Tropic Thunder


1h 46m 2008

Brief Synopsis

A group of self-absorbed actors set out to make the biggest war film ever. After ballooning costs (and the out of control egos of the pampered cast) threaten to shut down the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast deep into the jungles of Southeast Asia for "increa

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Kauai, Hawaii, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

A group of self-absorbed actors set out to make the biggest war film ever. After ballooning costs (and the out of control egos of the pampered cast) threaten to shut down the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast deep into the jungles of Southeast Asia for "increased realism," where they inadvertently encounter real bad guys.

Crew

Tsuyoshi Abe

Stunts

Gary Abrahamian

Animator

Steve Adcock

Camera Operator

Cisco Adler

Song

Simon Ager

Digital Effects Artist

Archie K Ahuna

Special Effects Foreman

Ron Alexus

Lighting Technician

Fahed Alhabib

Visual Effects

David T. Altenau

Visual Effects Supervisor

Hank Amos

Stunts

Chris Anderson

Visual Effects Producer

Colin Anderson

Steadicam Operator

Colin Anderson

Camera Operator

Pete Anthony

Original Music

Paul Armbruster

Grip

Roberto Arredondo

Grip

Herb Ault

Key Grip

Herb Ault

Grip

Hoyt Axton

Song

Bruce Babcock

Original Music

Ian Backer

Production Assistant

Steve Baine

Foley Artist

Graeme Baitz

Rotoscope Animator

Maria Baker

Set Designer

Tyra Banks

Other

Jeff Barry

Song

Ron Bartlett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Elizabeth Barton

Script Supervisor

Lance Bass

Other

Jason Bateman

Other

Jamie Baxter

Digital Effects

Romain Bayle

Matte Painter

Dominic Bazile

Song

Ryan Beadle

Digital Effects Artist

Benjamin Beardwood

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Aaron Becker

Visual Effects

Ricky Bell

Song

Aaron Benoit

Graphic Designer

Jordan Benwick

Digital Effects Artist

Roger Ames Berger

Digital Effects Artist

Kim Berner

Script Supervisor

Andy Bertelson

Grip

Michael Bivins

Song

Roland Blancaflor

Makeup Effects

Josh Bleibtreu

Director Of Photography

Josh Bleibtreu

Other

Rob Blue

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Bogen

Digital Effects Artist

Lisa Bolan

Visual Effects

Daniel Myers Boone

Accountant

Michael Borgstrom

Modelmaker

Carl Bourelly

Song

Doug Brandt

Visual Effects

Doug Brandt

Visual Effects Editor

Mark Breakspear

Visual Effects Supervisor

Richard J Brock

Photography

Jim Brookshire

Supervising Sound Editor

Randy Brown

Digital Effects Artist

Brian Bulman

Music Editor

Michele Burke

Makeup Designer

Barney Burman

Makeup Designer

Michael Burmeister

Location Manager

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Dieter Busch

Assistant Director

John Cairns

Digital Effects Artist

Craig Calvert

Cg Supervisor

John Campuzano

Visual Effects

Rick Canelli

Adr

Steve Cantamessa

Sound Mixer

Bryan Carrigan

Music

David Carriker

Visual Effects Supervisor

Huey Carroll

Digital Effects Artist

John C Casey

Costume Supervisor

Simon Cassels

Visual Effects

Leo C Castellano

Makeup Artist

Kenneth Catando

Transportation Captain

Aliza Corson Chameides

Digital Effects Artist

Jacob Charney

Assistant Location Manager

Mike Chavez

Camera Operator

Annie Chen

Visual Effects

Cole Chetney

Dolly Grip

John Chichester

Set Designer

Elizabeth Chodar

Casting Assistant

Don Chong

Grip

Timothy S. Christie

Dolly Grip

Daniel Chuba

Visual Effects Producer

James Churchman

Stunts

Daniel Clancy

Set Decorator

Marisa Clayton

Visual Effects

Etan Cohen

Screenplay

Kyle Cooper

Titles And Opticals

Stuart Cornfeld

Producer

Michael Coscia

Production Secretary

Mark Cotone

Assistant Director

Curtis Croeni

Assistant Editor

Keith Croket

Visual Effects Editor

Roy Cullen

Visual Effects

Martyn 'moose' Culpitt

Compositing Supervisor

Tom Cummins

Set Costumer

Greg Curtis

Special Effects Foreman

Sam Dabbs

Digital Effects Artist

Ginger Damon

Hair Stylist

Donald Davidson

Lighting Technician

Ian Dawson

Visual Effects

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Kristy Dearholt

Visual Effects

Shannon Deats

Grip

Greg Dennen

Score Recording

Greg Dennen

Music Engineer

Grant Denton

Set Costumer

Marguerite Derricks

Choreographer

Leslie Devlin

Makeup Artist

Ronnie Devoe

Song

Ivan Dewolf

Cg Supervisor

Gabriel Diaz

Visual Effects Editor

Seong Dilg

Grip

Ben Dishart

Digital Effects Artist

Jamie Dixon

Visual Effects Supervisor

Waylon Dobson

Modelmaker

George Doering

Music

Dennis Dorney

Visual Effects Editor

Ryan Dorney

Visual Effects Editor

Mark Dornfeld

Visual Effects Supervisor

Crystal Dowd

Visual Effects Producer

Jason Dowdeswell

Digital Effects Artist

George Drakoulias

Music Supervisor

Kathleen Driscoll-mohler

Casting

Janet Dubois

Song

Cristina Duncan

Accounting Assistant

Dale Dye

Advisor

Mark Ebenhoch

Advisor

Kofi W. Elam

Stunts

Michelle Elkin

Choreographer

John Ellingwood

Photography

Heather Elwell

Art Department Coordinator

Hiroshi Endo

Visual Effects

Matt Eppedio

Associate Producer

Sam Escobar

Grip

Patrick Esposito

Visual Effects Producer

Pedro Eustache

Music

Ron Evans

Grip

Paula Fairfield

Sound Effects Editor

David Fairstein

Song

Darryl Farmer

Song

Dino Fekaris

Song

Marc Ferrari

Song

Michele Ferrone

Visual Effects Producer

Peter Fiala

Modelmaker

Chris Field

Song

Michael L. Fink

Visual Effects Supervisor

Amanda Finn

Production Assistant

Michael G Fisher

Music

Jeff C Fishman

Production Assistant

Jeremy Fitzgerald

Stunts

Greg Fitzpatrick

Stunts

Paul Flanagan

Digital Effects Artist

Eric Flickinger

Sound Mixer

Oscar J Flores

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ej Foerster

Unit Director

Chris Fogel

Music

James Fogel

Music Engineer

Hal Forsstrom

Visual Effects Designer

Reggie Fourmyle

Cgi Artist

Ron Frankel

Visual Effects Supervisor

Lori Freitag-hild

Digital Effects Artist

Dave Fruchbom

Visual Effects Editor

Michael Fuchs

Production Assistant

Paul Furminger

Visual Effects Editor

Dan Garab

Boom Operator

Adam Gass

Visual Effects Editor

Lynn M Gephart

Visual Effects Producer

Ben Gidsjoy

Song Performer

Micah Givens

Song

Dan Gold

Camera Operator

Oscar Gomez

Chief Lighting Technician

Rene Gonzalez

Projectionist

Raphael Gort

Visual Effects Designer

Raphael Gort

Visual Effects

Christina Graff

Visual Effects Producer

Paul Graff

Visual Effects Supervisor

Monty Granito

Visual Effects Designer

Nick Grant

Song

Mark Green

On-Set Dresser

F Gregorian

Song

Keith Gretlein

Music Engineer

Lauren Grey

Casting Associate

Sarah Grieshammer

Digital Effects Artist

Bernhard Groinig

Song

Jay Hager

Photography

Hammer

Song Performer

Hammer

Song

Ira M Hammons-glass

Key Costumer

Brian Hanable

Digital Effects Artist

Tom Hanks

Other

Gabriel Hardman

Storyboard Artist

Zane Harker

Software Engineer

Peter Hart

Digital Effects Artist

Greg Hayden

Editor

D. M. Hemphill

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Robert S Henderson

Special Effects Foreman

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Kauai, Hawaii, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2008 award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Robert Downey, Jr.) by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Ensemble Cast by the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC).

Winner of the 2009 Artios Award for Studio Feature - Comedy by the Casting Society of America (CSA).

Released in United States on Video November 18, 2008

Released in United States September 2008

Released in United States Summer August 13, 2008

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Official Selection) September 18-28, 2008.

Owen Wilson previously attached.

Released in United States Summer August 13, 2008

Released in United States September 2008 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Official Selection) September 18-28, 2008.)

Released in United States on Video November 18, 2008