Overview

Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes but, unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.

  1. Ben Stiller

    Director, Screenplay, Story

  2. Justin Theroux

    Screenplay, Story

  3. Etan Cohen

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ben Stiller

    Ben Stiller

    Tugg Speedman

  2. Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise

    Les Grossmann

  3. Jack Black

    Jack Black

    Jeff Portnoy

  4. Robert Downey Jr.

    Robert Downey Jr.

    Kirk Lazarus

  5. Nick Nolte

    Nick Nolte

    Four Leaf Tayback

Full Cast & Crew

Tropic Thunder
Tropic Thunder

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Status Released

Release Information

  • August 13, 2008
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

Budget $92,000,000.00

Revenue $188,072,649.00

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