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Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 422 Ratings

Summary: A film crew is in Southeast Asia filming a Vietnam-war memoir. It's early in the shooting, but they're already behind schedule and over budget. On the day an accident befalls the novice director, the cast and crew are attacked by a gang of poppy-growing local drug dealers, except the cast and crew don't realize these aren't actors who are stalking them. The thugs kidnap Tugg Speedman, an actor whose star seems on the decline, and it's up to the rest of the ragtag team to band together long enough to attempt his rescue. But will Tugg want to leave?
Runtime: 107 min
Rating: Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, violent content and drug material.
Production: DreamWorks SKG
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Countries: USA, Germany, UK
Languages: English, Mandarin
Home Release Date: Nov 18, 2008
Director Credit
Ben Stiller Director
Writer Credit
Ben Stiller Story
Etan Cohen Screenplay
Justin Theroux Story
Principal Cast Credit
Ben Stiller Tugg Speedman - Hot LZ
Jack Black Jeff Portnoy - Hot LZ
Robert Downey Jr. Kirk Lazarus
Cast Credit
Amy Stiller Script Supervisor - Vietnam Crew
Anthony Ruivivar Platoon Sergeant Shot In Head - Hot LZ
Brandon T. Jackson Alpa Chino - Hot LZ
Danny McBride Cody - Vietnam Crew
David Pressman First Assistant Director - Vietnam Crew
Dempsey Silva Special Effects Assistant - Vietnam Crew
Eric Winzenried Chopper Pilot - Hot LZ
Jay Baruchel Kevin Sandusky - Hot LZ
Jeff Kahn Snooty Waiter - Fatties Trailer
Matt Levin Cameraperson - Vietnam Crew
Steve Coogan Damien Cockburn - Vietnam Crew
Valerie Azlynn Damien's Assistant - Vietnam Crew
Producer Credit
Ben Stiller Producer
Brian Taylor Co-Producer
Eric McLeod Producer
Justin Theroux Executive Producer
Matt Eppedio Associate Producer
Patrick Esposito Post-Production Producer
Stuart Cornfeld Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: