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

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American Heroes  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,206 (Iceland) (28 January 2005)

Gross:

£4,688,765 (UK) (4 February 2005)
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Trivia

Bill Pope had planned on shooting the film with anamorphic lenses in order to replicate the classic "action film look", but was unable to because there were no anamorphic lenses available that could focus close enough to the puppets. See more »

Goofs

When Chris fires on the Korean sub, the number on the bow is 1252. The sub that fires on Chris has number 1350 on its bow. However, the next shot shows Chris passing sub #1252 with no damage to its starboard side. See more »

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

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References The Meaning of Life (1983) See more »

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Forbidden Bitter-Melon Dance
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25 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The one thing I noticed while attempting to breathe during this movie was that people were walking out in between bursts of hysterical laughter.

Unfortunately, this movie is not for everyone. I wish it didn't offend some but it does. So, if you want to know whether you will enjoy this film or not, you must answer "yes" to the following:

1. I am not offended by the "F" word. Being repeated 300 times.

2. I am not offended by intense marionette sex.

3. I am not offended by racial satire.

4. I am not offended by ridiculous political satire.

5. I am not a member of the Film Actor's Guild.

If you're like me and have answered "yes" to the above five questions, go see this film. You will laugh so hard it will hurt and you will giggle about it for the next week thereafter.

I have to say that I am very desensitized when it comes these kinds of films, and I'd say that Team America has raised the bar in derogatory humor. But that only made it more hilarious. I give it 5 stars, two thumbs up, 10 out of 10; it was flawless. But...

On the other hand, if you're not like me, you might find yourself walking out by the third time you hear the song, "America, F*** Yeah!"


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