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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:
... 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)
... Chris / George Clooney / Danny Glover / Ethan Hawke / Additional Voices (voice)
... Lisa (voice)
Masasa Moyo ... Sarah (voice) (as Masasa)
... Spottswoode (voice)
... I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E. / Chechnyan Terrorist (voice)
... Alec Baldwin (voice)
Chelsea Marguerite ... French Mother (voice)
... Jean Francois (voice)
... Samuel L. Jackson (voice)
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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

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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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Release Date:

15 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American Heroes  »

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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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When Team America arrives in Cairo and they are moving to the tavern, there is a mosque in the background. This is the Mohammad Ali mosque (aka the Alabaster Mosque) in Cairo. See more »

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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 »

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[first lines]
French puppeteer: Sacre bleu!
[gibberish]
French puppeteer: Oh, hello!
French Mother: Jean-Francois? Jean-Francois?
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The Paramount Pictures logo animates backwards: first it is shown in its finished form, then the stars fly away into darkness. See more »

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Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Bu Dunyada Askindan Olmek
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Written by Kubat
Performed by Kubat
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A Nutshell Review: Team America World Police
24 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is crude, rude, politically incorrect, but hell yeah, a whole lot of fun! Well, what do you expect from the makers of South Park?

The setting of the movie is Today - in the wake of 9/11 and of transnational terrorism. Team America's the world police, equipped with "Thunderbirds"-like firepower and fancy transportation, whose mission is to strike at terrorists around the world. And what more, the main baddie's North Korea's Kim Jong Il and his band of middle eastern terrorist posse with WMD... hmm... a little too close to reality for comfort?

This film is so full of itself/America that it gets most of its laughs from there. From location settings that takes reference point from America, to the current inane insensitivity of American forces on foreign soil, to pointing fingers at bad Intelligence, it is all insane fun from the beginning when pandemonium strikes, that you start to wonder who actually does more damage - Team America, or the terrorists themselves.

Another highlight of this movie is the songs! When you first hear the Team America Theme, with it's "America! F* YEAH!", you know you'd had better pay attention to the lyrics of songs to come, some of which pokes fun at Pearl Harbour, pokes fun at film-making (the use of montages), and you even have Kim Jong Il doing a solo number! As with most slapstick comedies, sometimes you just gotta spoof some classics, which includes Star Wars, Matrix and Top Gun. Also, if you enjoy MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch, then you'll also enjoy the numerous fight sequences in Team America, which is just as creative in its decapitations, and as bloody.

Another infamous scene that got a lot of attention, was the sex scene between 2 lead puppets. It's no holds barred, puppetry porn. Whatever positions you can think of, it's mimicked on screen. Moreover, the conversational dialogue that led them to making love, is totally inane.

Look out for appearances by familiar Hollywood faces, and political figures like Hans Blix, Tony Blair, etc, used without their kind permission more like, as they're put in really bad, but hilarious, light.

America, F* YEAH!


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