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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jalil Jay Lynch ...
Press Conference Reporter
Joshua Church ...
Hot Dog Guy (as Josh Church)


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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Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The B Team  »


Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,543,162, 8 August 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gamble's (Will Ferrell's) college flashback nickname as a pimp was "Gator", the name of the lead pimp in the blaxploitation classic Truck Turner (1974). See more »


In the scene where Allen and Terry decide to start fresh while walking through the city without shoes, several bystanders can be seen taking pictures and videos of Mark Wahlberg and Will Farrell filming the scene. See more »


[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

An outtake between Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg at the restaurant plays after the end credits. See more »


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Written by John Phillips
Performed by The Mamas and the Papas (as The Mamas & The Papas)
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Wahlberg - The angry cop
13 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

OK first off I will say that the story was just OK. But that usually happens in comedies. So you have to rely more on the film trying to make the viewer laugh. If you are a fan of Will Ferrell's comedy and Mark Wahlberg, then you will pretty much laugh throughout the film. Ferrell really gets to act like himself in this film. I mean he is playing a character, but he gets to use his typical humor. Wahlberg plays a really angry cop and some of the things that come out of his mouth will really get you laughing. I actually laughed more at Wahlberg than Ferrell. Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson are in the film a bit as the head cops; like a newer Starsky and Hutch. They were entertaining. Eva Mendes plays Ferrell's wife and she is actually entertaining. Then the chief of the police station is played by Michael Keaton. Throughout the movie he kept quoting from the group TLC. He was actually also pretty funny. You will find yourself laughing a lot throughout the film. But there are some parts where they do try to be serious and most of the time it can be a turn off in a good comedy. There are some great one liners and scenes that will stick in your mind. So a pretty good comedy and I will end by saying, I want to see Mark Mahlberg do more comedic roles, because he is pretty good in them.

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