Tropic Thunder

Factual error: The rocket that little Tran fired at the helicopter towards the climax travels much too slowly. Peck would not have had time to react to it if it moved at a proper speed, much less throw a heavy mechanical device through the air to intercept.

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Factual error: In the helicopter scene at the end of the movie, after the RPG is launched at the Huey Helicopter, Danny McBride pulls back violently on the cyclic stick between his legs to avoid the rocket, but instead of moving backwards, the helicopter ascends in altitude, which would only happen when the pilot pulls up on the collective stick, located on his left. Pulling back on the cyclic with that amount of force would have certainly caused the helicopter to crash into the trees located behind the aircraft.

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Factual error: Pandas do not roam in Southeast Asian jungles. (00:50:10)

Continuity mistake: When Jeff Portnoy is tied to the tree, he changes from having trousers to having just Y-fronts on several times. Usually happens between shots of the group and shots of just him.

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Kirk Lazarus: I don't read the script. The script reads me.

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Trivia: In the movie, Robert Downey Jr.'s character of Kirk Lazarus, who is in character as Lincoln Osiris, says he won't drop character until after the DVD commentary. In the DVD commentary Robert Downey Jr. actually stays in character as Lincoln Osiris until the scene where Kirk Lazarus also drops the character. At this point in the commentary, Downey Jr. adopts Lazarus' "real" Australian accent and stays in that character.

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Question: What are the name of the 2 songs Tom Cruise is dancing to in this movie?

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Chosen answer: The first is "Low" by Flo Rida and the last is "Get Back" by Ludacris. both songs are on the Tropic Thunder soundtrack.

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