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TROPIC THUNDER [Director's cut]

TROPIC THUNDER <span>[Director's cut]</span> artwork

TROPIC THUNDER [Director's cut]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 116m 5s

Ratings Info Contains strong language, sex references and comic bloody violence

Director(s) Ben Stiller

Cast includes Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr, Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Danny R. McBride, Steve Coogan, Bill Hader, Nick Nolte, Brandon Soo Hoo, Reggie Lee, Tom Cruise, Matthew McConaughey

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 25/09/2008

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

TROPIC THUNDER is a comedy adventure film about a group of Hollywood actors who go to the jungle to make a movie.


There is strong language (e.g. 'motherf**ker' and 'f**k').


There are strong verbal sex references. A character experiencing drug withdrawal makes some graphic remarks by way of solicitation to a character he believes to be gay.


There is some blood and gore in a comic context.

There are drug references as one of the characters is a drug addict, and some scenes feature a jungle heroin factory.

One of the 'actors' within the film is shown to have once made a film as a mentally disabled man and several spoof scenes from this film are shown. In addition, one of the principal 'actors' is a white man who has 'blacked up' for the role in the film-within-a-film. These are all within a comic/ spoof context.


Title Information
Director's cut
Paramount Home Entertainment (UK)
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
116m 5s
BBFC reference

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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