Cast and Crew: Ben Stiller (Director, Co-Writer, Co-Producer, Star); Etan Cohen (Co-Writer); Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Jay Baruchel, Steve Coogan, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Nick Nolte, Tyra Banks, Matthew McConaughey, Yvette Nicole Brown, Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Bateman, Lance Bass, Alicia Silverstone, Tobey McGuire
What it’s About: A series of mistakes on the shoot of a Vietnam War movie results in the actors finding themselves fighting a group of drug runners…
Why Watch it Today: Apocalypse Now, one of the many films spoofed in today’s film and arguably the best movie about the Vietnam War, was released on this date in 1979.
This is one of those films I thought I’d dislike a lot, but it surprised me and was one of my favorites of that year. Granted, I thought it was a wee bit too long and some of the jokes wore themselves out before the ending. But overall, I was laughing more than I thought I would.