction/Supervision
Greg Hayden Editor
Richard L. Johnson Art Director
Francine Maisler Casting
Jeff Mann Production Designer
Eric McLeod Producer
Theodore Shapiro Score Composer
Marlene Stewart Costumes/Costume Designer
Brian Taylor Co-producer
Justin Theroux Executive Producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
John Toll Cinematographer
Dan Webster Art Director

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