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Tag (2018)

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

Director:

Jeff Tomsic

Writers:

Rob McKittrick (screenplay by), Mark Steilen (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tag Brothers See more »

Filming Locations:

Spokane, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,947,396, 17 June 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,547,470, 13 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,310,515, 16 August 2018
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite playing classmates, the cast members are not all the same age. Hannibal Buress (Kevin Sable) is five to twelve years younger than his co-stars. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, the group runs out of the hospital room playing tag. Earlier in the room you could see Jeremy Renner's character's wife was standing in the doorway, but in the shot immediately after you don't see her in the hallway. See more »

Quotes

Jerry: Verbal amendment. That women should be playing.
Callahan: Amendment.
Randy: Yeah, amendment.
Anna Malloy: [Realizing she is now "it.'] Oh. Oh, you just made a big mistake.
Jerry: [Jerry runs away] You're it bitch!
Anna Malloy: [Anna looks around and spots Randy] You're it now! You're going down!
Randy: You're too intense!
Anna Malloy: You're gonna suck my tiny ginger balls!
Randy: Oh gross!
Anna Malloy: You're gross!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Right before the credits, videos of the real life men who inspired this film are shown playing the game. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.147 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)
Written by Frank Black (as Charles Thompson)
Performed by Pixies
Courtesy of 4AD Ltd.
By arrangement with Beggars Group Media Limited
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Easy to watch and very entertaining :)
16 June 2018 | by shiorichuuSee all my reviews

I came in with no expectations of this movie being any good and only watched it because of an ironic inside joke between me and some friends. I was surprised at how entertaining this movie actually was! As with generally any comedy with an outrageous concept, Tag isn't highbrow and you can't really take it seriously (which is a mistake I believe a lot of the negative reviewers made here). What I loved about Tag is that they took the already interesting and humorous concept of grown men playing a kid's game and just RAN WITH IT. The action in this movie was outrageous and not at all realistic, but that's just what was needed. Tag doesn't take itself too seriously and makes the most with its initial concept, like any group of fun-loving friends would. Tag is great if you're looking for an easy watch that's hilarious and fun!


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