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Author: Ben StillerStuart CornfeldEric McLeodJustin TherouxEtan CohenAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Director's cutView all editions and formats
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Watch John 'Four Leaf' Tayback as he fights a gruesome battle during the Vietnam War. But, this is actually a scene from 'Tropic Thunder, ' a big-budget adaptation of Tayback's wartime memoir. Starring as the central platoon are Speedman, Lazarus, Chino and Portnoy, as well as young character actor Kevin Sandusky. To play the character of African American Sgt. Osiris, Lazarus dyes his skin dark and refuses to break  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War films
Action and adventure films
Feature films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Stiller; Stuart Cornfeld; Eric McLeod; Justin Theroux; Etan Cohen; Jack Black; Robert Downey, Jr.; Nick Nolte; Steve Coogan; Jay Baruchel; Danny McBride; Brandon T Jackson; Bill Hader; Brandon Soo Hoo; R T Lee; Trieu Tran; Matthew McConaughey; Tom Cruise; Dreamworks Pictures.; Red Hour Films.; Goldcrest Pictures.; Internationale Filmproduktion Stella-del Sud Second (Firm); Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1415744874 9781415744871
OCLC Number: 260574038
Language Note: English, French or Spanish audio with English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: "Parental advisory: explicit content. Warning: this motion picture is recommended for mature audiences only. It contains adult language and nudity."--Container.
Special features: Disc 1. Filmmaker commentary with Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Stuart Cornfeld, Jeff Mann, John Toll and Greg Hayden; Cast commentary with Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.; Disc 2. Before the Thunder; The hot LZ; Blowing $#*t up; Designing the Thunder; The cast of Tropic thunder; Rain of madness; Dispatches for the edge of madness; Deleted scenes; Extended sequences; Alternate ending; Make-up test with Tom Cruise; MTV movie awards : Tropic thunder; Full mags; Video rehearsals.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
Credits: Director of photography, John Toll ; editor, Greg Hayden ; music, Theodore Shapiro.
Cast: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey, Jr., Nick Nolte, Steve Coogan, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Brandon T. Jackson, Bill Hader, Brandon Soo Hoo, Reggie Lee, Trieu Tran, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Cruise.
Target Audience: Not rated by MPAA.
Description: 2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, widescreen; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Disc 1. Movie --
disc. 2. Special features.
Responsibility: Dreamworks Pictures presents a Red Hour production ; directed by Ben Stiller ; screenplay by Justin Theroux & Ben Stiller and Etan Cohen ; story by Ben Stiller & Justin Theroux ; produced by Stuart Cornfeld, Ben Stiller, Eric McLeod ; a Ben Stiller film ; in association with Goldcrest Pictures Limited ; in association with International Film Production Stella-del-Sud Second GmbH & Co. KG ; distributed by Dreamworks/Paramount Distribution.

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Watch John 'Four Leaf' Tayback as he fights a gruesome battle during the Vietnam War. But, this is actually a scene from 'Tropic Thunder, ' a big-budget adaptation of Tayback's wartime memoir. Starring as the central platoon are Speedman, Lazarus, Chino and Portnoy, as well as young character actor Kevin Sandusky. To play the character of African American Sgt. Osiris, Lazarus dyes his skin dark and refuses to break from character. When a scene goes awry, the film's director, Damien Cockburn goes off. With filming a month behind schedule only five days into shooting, the real 'Four Leaf' takes Cockburn aside and suggests that he drop the actors in a real jungle and use hidden cameras to capture the action. Chaos and insanity ensue.

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