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Team America: World Police (2004)

R  |   |  Animation, Action, Comedy  |  15 October 2004 (USA)
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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)
Spottswoode (voice)
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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Did You Know?


Initially Trey Parker and Matt Stone flirted with the idea of incorporating puppets of George W. Bush and John Kerry but ultimately decided that the politics would get in the way of their comedic story. 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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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Top Gun (2014) See more »


America F**K Yeah (Bummer Remix)
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Performed by Trey Parker
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User Reviews

12 December 2004 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

As much as I hate to admit it, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are actually quite talented in a sick twisted, strange, little way. After laughing my butt off during South Park Bigger, Longer & Uncut, I couldn't wait to see this movie. I was not disappointed.

This could be by far the funniest film this year. The plot is easy to follow, as it borrows from most action flicks you see these days, but the way in which it is made is incredible. The fact that these are puppets is enough to make you laugh throughout the entire film. The jokes are funny and don't fall flat. As I was watching the opening, I thought it might run out of steam as it went on. My ticket said it went for almost 2 hours, and I wondered how it would sustain the entire time. It flew. The film is a guilty pleasure.

And parents, before you take your kids to see this, then complain it was disgusting, please read the R Rating! Sit back, relax and watch, but not with coke in your mouth. It will get spit everywhere.

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