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.
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
Multiple references to 9/11 make it clear that this movie is set in the 2000s, but when the world's leaders convene in Jong-Il Kim's palace, a sign indicates that the country Zaire is present and its representative looks like Mobutu Sese Seko with his signature leopardskin toque. Mobutu died in 1997 and Zaire was renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the same year. See more »
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There are no opening credits beyond the title. See more »
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 May 17th 2005. See more »
The one thing I noticed while attempting to breathe during this movie was that people were walking out in between bursts of hysterical laughter.
Unfortunately, this movie is not for everyone. I wish it didn't offend some but it does. So, if you want to know whether you will enjoy this film or not, you must answer "yes" to the following:
1. I am not offended by the "F" word. Being repeated 300 times.
2. I am not offended by intense marionette sex.
3. I am not offended by racial satire.
4. I am not offended by ridiculous political satire.
5. I am not a member of the Film Actor's Guild.
If you're like me and have answered "yes" to the above five questions, go see this film. You will laugh so hard it will hurt and you will giggle about it for the next week thereafter.
I have to say that I am very desensitized when it comes these kinds of films, and I'd say that Team America has raised the bar in derogatory humor. But that only made it more hilarious. I give it 5 stars, two thumbs up, 10 out of 10; it was flawless. But...
On the other hand, if you're not like me, you might find yourself walking out by the third time you hear the song, "America, F*** Yeah!"
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