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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

PG-13  |   |  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 '70s, 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 4, has embraced diversity and has hired a beautiful new female anchor named Veronica Corningstone. While Ron Burgundy and the rest of the Channel 4 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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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$28,416,365 (USA) (9 July 2004)

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$1,492,415 (Australia) (5 November 2004)
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Ben Stiller:  The original choice for Brian Fantana appears as an anchor for the Spanish-language news team. 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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sophomoric attempt at humor
22 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You have to have the right mindset to get anything out of this movie. I came to laugh but after the first 20 minutes my only thoughts were of "what was I missing to sit through this"? I simply felt cheated when I left the theater.

Laughing is something you shouldn't have to work at, but here the humor was hard to uncover. Ferrell's humor reminds me of the old sports adage "You can't win by just throwing your jockstrap out on the field (or floor), you must actually play the game." Ferrell walks into a scene and looks or says something stupid and we're expected to laugh? How about this line; "I love lamp, I love carpet...".


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