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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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Trey Parker
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Cast

Cast overview:
Trey Parker ... 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)
Matt Stone ... Chris / George Clooney / Danny Glover / Ethan Hawke / Additional Voices (voice)
Kristen Miller ... Lisa (voice)
Masasa Moyo Masasa Moyo ... Sarah (voice) (as Masasa)
Daran Norris ... Spottswoode (voice)
Phil Hendrie ... I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E. / Chechnyan Terrorist (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Alec Baldwin (voice)
Chelsea Marguerite Chelsea Marguerite ... French Mother (voice)
Jeremy Shada ... Jean Francois (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Samuel L. Jackson (voice)
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic crude and sexual humor, violent images and strong language - all involving puppets | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | French | Klingon | Korean | Arabic

Release Date:

15 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Heroes See more »

Filming Locations:

Fillmore, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,120,358, 17 October 2004

Gross USA:

$32,786,074

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,826,898
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Runtime:

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Over 100 sets were built for the film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
French puppeteer: Sacre bleu!
[gibberish]
French puppeteer: Oh, hello!
French Mother: Jean-Francois? Jean-Francois?
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There are no opening credits beyond the title. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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Spoofs ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953) See more »

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Written and Performed by Trey Parker
Produced by George Drakoulias
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User Reviews

 
Team America Checklist
25 October 2004 | by stargunnerSee all my reviews

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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