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Tag (2018)

R | | Action, Comedy | 15 June 2018 (USA)
1:01 | Trailer
A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.


Jeff Tomsic


Rob McKittrick (screenplay by), Mark Steilen (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
1,901 ( 232)
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Helms ... Hogan 'Hoagie' Malloy
Lil Rel Howery ... Reggie
Jon Hamm ... Bob Callahan
Annabelle Wallis ... Rebecca Crosby
Jake Johnson ... Randy 'Chilli' Cilliano
Isla Fisher ... Anna Malloy
Hannibal Buress ... Kevin Sable
Nora Dunn ... Linda Malloy
Steve Berg ... Lou Seibert
Jeremy Renner ... Jerry Pierce
Leslie Bibb ... Susan Rollins
Rashida Jones ... Cheryl Deakins
Indiana Sifuentes ... Mexican Jerry
Trayce Malachi ... Young Boy in Mall
Jock McKissic ... Security Guard at Mall

'Tag' Stars Share Favorite Childhood Pastimes

Learn how to play the "The Tickle Game" as Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, and their Tag castmates reveal their favorite childhood pastimes.

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Childhood friends Jerry (Jeremy Renner), Callahan (Jon Hamm), Randy (Jake Johnson), Sable (Hannibal Buress) and Hoagie (Ed Helms) have been competing in the same game of tag for 30 years. When Jerry gets married, he attempts to retire from the intense annual game without ever being "it," causing the other four to band together and go to extreme lengths to finally tag him. Directed by Jeff Tomsic. Inspired by the Wall Street Journal article "It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being It."

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Based on a True Story. We're Not Kidding.


Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, crude sexual content, drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Jeremy Renner mentally narrates his fighting moves when engaged in combat as well as anticipating the fighting moves of Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, and Hannibal Buress in a similar manner to his Marvel the Avengers/ Captain America Civil War co-star, Robert Downey Jr did in his fight scenes as Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. See more »


In the forest scene, Jerry places a boom box on the ground in front of a tree and presses play on the cassette deck. "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne begins to play and can be heard throughout the forest, but the reels on the cassette never turn while the music is playing. See more »


Sable: How come "bi-weekly" means both twice a week and every other week?
Sable: That's mad confusing and it's just linguistically lazy.
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Crazy Credits

Though the film opens with a caption stating it is inspired by a true story, and even closes with an image of the actual Wall Street Journal article, the credits do include the standard disclaimer about the film and its characters being fictional. See more »


References Colors (1988) See more »


Back in the Day (Remix)
Written by Redfoo, Ahmad Lewis, Gip Noble (as Gip Noble, Jr.), Cecil D. Womack (as Cecil Womack) and Linda M. Womack (as Linda Womack)
Performed by Ahmad Lewis
Courtesy of Giant Records/Warner Bros. Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Contains a sample of "Love T.K.O."
Performed by Teddy Pendergrass
Courtesy of P.I.R./Legacy Recordings
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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User Reviews

Stupid but a lot of fun
15 August 2018 | by eagleeySee all my reviews

Watch it. It's great. The jokes are mostly on point, the staging is good and even though i hat slow-mo, it really works here. Including the train of thought they play into the scene from the off. Would have gotten a better rating, if it wasn't so far over the top from time to time. And some characters could have used a bit more depth, or at least it would have been interesting.

Anyways. Good and fun movie.

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tag Brothers See more »

Filming Locations:

Spokane, Washington, USA See more »


Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,947,396, 17 June 2018

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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