Tropic Thunder

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Tropic Thunder 2008 (R)

Five actors are on location in Vietnam filming a war movie with things constantly going wrong. They wind up alone on a remote jungle location where they are mistaken for DEA agents by the local drug lords and sud denly find that prefilming boot camp train ing is coming in handy. Stiller's the action star, Black's a druggie comedian, and Downey Jr. plays an Oscarwinning Meth od actor who dyes his skin black when he discovers that his grunt character was supposed to be African-American. This also caused some controversy offscreen when some touchy types apparently didn't realize that Stiller was filming a comedy highlighting showbiz cliches. Tom Cruise cameos in a fat suit as a foulmouthed studio exec. Not yet reviewed. ?m/C Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Jay Baru chel, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Steve Coogan, Nick Nolte, Brandon T. Jackson, Tom Cruise, Mat thew McConaughey, Tobey Maguire, Justin Ther oux; D: Ben Stiller; W: Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Etan Cohen; C: John Toll; M: Theodore Shapiro.