Team America: World Police

Team America: World Police

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Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa

     
 

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Directed by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Team America: World Police is a tongue-in-cheek but nonetheless politically biting send-up of the CGI-laden, big-budget action movies that have taken an almost exclusive hold over mainstream box offices, particularly during the summer months. Inspired by the Thunderbirds, a popular 1960sSee more details below

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Directed by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Team America: World Police is a tongue-in-cheek but nonetheless politically biting send-up of the CGI-laden, big-budget action movies that have taken an almost exclusive hold over mainstream box offices, particularly during the summer months. Inspired by the Thunderbirds, a popular 1960s children's series, Team America: World Police uses similarly styled, but significantly more crass, marionette puppets in lieu of computer-generated images to breath life into an elite group of adventurers known as Team America. Their mission: to travel the world, root out its terrorists, and keep evil at bay. Aside from intentionally employing all of the hallmarks of standard action-adventure blockbuster formulas, from a prototypical hero to his communist arch-rival, the film also boasts the occasional musical number. The puppets were created by Norman Tempia along with Charles and Stephen Chiodo, the brothers behind the cult classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Team America: World Police is not based on Team America, a 1980s series from Marvel Comics, which followed a patriotic team of racecar drivers. ~ Tracie Cooper

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Bill Pearis
Having already offended just about everyone with their profanely brilliant animated series South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone set out to get the nation's dander up again -- this time with puppets. Inspired by Gerry Anderson's “supermarionette” kids' show Thunderbirds, Parker and Stone poke fun at myriad targets, including Broadway musicals, the war on terror, mindless jingoism, and politically active celebrities. Above all, Team America -- World Police skewers overblown action movies, in particular those made by mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor). The story is appropriately apocalyptic: Team America is an international police squad dedicated to maintaining global security at any cost, and it never lets things like national landmarks or the safety of innocent bystanders get in the way of nailing the bad guys. When they need to go undercover to infiltrate a terrorist organization, they recruit an actor, Gary (voice of Trey Parker), for the job. They discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il (also voiced by Parker) has hoodwinked a group of Hollywood liberals into helping him in a vast terror scheme. Of course, this is all just an opportunity for Parker and Stone to blow stuff up, as well as have the puppets do all sorts of things you never imagined, such as a lengthy and hilarious sex scene that is as graphic as can be with non-anatomically correct stars. (There is also an extended vomit gag that goes on even longer.) The best bits, though, are the Parker-penned musical numbers, including the Toby Keith parody "Freedom Isn't Free," Kim Jong Il's illuminating ballad "I'm So Ronery," and Team America's subtle theme song, "America, F#%@ Yeah!" It's a bit disappointing that Parker and Stone settle for toilet humor and cheap jokes, considering South Park’s deft handling of hot-button issues in the past; but funny is funny, and Team America provides more laughs than just about any other film in recent memory. Although Sean Penn might disagree.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2005
UPC:
0097360251944
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:38:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Team America: An Introduction; Building the World; Crafting the Puppets; Pulling the Strings; Capturing the Action; Miniature Pyrotechnics; Up Close With Kim Jong-Il; Dressing Room Test; Puppet Test; Deleted/extended scenes and outtakes; Animated storyboards; 2 theatrical trailers; Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround, French 2.0 Surround; English subtitles; Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Trey Parker Gary,Hans Blix,Joe,Kim Jong II
Matt Stone Chris
Kristen Miller Lisa
Masasa Sarah
Daran Norris Spottswoode
Phil Hendrie I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E.
Maurice LaMarche Alec Baldwin

Technical Credits
Trey Parker Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Frank C. Agnone Co-producer
Walter Anderson Sound/Sound Designer
Scott Aversano Executive Producer
John Berger Art Director
John Berger Art Director
Pam Brady Screenwriter
George Drakoulias Songwriter
Jim Dultz Production Designer
Anne Garefino Executive Producer
Harry Gregson-Williams Score Composer
Walter Hoylman Sound/Sound Designer
Eric Jewett Asst. Director
Karen Patch Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Polaire Co-producer
Bill Pope Cinematographer
Scott Rudin Producer
Matt Stone Producer,Screenwriter
Norman Tempia Production Designer
Tom Valentine Art Director
Joe Viskocil Special Effects Supervisor
Tom Vogt Editor

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Terrorize This
2. Top Gun Actor
3. Welcome to Team Base
4. Or Should I Say Hakmed?
5. I Like Balls
6. Bakalakadaka Street
7. I Promise, I Will Never Die
8. Panama Canal
9. We Have No Intelligence!
10. I'm So Ronery
11. Film Actors Guild
12. Montage
13. We're Guards!
14. Panthers
15. I'm a Smoker
16. So Long Earthlings!

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