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The Other Guys (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  6 August 2010 (USA)
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Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops whom they idolize -- only things don't quite go as planned.

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Storyline

Terry Hoitz's past mistakes in the line of duty and Allen Gamble's reluctance to take risks have landed them the roles of the "Other Guys", disgraced New York City police detectives relegated to filling out paperwork for cocky hero cops Danson and Highsmith. The mismatched duo must look past their differences when they take on a high-profile investigation of shady capitalist David Ershon and attempt to fill the shoes of the notoriously reckless officers they idolize. Written by The Massie Twins

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When the cops are busy... Our only hope is...

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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

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6 August 2010 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,543,162 (USA) (6 August 2010)

Gross:

$119,219,978 (USA) (12 November 2010)
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Trivia

Just before Terry and Allen are forced to turn over their evidence to the SEC in New York, there is a cut scene of a skyline. Since everything takes place in New York, one assumes that it's the New York skyline. However, if you look closely there are two tall buildings: the John Hancock building and the Prudential Tower. Both are located in Boston, Massachusetts, where Mark Wahlberg grew up. See more »

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In the scene where Allen and Terry are at the McManus pub, drinking beer, the level of liquid rises from one shot to another. Terry also leaves the pub, even though his beer is more than three quarters full. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: In New York City there's a fine line between law and chaos. On that line live Danson and Highsmith.
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Crazy Credits

In the unrated version, the joke that Terry tells Allen after the credits finish rolling is different than the one he tells in the theatrical version. See more »

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References Frontline (1983) See more »

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Let the Dragon Loose
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Will Ferrell is BACK! Mark Wahlberg is perfect.
7 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just when you think, "If you've seen one Will Ferrell movie, you've seen them all," think again. Ferrell is back and totally redeems himself from the flop that was Land of the Lost by giving one of his most genius performances to date.

It does help that Ferrell is partnered with hottie Mark Wahlberg who delivers a superbly-angst-ridden-yet-hilariously-gut-ripping performance. The movie is filled with fresh, sarcastic, and humorous one-liners, non-stop laughter, plenty of action, car chases, and explosions, and a complex plot with a thought-provoking political message. Just make sure you stay through the credits.

I cant't remember the last time I laughed out this loud and this often in a movie theater. One early particular scene in the movie in which Ferrell and Wahlberg argue over whether a lion or a tuna would win in a fight is so well acted and delivered that I was left gasping for air after laughing so hard. And don't be too sure you know who would win such fight, because their logic doesn't go the way any of us could have imagined.

I watched this movie right after I saw the painfully boring Dinner for Schmucks. But that can't be the only reason I loved this movie because the whole theater was laughing and clapping along with me, so much so, that I missed half the jokes due to the sheer volume of both. I don't know what else to say about this movie other than "Go see it--it's by far the best comedy of the summer." Parisa Michelle, www.CelebMagnet.com


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