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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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It's Kind of a Big Deal

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

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18 December 2013 (USA)  »

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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

When the Winnebago is rolling, a bat can be seen flying near the window at one point, in reference to the bats served in Champ's restaurant. See more »

Goofs

When Ron Burgundy asks, "Know what movie I watch every Christmas?" Brian Fantana says, "Six Pack with Kenny Rogers?" See more »

Quotes

Wes Mantooth: You made one mistake today. You messed with somebody from San Diego.
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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". See more »

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

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Old Friends
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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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