Director: Ben Stiller
Writer: Ben Stiller, Etan Cohen, Justin Thoreau
Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte, Brandon Jackson, Steve Coogan
Released: August 21, 2008
Rating: (MA)
Runtime: 107 minutes
Story: In the action-comedy "Tropic Thunder," Ben Stiller plays pampered action superstar Tugg Speedman, who 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 hiphop-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.
Robert Downey Jr. Kirk Lazarus
Anthony Ruivivar Platoon Sergeant Shot in Head
Jack Black Jeff Portnoy
Jay Baruchel Kevin Sandusky
Brandon T. Jackson Alpa Chino
Ben Stiller Tugg Speedman
Eric Winzenried Chopper Pilot
Steve Coogan Damien Cockburn
Valerie Azlynn Damien's Assistant
Matt Levin Cameraperson
David Pressman First Assistant Director
Amy Stiller Script Supervisor
Danny McBride Cody
Dempsey Silva Special Effects Assistant