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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

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 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 »

Genres:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

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:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,120,358, 17 October 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,774,834, 9 January 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,447,224, 31 December 2004
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although his score was rejected by Paramount, Marc Shaiman still conducted the orchestra in the film's scoring session. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where the team is fighting the Koreans, after Lisa says, "We lost I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E. I repeat, we have no I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E", you can see the reflection of a face in the front window of Joe's helicopter during its head on shot. 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

"Alec Baldwin, Hans Blix, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Janeane Garofalo, Danny Glover, Ethan Hawke, Helen Hunt, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Jennings, Kim Jong Il, Michael Moore, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen, and Liv Tyler did not authorize the use of their names or contribute any performances to this motion picture." See more »

Alternate Versions

US version was cut in the "puppet love scene" to receive a R-rating (original version was rated NC-17) and is to be released unrated on DVD Mai 17th 2005. See more »

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Referenced in South Park: Freemium Isn't Free (2014) See more »

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Forbidden Bitter-Melon Dance
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TEAM America....F**K YEA!!
15 April 2006 | by sarahalubSee all my reviews

Satarical, crude, and vulgar...this film is NOT to be missed.

Who would've thought that puppets swearing, having sex and killing people for two hours could be so hilarious. More to the point, who would've thought it would end up being as sharp, intelligent and socially relevant as it is...absolute genius.

Everyone gets ripped to shreds in this little gem of a film, no-one is spared...not even Matt Damon.

So if you're expecting a anti-Bush, anti-republican type of film,(a la Fahrenheit 9/11) then you're sadly mistaken. This film is a scathing attack of absolutely every aspect of the 'War on Terror', even the conscientious celebrities, and the ranting hot-dog munching Michael Moore.

not only do these guys manage to insult everyone, they even manage to throw in some parodies of other films- the action sequence in France at the start is the FUNNIEST thing I've seen this year, and the 'American' attack on Terror, in the style of so many Hollywood big budget Action films, actually had me crying with laugher.

Anyone who watches this film will totally GET the jokes-(apart from Bush maybe?)and if you're a south park fan already you will NOT be disappointed. The bit with 'lease' the musical...i rewound that bit about 5 times. So wrong, and yet so funny.

Bet the makers of 'Thunderbirds' are really p*ssed off.


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