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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


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:

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


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

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Technical Specs


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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Allen and Terry are crossing the bridge in the Prius, a Volvo semi-truck can be seen next to them on the driver's side. When the angle changes to an overhead shot, without the dialogue breaking, there is no truck there. 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 »


References Saved by the Bell (1989) See more »


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By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Contains a sample of "Stayin' Alive"
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By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Wahlberg and Ferrell Deliver Hilariously
29 July 2010 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I saw the advanced screening tonight in New York City and it was hilarious. The dry humor was tremendous and the chemistry between Marky Mark and Will Ferrell is unmatched. They were so funny together it was great. The story of the movie is pretty predictable but there legit is non stop laughter through the entire film. The only draw back was the length of the movie, they could have trimmed it a bit but overall it's a solid summer comedy. Dare I say this was Will Ferrell's best performance since Anchorman. It's certainly one of those movies you will be quoting with your friends for a long time. The entire theater was laughing throughout the entire thing..Great movie...go check it out.

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