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Happy Birthday, Tom Cruise! Lakeshore Records Takes A Look Back At ‘Tropic Thunder’

In honor of Tom Cruise‘s birthday today, Lakeshore Records takes a look back at Tropic Thunder (rent it on iTunes), a highly entertaining film which stars Tom Cruise as the hilariously hotheaded movie producer, Les Grossman.  Composer Theodore Shapiro (Blades of GloryMarley & MeDinner for Schmucks) created a decidedly epic score which highlights the movie’s beautiful cinematography and explosive action sequences.  The various artists soundtrack is the perfect playlist for this movie: Creedence Clearwater Revival (“Run Through The Jungle”), Edwin Starr (“War”), Ten Years After (“I’d Love to Change the World”), The Temptations (“Ball of Confusion”), MC Hammer (“U Can’t Touch This”), The Crystal Method and more.

Lakeshore Records: Tropic Thunder Soundtrack

Cruise’s comical turn as the hip-hop dancing man of excess is arguably the icing on the cake in Tropic Thunder.  With an ensemble cast headlined by Ben Stiller (Megamind, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Robert Downey, Jr. (Charlie Bartlett, Zodiac), Jack Black (Year One, Be Kind Rewind), Nick Nolte (Warrior, The Spiderwick Chronicles), Brandon T. Jackson (CalifornicationFast & Furious) and Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Dragon, Million Dollar Baby), this action adventure about a movie cast who are unwittingly thrown in the middle of a drug war in the jungles of Southeast Asia is not to be missed.

Related: Three Soundtracks We Love Featuring ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ Composer Christophe Beck

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Tropic Thunder (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD
Tropic Thunder (Original Motion Picture Score): iTunes | Buy CD

Watch this interview with Tropic Thunder Score Composer Theodore Shapiro, featuring film stills from the movie:

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Tropic Thunder Soundtrack – #ThrowbackThursday – Classic Summer Album

Summer is here! The Topic Thunder Soundtrack album is a timeless classic for summer fun. Featuring songs from a diverse and respected group of artists including The Crystal Method, CCR, Ten Years After, Ja Net Dubois, Edwin Starr, Enigma and others this album is a ready made mix tape!

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Tropic Thunder Soundtrack at iTunes / Amazon

Tropic Thunder Soundtrack Album Listing:

01. The Name Of The Game (The Crystal Method’s Big A** T.T. Mix) – The Crystal Method
02. Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) – The Temptations
03. Run Through The Jungle – Creedence Clearwater Revival
04. Sadeness, Pt. 1 – Enigma
05. U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
06. Ready Set Go – Ben Gidsjoy
07. I Just Want To Celebrate – The Mooney Suzuki
08. I’d Love To Change The World – Ten Years After
09. The Pusher – Steppenwolf
10. Movin’ On Up – Ja’Net DuBois
11. Frankenstein – The Edgar Winter Group
12. Sometimes When We Touch – Dan Hill
13. War – Edwin Starr
14. I Love Tha P***y – Brandon T. Jackson

Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. lead an ensemble cast in “Tropic Thunder,” an action comedy about a group of self-absorbed actors who set out to make the most expensive war film. After ballooning costs force the studio to cancel the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast into the jungles of Southeast Asia, where they enoucter real bad guys.