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The Other Guys (2010)

 -  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)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,292,144 (UK) (24 September 2010)

Gross:

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

The role of Detective Highsmith was originally written with Michael Chiklis in mind. However, when offered the part, he turned it down to avoid typecasting after the series finale of his acclaimed police drama, The Shield (2002). See more »

Goofs

Before the characters exit the garage in the chase scene, they race up to a stop and you hear a loud engine revving noise. The electric motor in a Pruis wouldn't make that sound at such a low speed. See more »

Quotes

[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

Throughout the credits, graphics and text are shown describing many things, such as the comparisons between CEO salaries and their employees, various fraud schemes and how much they paid out, etc. And all the way at the end of credits, there is an outtake from the Chinese restaurant scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Icky Thump
Written by Jack White (as Jack White III)
Performed by The White Stripes
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing and Courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd.
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Funny start but fades fast
19 August 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The movie is funny to start and rolls along nicely but quickly loses all steam and finishes quite weak. Having every single character be an off center borderline nutjob loses something without any straight men to set them up or play off of. Mark Wahlberg played the straight man part well for the first half of the movie but turns as loony as everyone else before it's over. A few laugh out loud moments save the entire experience but it really could've and should've been a better film in general and certainly funnier across the board.

Not nearly as bad as Step Brothers but not half as good as Anchorman. Probably Semi-Pro and Jackie Moon levels here.


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