1h 47min | Action Comedy | Release Date: 22.08.2008
Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller) is a pampered action superstar on the wane. His “Scorcher” series of action epics have played out, and after a desperate attempt for an Oscar® nod backfires, Speedman is counting on “Tropic Thunder” to put him back on top.
Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black) is the star of a popular gross-out comedy franchise called “The Fatties,” and now he’s looking to show the world that there’s more to him than just getting laughs from passing gas.
Aussie thespian Kirk Lazarus (Downey Jr.), the quintessential “method” actor, has won five Oscars and is always on the lookout for new challenges and ways to transform himself for his “art.”
Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. lead an ensemble cast in “Tropic Thunder,” an action comedy about a group of self-absorbed actors who set out to make the biggest war film ever. After ballooning costs (and the out of control egos of the pampered cast) threaten to shut down the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast deep into the jungles of Southeast Asia for “increased realism,” where they inadvertently encounter real bad guys. The film also stars Steve Coogan, Matthew McConaughey, Bill Hader and one Hollywood megastar who shall remain unnamed! The whole thing was directed by Ben Stiller.
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