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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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Trey Parker
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Cast overview:
Trey Parker ... Gary Johnston / Joe / Kim Jong Il / Hans Blix / Carson / Matt Damon / Drunk in Bar / Tim Robbins / Sean Penn / Michael Moore / Helen Hunt / Susan Sarandon / Others (voice)
Matt Stone ... Chris / George Clooney / Danny Glover / Ethan Hawke / Additional Voices (voice)
Kristen Miller ... Lisa (voice)
Masasa Moyo ... Sarah (voice) (as Masasa)
Daran Norris ... Spottswoode (voice)
Phil Hendrie ... I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E. / Chechnyan Terrorist (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Alec Baldwin (voice)
Chelsea Marguerite Chelsea Marguerite ... French Mother (voice)
Jeremy Shada ... Jean Francois (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Samuel L. Jackson (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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Freedom Hangs By A Thread. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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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Trivia

Cinematographer Bill Pope was thrilled to work on the film, having spent the previous few years working with green screens for the Matrix trilogy. He said it was "like shooting a regular movie, except I'm 18ft tall." See more »

Goofs

When Team America is fighting the Film Actor's Guild while trying to get into the peace ceremony, just after Tim Robbins is burned to death, the sound of hands clapping starts before the shot changes back over to the stage. 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

The Paramount Pictures logo animates backwards: first it is shown in its finished form, then the stars fly away into darkness. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Unrated DVD contains several deleted and alternate scenes:
  • An alternate take of the scene where Joe and Gary go over the distress signal outside the tavern. As Gary walks away, Joe tells him that he thinks Lisa has feelings for him (Gary).
  • A deleted section when Gary quits the team. First Spottswoode apologizes for letting racism cloud his judgment in Cairo. He says racism convinced him the terrorists must be middle eastern. He then uses a slur to describe Kim Jong Il and vows never to be racist again. He then expresses his hatred for Winnie the Pooh to Gary, as he (Spottswoode) believes "that c***sucking bear killed Jack Kennedy."
  • The full fight between Gary and the guards in Kim Jong's main entrance hall, that is only implied in the final cut.
  • In the North Korean prison, Chris, Joe and Sarah get into an argument with Martin Sheen and Tim Robbins over who the puppets really are.
  • A deleted scene/outtake with Trey Parker doing Spotteswoode's voice. After Gary proves he can be trusted, Spotteswoode calls him gay, causing Parker and the crew to break out laughing.
  • A brief deleted scene of a WMD going off in "Anytown, USA."
  • A deleted portion of the F.A.G. meeting where Ben Affleck, sitting next to Meryl Streep and played by a crew member's hand with the arm dressed up, going on a rant about political "interbreeding" and needing to be taken more "seriouslyer."
  • A deleted British Newscast that takes place after the Cairo mission. The newscaster announces some world leaders are pissed off at Team America, and it cuts to quick interviews with the French and Egyptian leaders.
  • A deleted scene in which Michael Moore announces he is making an anti-Team America documentary. He gets a passerby at Mount Rushmore to look into the camera and say that "Team America killed my mother" and "Team America ate my baby."
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Connections

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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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Irreverently Hysterical. 'No One' is safe!
9 October 2004 | by FilmFan777See all my reviews

Just came back from a pre-screening and I 'Loved It' No, it's not for kids in the least, total adult humor. Helps a bit if your politically savvy and know a bit about the Hollywood political types, yet either way, if you like South Park type of humor, your in for a load full of laughs.

They creatively took most every corny film shot you could think of, plenty of down right nasty language, marionettes getting shot and blown up in some pretty disgusting ways, parody songs that would make anyone blush, pop shots at world leaders, actors (big time), and anyone else you could think of and hit a home run with this as far as I'm concerned.

I wont say anymore except that these guys did a great job with this idea and I think it's going to make a mint! If you take it all in humorous perspective and not personally, (have some fun with it), this movie can take the laugh breath right out of you. As it did the whole audience just within the first 15 minutes without even a chance for a second breath.

Crude, rude, shrewd, corny, sexual, homophobic, nasty and irreverent will only begin to describe..."Team America World Police" I hope you enjoy it.


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Language:

English | French | Klingon | Korean | Arabic

Release Date:

15 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Heroes See more »

Filming Locations:

Fillmore, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,120,358, 17 October 2004

Gross USA:

$32,786,074

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,826,898
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1.33 : 1
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