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Tropic Thunder

Action comedy. While shooting the epic Vietnam War film Tropic Thunder, the production quickly derails thanks to the gigantic egos of everyone involved in the production - Tugg Speedman, an action hero trying to segue out of that genre and Jeff Portnoy, a drug-addicted fat comic also attempting to change his image by taking on such a serious film. They star alongside five-time Oscar-winner Kirk Lazarus, a man who insists on immersing himself totally in a role.

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1 hour, 40 minutes

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Saturday 21:35

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Role Contributor
Tugg SpeedmanBen Stiller
Jeff PortnoyJack Black
Kirk LazarusRobert Downey Jr
Damien CockburnSteve Coogan
Kevin SanduskyJay Baruchel
CodyDanny McBride
Alpa ChinoBrandon T Jackson
Rob SlolomBill Hader
Four Leaf TaybackNick Nolte
Snooty WaiterJeff Kahn
Platoon Sergeant Shot in HeadAnthony Ruivivar
Chopper PilotEric Winzenried
Damien's AssistantValerie Azlynn
Rick PeckMatthew McConaughey
Les GrossmanTom Cruise
DirectorBen Stiller
WriterJustin Theroux
WriterBen Stiller
WriterEtan Cohen

Mark Kermode reviews Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder reviewed by Mark Kermode

"There are several bits in it that are funny"

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