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Release Date: August 13th, 2008

DVD Release Date: November 18th, 2008

R|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), pampered action superstar, sets out for Southeast Asia to take part in the biggest, most-expensive war movie produced, but soon after filming begins, he and his co-stars, Oscar-winner Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), comic Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black) and the rest of the crew, must become real soldiers when fighting breaks out in that part of the jungle.

Cast: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte, Steve Coogan, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Brandon T. Jackson

Director: Ben Stiller

Genres: Comedy, Action

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG, Red Hour Films

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Friend, Quest, Hilarious, Deception, 2000s, Soldier

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Like a dinner whose hors d'oeuvres are far more satisfying and well-composed than the slightly warmed-over main course. Among them are the inspired mock movie trailers and the fake ad that precede "Thunder's" opening credits. show more

  • Stiller manages his movie nicely so that all actors get their share of the comic spotlight. Seldom does an ensemble comedy not contain a single weak character or performance as does this one. show more

  • Raunchy, raucous and riotously funny. show more

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Awards

Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture