2004 Running time: 98 Certificate: 15 Rating: 4
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Synopsis

Thunderbirds go to South Park as a gung-ho squad of puppet commandos bring terrorists and Hollywood celebrities to their knees in this outrageous satire. Prepare for the offensive as South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone launch a typically inappropriate, satirical, and inspired assault on world politics and superstar egos. Team America - Flippin' Heck Yeah!

Director

  • Trey Parker

Cast

  • Trey Parker

  • Matt Stone

  • Kristen Miller

Review

If you enjoyed (or were subjected to) South Park: The Movie then you'll have a pretty good idea of what to expect from madcap creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

Team America is an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability in the fight against terrorism.

But, in subduing their enemies, they don't seem to notice that they're in fact contributing to more mass destruction than George Dubya could dream of.

With a 'blow stuff up and ask questions later' attitude, the team - made up of Hollywood look-alikes such as Kurt Russell and Lucy Lui - take the fight to lowly terrorist-types.

However, their dedication to duty in the streets of Paris manages to desecrate the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and the Paris Opera House in the process.

Regrouping, team leader Spottswoode recruits rising Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover - plucking him from his starring role in AIDS musical "Lease".

One Taliban makeover later and Gary is dropped off outside a bar in Cairo where terrorists are known to be meeting told only to 'act' his way past the guards and see what he can find out.

True to form, having inadvertently destroyed much of Cairo, including the Pyramids and the Sphinx, as well as plenty of innocents, the Team find out that the real threat comes from North Korea.

Deranged leader Kim Jong Il plans to unleash "9/11 times 2,356."

It might not be everyone's cup of tea but it's hard to resist the endless stream of visual gags, as well as a score that includes lines like "America, F**k Yeah!" and "I miss you almost as much as Pearl Harbor sucked."

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