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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)
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

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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Despite almost getting an NC-17 rating in the United States, the film was promoted as a "kids and family" movie in several European countries, and rated fit for all accordingly. See more »


When Spotswoode first approaches Gary backstage after his musical performance, there is a camera being pointed clearly visible on the right-hand section of the vanity mirror for a few frames. See more »


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

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 The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) See more »


Magic Carpet Ride
Written by Rushton Moreve (as Rushton John Moreve) and John Kay
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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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