Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.
Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.
The North American anti-terrorist force Team America attacks a group of terrorist in Paris. Later, the leader of the organization, Spottswoode, invites the famous Broadway actor Gary Johnston to join his world police and work undercover in Cairo in a terrorist organization and disclose their plan of destroying the world. The Team America destroy the cell of terrorists, but then the Panama Canal is attacked by the criminals as a payback. Gary feels responsible for the death of many innocents and leaves the counter-terrorism organization. When the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, joins a group of pacifist actors and actresses with the intention of using weapons of massive destruction, the Team America tries to avoid the destruction of the world. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cinematographer Bill Pope was thrilled to work on the film, having spent the previous few years working with green screens for the Matrix trilogy. He said it was "like shooting a regular movie, except I'm 18ft tall." See more »
When Gary enters the tavern with the blue door in Cairo we see two hands holding and moving a band member. See more »
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The last song played at the end of the credits is best known as "You Are Worthless Alec Baldwin" and is not featured in the film itself. Kim Jong Il sings about his trials and tribulations, and his hate for Alec Baldwin. This song is not on the soundtrack album. See more »
The very funny highs make up for any of the lows...
I went into Team America expecting to see something along the lines of South Park humor, and I wasn't disappointed.
If you can't stand South Park's humor, you won't enjoy this at all. The use of marionettes was an unusual choice, but thanks to the great puppetry and designs, they work very well.
The story is just really there to serve the increasingly twisted humor of Trey and Matt's vision. And it works perfectly. There are at least three scenes which made the audience (and me) in the theater laugh out very loud - that is something that very few comedies in recent times have been able to accomplish.
I was surprised how much I enjoyed Team America; but then I really enjoy South Park. A very entertaining (adult) cinematic excursion for the South Park creators, and an impressive display of puppetry skills (for which the sex scenes will be remembered! :)
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