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Tropic Thunder

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Original title
Tropic Thunder
Running time
107 min.
United States United States
Ben Stiller, Etan Cohen, Justin Theroux (Story: Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux)
Theodore Shapiro
John Toll
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DreamWorks SKG
Comedy. War. Action | Satire. Film In Film
Synopsis / Plot
Pampered action superstar Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller) is cast in the biggest, most expensive war movie ever produced. He sets out to Southeast Asia with a "Who's Who" of celebrity co-stars. They include Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), an intense, three-time Oscar®-winning actor; Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black), star of the popular gross-out comedy franchise "The Fatties"; multi-platinum hip-hop-star-turned-entrepreneur-turned-actor Alpa Chino (Brandon T. Jackson); and first-timer Kevin Sandusky (Jay Baruchel). Soon after the production begins the actors are thrown into a real-life situation and are forced to become the fighting unit they're portraying, in order to find a way out of the jungle in one piece.
2008: Nominated for Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr.)
2008: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actor (Downey Jr. & Cruise)
2008: Nominated for BAFTA: Best Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr.)
2008: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Supp. Actor (Downey Jr.)
2008: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Comedy Movie. 2 Nominations
2008: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Downey Jr.)
2008: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Supp. Actor (Downey Jr.)
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