Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.
The North American counter-terrorism force Team America attacks a group of terrorists in Paris. Later, the leader of the organization, Spottswoode, invites the famous Broadway actor Gary Johnston to join his world police and work undercover in Cairo, infiltrating a terrorist organization in the hope they will disclose their plan of destroying the world. Team America destroy the cell of terrorists, but then the Panama Canal is attacked by the criminals as a payback. Gary feels responsible for the death of many innocents and leaves the counter-terrorism organization. When the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, joins a group of pacifist actors and actresses with the intention of using weapons of massive destruction, Team America tries to avoid the destruction of the world.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The fight between Chris and Samuel L. Jackson parodies The Matrix, which Director of Photography Bill Pope also worked on. See more »
When Spotswoode first approaches Gary backstage after his musical performance, there is a camera being pointed clearly visible on the right-hand section of the vanity mirror for a few frames. See more »
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The last song played at the end of the credits is best known as "You Are Worthless Alec Baldwin" and is not featured in the film itself. Kim Jong Il sings about his trials and tribulations, and his hate for Alec Baldwin. This song is not on the soundtrack album. See more »
US version was cut in the "puppet love scene" to receive a R-rating (original version was rated NC-17) and is to be released unrated on DVD May 17th 2005. See more »
The very funny highs make up for any of the lows...
I went into Team America expecting to see something along the lines of South Park humor, and I wasn't disappointed.
If you can't stand South Park's humor, you won't enjoy this at all. The use of marionettes was an unusual choice, but thanks to the great puppetry and designs, they work very well.
The story is just really there to serve the increasingly twisted humor of Trey and Matt's vision. And it works perfectly. There are at least three scenes which made the audience (and me) in the theater laugh out very loud - that is something that very few comedies in recent times have been able to accomplish.
I was surprised how much I enjoyed Team America; but then I really enjoy South Park. A very entertaining (adult) cinematic excursion for the South Park creators, and an impressive display of puppetry skills (for which the sex scenes will be remembered! :)
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