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Paramount bans 'Team America: World Police' matinee showings

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By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment News | Posted: Dec 18, 2014 10:17 pm
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Following the cancellation of next week's planned release of 'The Interview', multiple theatres in the United States vowed to show matinee screens of 'Team America: World Police' including the Alamo Drafthouse in Texas, the Capitol Theater in Cleveland, and the Plaza Atlanta in Atlanta as a replacement, but according to 'The Daily Beast', the studio asked them to stop their plans.

 

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The 2004 marionette comedy 'Team America: World Police', co-directed by "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone courted controversy by it's depictions of Kim Jong Il and some of Hollywood's biggest stars, although it was a financial disappointment which grossed less than $20 million more than it's production budget. The film was released on Blu-ray in the United Kingdom and Australia last year, but not in the United States.

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