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Team America: World Police (2004)

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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.


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Cast overview:
Chris / George Clooney / Danny Glover / Ethan Hawke / Additional Voices (voice)
Lisa (voice)
Sarah (voice) (as Masasa)
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Alec Baldwin (voice)
Chelsea Marguerite ...
French Mother (voice)
Jean Francois (voice)


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

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic crude and sexual humor, violent images and strong language - all involving puppets | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American Heroes  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,120,358 (USA) (15 October 2004)


£4,688,765 (UK) (4 February 2005)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A billboard in Times Square reads "Chiodo: You Go Now." The Chiodo Brothers are responsible for the puppets seen in the film. See more »


On the "I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E." map, Egypt is shown combined with Sudan. See more »


[first lines]
French puppeteer: Sacre bleu!
French puppeteer: Oh, hello!
French Mother: Jean-Francois? Jean-Francois?
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The Paramount Pictures logo animates backwards: first it is shown in its finished form, then the stars fly away into darkness. See more »


Referenced in 'Team America': Pulling the Strings (2005) See more »


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31 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm sure plenty of parochial critics will berate this film for anti-American values during the current "war on terror"....BUT...the great thing about this film is that no one is spared being mocked. This bears the standard of a great film by expressing the ironies innate in every argument in this quasi-political tale; from socialist Michael Moore, fashionably charitable celebrities to the terrorists and the, ahem "world police." This couldn't be more accurately summed up than in one of the funniest ever analogies that is employed in this film; the "Dic*s, P*ssies, and a*s*holes, argument." This film also wonderfully parodies the standard conventions and cliché's of the action film genre to create an entertaining, and gleefully controversial film.

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