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Tropic thunder

Author: Stuart CornfeldEric McLeodBen StillerJustin TherouxEtan CohenAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Blu-ray disc : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : English : [Blu-ray version]View 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: Action and adventure films
Comedy films
Drama
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Cornfeld; Eric McLeod; Ben Stiller; Justin Theroux; Etan Cohen; Robert Downey, Jr.; Jack Black; Jay Baruchel; Brandon T Jackson; Eric Winzenried; Steve Coogan; Danny McBride; Goldcrest Pictures.; Dreamworks Pictures.; Internationale Filmproducktion Stella-del Sud Second (Firm); Red Hour Films.; Road Rebel (Firm); Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1415744866 9781415744864
OCLC Number: 274184357
Language Note: English, French or Spanish dialogue with English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Special features: cast commentary with Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey, Jr.; dailies, outtakes, improv with video intro by Ben Stiller; and more.
Credits: Director of photography, John Toll ; editor, Greg Hayden ; music, Theodore Shapiro.
Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Jack Black, Jay Baruchel, Brandon T. Jackson, Ben Stiller, Eric Winzenried, Steve Coogan, Danny McBride.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Unrated. parental advisory: Explicit content. WArning: This motion picture is recommended for mature audiences only. It contains adult language, including sexual references, violent content, and drug material.
Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen; Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD.; Blu-ray discs will only play in a Blu-ray player.
Responsibility: Goldcrest Pictures ; DreamWorks ; Internationale Filmproduktion Stella-del-Sud Second ; Red Hour Films ; Road Rebel ; produced by Stuart Cornfeld, Eric McLeod, Ben Stiller ; story by Ben Stiller & Justin Theroux ; screenplay by Ben Stiller & Justin Theroux and Etan Cohen ; directed by Ben Stiller.

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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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