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Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)

Video  -  Comedy  -  28 December 2004 (USA)
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This "alternate film" companion to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) was compiled from dropped sub-plots and alternate takes. While Ron Burgundy's rivalry with Veronica ... See full summary »

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This "alternate film" companion to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) was compiled from dropped sub-plots and alternate takes. While Ron Burgundy's rivalry with Veronica Corningstone continues, a group of unprofessional thieves better known as 'The Alarm Clock' try to make the truth known, whatever that may be. Written by Rhyl Donnelly

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This film was assembled from excised footage for the film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004). See more »

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While driving to the observatory, the cars passed by are recent models as opposed to 1970s models See more »

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Ed Harken: Chris, how many times have we had this conversation?
Chris Harken: About a million times.
Ed Harken: I guess it'll be a million and one, so listen up. You cannot hang around people's houses at night wearing a ski mask.
Chris Harken: I'm not hanging out, I'm doing stuff.
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Performed by The Marshall Tucker Band (as Marshall Tucker Band)
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Very funny, but doesn't make a lot of sense
23 August 2009 | by (Cedar Rapids, IA, USA) – See all my reviews

Wake up, Ron Burgundy is allegedly made of deleted scenes from Anchorman, but while it's obvious how some scenes fit into the movie such as Ron's dangerous driving here leading to the parking scene in Anchorman, there's no way most of this would have ever fit. I assume a lot of last-minute re-shoots were involved.

Some elements work. The Alarm Clock gang is hilarious. They are a group with political goals, but seem unclear on what they are and lack any sort of grand plan. The bit with Amy Poehler as a bank teller who refuses to give them any money because they are so inept as bank robbers is one of the best in the movie. Justin Long as Ed's sullen teenage son, Chris, and Chad Everett as Jess Moondragon, Ron's mentor who won't shut up about how inappropriately he loves nature, also have some very memorable bits. Note that none of these (fairly significant) characters are in Anchorman.

Unfortunately, the movie is just a series of bits. It doesn't really come together. To some degree, this is to be expected in a movie assembled from deleted scenes, but it's more than that. The jokes get too much narrative priority, often leading to things that just don't fit in the context of the movie. Veronica Corningstone's personality is all over the place and Champ King's moment in the car goes on way too long, even though it starts well, for instance. This really hurts suspension of disbelief as it never really establishes any rules to play by.

This is a serious problem, but I'm giving the movie a 6 anyway, mainly because it made me laugh so hard I nearly vomited on several occasions, like when Brick explained what he was eating or any of Paul's attempts to explain the manifesto. In short, this is a great way to present deleted scenes. It isn't a great movie.


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