Tropic Thunder (2008)

7.0 / Rated by 1 people

106 min.
Plot  Hook-handed Vietnam veteran John "Four Leaf" Tayback's (Nick Nolte) memoir, ''Tropic Thunder'', is being made into a film. With the exception of newcomer supporting actor Kevin Sandusky (Jay Baruchel), the cast—fading action hero Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), five-time Academy Award-winning Australian method actor Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey, Jr.), rapper Alpa Chino (Brandon T. Jackson), and drug-addicted comedian Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black)—behave unreasonably. Rookie director Damien Cockburn (Steve Coogan) cannot control them during filming of a large war scene, and production is reported to be one month behind schedule. Studio executive Les Grossman (Tom Cruise) orders Damien to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation.

Acting on Four Leaf's advice, Damien drops the actors into the middle of the jungle, with hidden cameras and rigged special effects explosions to film "guerrilla-style". The actors have guns that fire blanks, along with a map and scene listing th...



Ben Stiller
Tugg Speedman
Jack Black
Jeff Portnoy (voice only)
Robert Downey Jr.
Kirk Lazarus
Steve Coogan
Damien Cockburn
Jay Baruchel
Kevin Sandusky
Danny McBride
Cody Underwood
Brandon T. Jackson
Alpa Chino
Bill Hader
Rob Slolom
Nick Nolte
Sergeant John "Four Leaf" Tayback
Matthew McConaughey
Rick "Pecker" Peck
Reggie Lee
Tom Cruise
Les Grossman


All Titles

Tropic Thunder
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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