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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

PG-13 | | 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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It's Kind of a Big Deal

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence | See all certifications »

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18 December 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anchorman 2  »

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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

At one point, Brick makes an anachronistic reference to Ghostbusters (1984) by saying "I ain't afraid of no ghost." Co-star Kristen Wiig would later star in the female-led reboot of Ghostbusters (2016). See more »

Goofs

An important element of Ron's character is that he can only read exactly what is on the teleprompter, but he starts his first broadcast with "Hello America" but the teleprompter has "Good evening America" on it. See more »

Quotes

Brick Tamland: The beauty of this soda machine pales in comparison to your beauty.
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Crazy Credits

In the "Super Sized R-Rated Version", there is an additional scene after the end credits with Brian Fantana and Champ Kind in a bar trying to pickup some girls while talking dirty to them. See more »

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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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After The Love Has Gone
Written by Bill Champlin (as William Champlin), David Foster and Jay Graydon
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire (as Earth, Wind & Fire)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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An abomination
23 December 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am extremely disappointed with this movie. I was a huge fan of the original and can quote you every single line from that movie however, my expectations weren't too high for this movie because I knew it couldn't be as good as the original. But I was not expecting this movie to be this bad

The story line was awful. The parts of it didn't fit and it kept jumping from scene to scene. They tried to use Brick a little more which in my opinion failed miserably. There were many lulls within the movie. At one point, I actually thought about walking out.

I can't believe they actually released this movie. Did they not watch it again themselves?

Will Ferrell, you have destroyed your magnum opus.


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