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Tag (2018)

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nora Dunn plays Hoagie's mom in the film. She also played Louise, Schmidt's mom, in New Girl (2011), which also starred Jake Johnson. See more »

Goofs

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 Black Sabbath 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 »

Quotes

Anna Malloy: Who's bad now, bitch?
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Crazy Credits

Despite opening with a caption that tell us it is based on a true story, and a credit at the end citing the Wall Street Journal article that inspired the story, the credits also include the standard disclaimer about the film and its characters being fictional. See more »

Connections

References Predator (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Masterpiece
Written by Kenny Nolan
Performed by Atlantic Starr
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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surprisingly funny!
14 June 2018 | by fritzlangSee all my reviews

I went into this with low expectations. Honestly, an entire film about adults playing the game of tag?

I was pleasantly surprised how funny this film was! I haven't laughed this hard in a LONG time! It is a fast paced comedy that wears its R rating proudly - it is rude, crude and funny!!

This film is all about excellent acting, great direction and wonderful editing. The plot is paper thin but I was never bored..

Don't let the plot dissuade you from seeing this. I actually laughed so hard I missed a lot of the jokes! will probably buy this on bluray so I can catch up with what I missed.

Enjoy. 8/10


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