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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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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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Did You Know?


Marc Shaiman composed songs and a score for the movie, but the score was rejected by Paramount execs about three and a half weeks before the movie was released. Harry Gregson-Williams was hired to rewrite the score and compose it at the 11th hour. Shaiman's songs, however, still remain in the finished film. See more »


When the world leaders meet at Kim Jong-il's peace conference the sign above Tony Blair's head reads as England. Tony Blair was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (which consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), not just England. 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 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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Forbidden Bitter-Melon Dance
Written and Performed by 'Jeff Faustman'
Courtesy of Faustunes
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User Reviews

Well Worthwhile, But Not For The Squeamish
2 January 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Fans of Parker and Stone's prior efforts will both love this, and know what to expect from this. Politically, no group is left unsatirized: from the idiotic faux-country patriotic music, to know-it-all leftie actors being portrayed as goon puppets (the more self-important members of the Tim Robbins and Sean Penn fan clubs may want to skip this), no group escapes without being ridiculed.

Of course, what one would expect besides savage social commentary is gross-out humor, and that is present in droves. This has the best puppet vomiting scene since "Meet The Feebles." In addition, there is: puppet "marital relations," puppets being blown up, puppets being fed to cats, puppets being fed to sharks... All the puppets are done in the style of "Thunderbirds" (the old TV show, not the dismal failure of a live-action movie). And the songs are hilarious too! "'Pearl Harbor' sucks and I miss you" is one of the funniest songs you will ever hear.

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