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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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Release Date:

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 Hartley Building is actually the Bank of America building in downtown Albany, NY, formerly Norstar Plaza. See more »

Goofs

When they receive the glasses of water from the assistant the doors are actually quite a distance from the desk, yet as you see the assistant come through them with the water she is right at their chairs in the next shot when it would've taken her much longer to get to them. You can tell that no extra time had elapsed because the dialogue was continuous. 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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An outtake between Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg at the restaurant plays after the end credits. See more »

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References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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Monday, Monday
Written by John Phillips
Performed by The Mamas and the Papas (as The Mamas & The Papas)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Laughs at all ages!!
9 August 2010 | by (US) – See all my reviews

I saw the film with my 60-year-old mom and my teenage son and we all cracked up throughout the film--sometimes at different things and to different degrees. That's touching a true cross-section!! Although the latter 1/3 of the movie isn't quite as funny as the first 2/3, it still brought the laughs. I can't imagine why anyone who enjoyed Will Ferrell in Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and Step Brothers would give this movie anything below 7 stars.

Maybe the reviewer who said that everyone didn't get the comic references was on to something...although I can't imagine why people wouldn't. There are humorous references about modern technology, sports, pimpin', geriatrics, !! Who can't find something in one of those to laugh at?!? lol

I say DEFINITELY check it out for yourself! I needed a good laugh and I got one...even some true tears of laughter.


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