• Publication date: January 31, 2014

Tropic Thunder

Three oblivious actors shoot an impromptu film featuring real-life Vietnamese drug lords.

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2008

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May 13, 2017 01:00 (KSA) ~ May 13, 2017 00:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) A burgeoning movie director named Damien Cockburn (Steve Coogan) struggles with unruly cast members while filming his latest flick: Tropic Thunder, a motion picture adaptation of a Vietnam War veteran's bestselling memoir. 

Cockburn shoots the biopic deep within the Vietnamese jungle, ordering its stars to improvise the film's script while firing dummy rounds at Vietcong -- who are actually native drug lords living within the so-called set's parameters.

Tropic Thunder was nominated for an Oscar, two Golden Globes, an MTV Movie Award, and a Teen Choice Award.  The picture earned an impressive $188 million at the box office, twice its $92 million production cost.

Duration: 107 minutes


  • Ben Stiller
  • Robert Downey, Jr.
  • Jack Black
  • Brandon T. Jackson