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Tropic thunder [videorecording] / Goldcrest Pictures ; DreamWorks ; Internationale Filmproduktion Stella-del-Sud Second ; Red Hour Films ; Road Rebel ; produced by Stuart Cornfeld, Eric McLeod, Ben Stiller ; story by Ben Stiller & Justin Theroux ; screenplay by Ben Stiller & Justin Theroux and Etan Cohen ; directed by Ben Stiller.

Available copies

  • 9 of 13 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 13 total copies.

Summary:

Watch John 'Four Leaf' Tayback as he fights a gruesome battle during the Vietnam War. But, this is actually a scene from 'Tropic Thunder,' a big-budget adaptation of Tayback's wartime memoir. Starring as the central platoon are Speedman, Lazarus, Chino and Portnoy, as well as young character actor Kevin Sandusky. To play the character of African American Sgt. Osiris, Lazarus dyes his skin dark and refuses to break from character. When a scene goes awry, the film's director, Damien Cockburn goes off. With filming a month behind schedule only five days into shooting, the real 'Four Leaf' takes Cockburn aside and suggests that he drop the actors in a real jungle and use hidden cameras to capture the action. Chaos and insanity ensue.
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Baker County Library COMEDY TRO DVD (Text) 37814003054732 STORAGE - AUDIOVISUAL DVD System_Only_3months 07/22/2021 In process -
Baker County Library COMEDY TRO DVD (Text) 37814003054799 STORAGE - AUDIOVISUAL DVD System_Only_3months 07/22/2021 In process -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande DVD TROP (Text) 35178001502031 Video DVD None 02/25/2015 Available -
Echo Public Library DVD R TROP (Text) 37826000126552 Video DVD None 03/13/2009 Available -
Grant County Library DVD TROPIC THUNDER (Text) 37845000557665 DVD DVD System_Only_6months 12/15/2020 Available -
Helix Public Library DVD R TRO (Text) 37835000099032 DVD DVD None 09/15/2014 Available -
Hood River County Library DVD FIC TRO (Text) 33892005598827 Adult DVDs DVD None 03/28/2012 Checked out 09/22/2021
North Powder City Library DVD TRO (Text) 37867000038793 Videos DVD None 11/04/2015 Available -
Ontario Community Library DVD TROPIC (Text) 33330004392371 DVD DVD None 09/07/2018 Available -
Stanfield Public Library DVD T R (Text) 37875000055758 Video DVD None 08/01/2011 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library DVD TRO (Text) 33892006313036 VIDEO RACK DVD None 04/05/2018 Available -
Vale Emma Humphrey Library (Text) 37918000275792 Video DVD Branch_Only_3months 08/10/2018 Checked out 09/25/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 1415740097
  • ISBN: 9781415740095
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Special features: cast commentary with Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey, Jr.; dailies, outtakes, improv with video intro by Ben Stiller; and more.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, John Toll ; editor, Greg Hayden ; music, Theodore Shapiro.
Participant or Performer Note:
Robert Downey, Jr., Jack Black, Jay Baruchel, Brandon T. Jackson, Ben Stiller, Eric Winzenried, Steve Coogan, Danny McBride.
Summary, etc.:
Watch John 'Four Leaf' Tayback as he fights a gruesome battle during the Vietnam War. But, this is actually a scene from 'Tropic Thunder,' a big-budget adaptation of Tayback's wartime memoir. Starring as the central platoon are Speedman, Lazarus, Chino and Portnoy, as well as young character actor Kevin Sandusky. To play the character of African American Sgt. Osiris, Lazarus dyes his skin dark and refuses to break from character. When a scene goes awry, the film's director, Damien Cockburn goes off. With filming a month behind schedule only five days into shooting, the real 'Four Leaf' takes Cockburn aside and suggests that he drop the actors in a real jungle and use hidden cameras to capture the action. Chaos and insanity ensue.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for pervasive language including sexual references, violent content, and drug material.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
English, French or Spanish dialogue with English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Motion picture actors and actresses > United States > Drama.
Motion pictures > Production and direction > United States > Drama.
Hidden camera photography > Drama.
Film adaptations > Drama.
Genre: Comedy films.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.

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