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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

 -  Comedy  -  18 December 2013 (USA)
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With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.

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Having left San Diego for New York City, Ron Burgundy is living the high life with his wife Veronica Corningstone and son Walter Burgundy. However, when the boss decides to promote Veronica to full time lead anchor and fire Ron, everything changes. Now heading back to San Diego, Ron is washed up and working part time at Sea World. His shot at redemption though comes in the form of a man named Freddie Schapp, who's an executive producer at the Global News Network, the world's first 24 hour round the clock news channel. He hires Ron, who proceeds to reunite the news team of Champ, Brick, and Brian, and head back to New York City. While there Ron and his news team are given the graveyard shift and a challenge. Ron comes up with a radical new idea to transform the news and that puts him at the top of the game once again. But how long will Ron's newfound fame last? And will Brick finally find true love? Written by halo1k

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Rated R for language, drug use, sexual material and references | See all certifications »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,776,000 (USA) (20 December 2013)

Gross:

$2,175,312 (USA) (14 March 2014)
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Trivia

John C. Reilly:  as the ghost of General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. See more »

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The Ghost of General Stonewall Jackson speaks with a Deep Southern (perhaps Mississippi) accent, but Thomas Jonathan Jackson was from West Virginia & Virginia and would have spoken with a central Appalachian accent. See more »

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Ron Burgundy: Let's not down play the fact that that is Stonewall Jackson ghost right there.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits finish, we return to the scene where the news team scrambled for ideas for the "graveyard shift". Brick eats cookies under the table and waves goodbye to the audience. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.206 (2013) See more »

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Dance The Night Away
Written by Edward Van Halen (as Eddie Van Halen), Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth
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Old ... and painful
14 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The jokes are not funny. Will Ferrell is stale. A waste of time. Unfortunately, it looks as though this script was written while smoking newly legalized weed and a parody of a parody is what this turned out to be.

I find it very hard to believe the ratings on this movie and I am convinced, more than I have ever been before, that many ratings are simply a figment of marketing and that many movie viewers knee-jerk react to 'names' and slick advertising to approve of junk that under ordinary circumstances they would reject immediately. The Hollywood marketing machine has created a dud.


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