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We have already seen a few solid comedies debut this year, but the definition of slapstick is about to take on an entirely new meaning with the debut of Tag. The buddy comedy features an all-star cast of comedic actors like Mad Men's Jon Hamm and New Girl's Jake Johnson, and all of them throw themselves into the movie with some genuinely wacky antics on display. In fact, CinemaBlend recently sat down with Tag star Ed Helms to discuss the film, and he opened up about how the cast was allowed to go crazy with a set of souped-up golf carts while filming one specific scene. The Hangover star told us:
You know, the golf cart chase. There's a great gold cart chase scene. We got a little aggressive filming that. These were souped-up golf carts because a normal golf cart can only go what, 15 miles per hour? These had some adjustment on them, so we could actually zoom around, and things got a little wild, but we all made it. We're all okay.
Tag centers on a group of friends who get together every year and hang out, and it really seems like that shined through, because these guys had fun working on the movie together. Specifically, when it came time to film the golf cart chase seen in the movie's trailers, the ensemble was given carte blanche to go nuts with the modified engines and go wild on the set. It sounds somewhat dangerous, but Ed Helms made sure to note that everyone was okay when all was said and done.
The concern over safety was probably a big issue on the set of Tag, as the production did not entirely go off without a hitch. Specifically, Jeremy Renner suffered two broken arms while filming a stunt in the movie, the details of which sound particularly gruesome. That said, despite The Avengers star's misfortune, nothing bad happened when the time came to go wild on those carts.
If you want a closer look at our chat with Ed Helms, check out a clip from the Tag interview below!
Based on a true story, Tag tells the tale of a group of friends who have been playing the same game of Tag every May for the last three decades. However, when Jerry (Jeremy Renner) decides to retire from the game ahead of his nuptials, the group descends upon his wedding to tag him and end his perfect winning streak.
Tag opens in theaters today, so make sure to check the R-rated buddy comedy out to see the wild golf cart chase for yourselves! As always, if you are on the lookout for even more information about Tag, you can also check out our in-depth review of the film, as well as our review roundup to see what other critics are saying about it!