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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 | Spanish

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

In the television series, Mad Men, that made Jon Hamm a star a character asks in Season 3, Episode 5 if a man actually "threw a desk chair at the window only for it to bounce back and hit him". Jon Hamm does that very thing in this film. See more »

Goofs

The scenes at The Sandpiper bar in Spokane were shot at North River Tavern in Sandy Springs, GA. When the taps at the bar are visible there are several breweries shown that are not available in Spokane. See more »

Quotes

Randy: [to Jerry] Yeah, you're really good at tag.
Hoagie: Yes, but you've kind of missed the point. I mean, it's not about trying to get away from each other. It's actually about having a reason to be around each other. You know?
Jerry: [Quietly] Yeah.
Hoagie: I mean, Ben Franklin said it best. Am I right? "We don't stop playing because we grow old."
HoagieRandyCallahanAnna Malloy: "We grow old because we stop playing.""
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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 »

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Referenced in Conan: Chris Hardwick/Leslie Bibb/Nore Davis (2018) See more »

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Crazy Train
Written by Ozzy Osbourne (as John Osbourne), Bob Daisley (as Robert Daisley) and Randy Rhoads
Performed by Ozzy Osbourne
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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You don't stop playing because you grow old.
15 June 2018 | by pinemaplesSee all my reviews

Tag is such a fun movie. The lengths these guys go to for their game is honestly inspiring, as is any instance where people put way too much effort into something so silly (see "Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf"). Ed Helms has made a career out of having fun, and seeing him in this movie with Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner is just part of that magic that brings out the kid in all of us. You don't stop playing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop playing.


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