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Team America: World Police (2004)

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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Chris / George Clooney / Danny Glover / Ethan Hawke / Additional Voices (voice)
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Lisa (voice)
Masasa Moyo ...
Sarah (voice) (as Masasa)
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Spottswoode (voice)
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Alec Baldwin (voice)
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French Mother (voice)
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Jean Francois (voice)
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Storyline

The North American counter-terrorism force Team America attacks a group of terrorists 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, infiltrating a terrorist organization in the hope they will disclose their plan of destroying the world. 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, Team America tries to avoid the destruction of the world. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Putting The "F" Back In Freedom. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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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

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$32,774,834 (USA) (7 January 2005)
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Trivia

Most of the Korean spoken in the movie is not Korean, but rather Asian-sounding gibberish. Three exceptions are
  • 1) When the North Korean soldier is torturing one of the team members, he is saying, "Die, you bastard."


  • 2) When Kim Jong-il tells his soldiers to salvage Team America's planes after the ambush, the soldiers reply with, "Yeh," which is "Yes".


  • 3) When Gary enters the North Korean palace, the North Korean soldiers are shouting, "Who are you, you bastard?"


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Goofs

When we first see Gary taking Lisa's card, there is no nail on his thumb. Later, right after the song, he is looking at the card again, and you can see a nail on his thumb. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
French puppeteer: Sacre bleu!
[gibberish]
French puppeteer: Oh, hello!
French Mother: Jean-Francois? Jean-Francois?
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Crazy Credits

"Alec Baldwin, Hans Blix, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Janeane Garofalo, Danny Glover, Ethan Hawke, Helen Hunt, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Jennings, Kim Jong Il, Michael Moore, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen, and Liv Tyler did not authorize the use of their names or contribute any performances to this motion picture." See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Stargate SG-1: 200 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Magic Carpet Ride
Written by Rushton Moreve (as Rushton John Moreve) and John Kay
Performed by Steppenwolf
Courtesy of MCA Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The very funny highs make up for any of the lows...
2 December 2004 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

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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