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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

 -  Comedy  -  9 July 2004 (USA)
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Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 70's, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

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In 1970s San Diego, journalism was a well respected profession and people actually cared about what they saw on TV. And the top rated anchor man in the city is Ron Burgundy. He enjoys his run at the top, and has for the last five years. And his news team is equally as good as he is. Professional jock and former professional baseball player Champ Kind handles the sports, the curiously dim witted Brick Tamland - who's a few channels short of a cable subscription - handles the weather, and ladies' man Brian Fantana - whose collection of fine scents would be in the Guinness Book Of Records - handles the on-field reporting. But now all that is about to change forever. The TV station Burgundy works for, Channel 6, has embraced diversity and has hired a beautiful new female anchor named Veronica Corningstone. While Ron Burgundy and the rest of the Channel 6 news team enjoys fighting with competitors, drinking, and flirting with the ladies, Veronica quietly climbs her way to the top. And ... Written by halo1k

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Rated PG-13 for sexual humor, language and comic violence | See all certifications »

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Box Office

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$573,025 (Australia) (22 October 2004)

Gross:

$1,492,415 (Australia) (5 November 2004)
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WILHELM SCREAM: in the fight sequence between the news groups, when Champ throws another man incredibly far into a car window. See more »

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In the beginning when the bikers are in the bar you can see a man in the back wearing a Danzig shirt with a skull logo from the 1980s. See more »

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Bill Lawson: [narration] There was a time, a time before cable. When the local anchorman reigned supreme. When people believed everything they heard on TV. This was an age when only men were allowed to read the news. And in San Diego, one anchorman was more man then the rest. His name was Ron Burgundy. He was like a god walking amongst mere mortals. He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo. In other words, Ron Burgundy was the balls.
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Don't Waste Your Time
18 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know how other user comments can say that Will Ferrill is a genius. A genius at what? This movie? This was one of the stupidest movies I have ever seen. Funny? There are some funny moments in it, but not many. The intentional jokes are pushed too hard and come off limp. I don't know how a person's arm being cut off, a dog being kicked off a bridge, a woman (played by the poor Christina Applegate) being called a dirty bitch, can be funny. They could have done many funny things with this movie about an anchorman, but they failed to do so. So my advice to everyone is to not waste your time and wait until it comes to a free library near you.


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