• Tropic Thunder (2008)

Tropic Thunder

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: Action , Comedy

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG, Red Hour Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Raunchy, raucous and riotously funny. show more

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    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

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)