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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 ...
Andrew Secunda ...
Press Conference Reporter
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

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael Keaton's character Gene Mauch is named for the baseball manager of the same name, who piloted the California Angels to division championships in 1982 and 1986. Will Ferrell is an Angels fan. See more »


The shoes that Terry first wears in the ballet class scene are flat soled black sneakers. When we see him spinning around, he is wearing black split soled dance sneakers with a bendable arch. As he walks out of the class he is again wearing the flat soled black sneakers. 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 »


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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29 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

This movie is very stupid.... but I love it! Will Ferral and Mark Wahlberg are both hilarious in this. People tell me this movie is bad all the time... but I don't care. This is a movie that I watch over and over and over and over and over again and don't get tired of it. I watch it constantly while trying to go to sleep. I think I have seen this movie more than any other living person. I have memorized most of the movie (included the soundtrack) and can't get enough of it. I enjoy most of the characters in the movie and think its great. I would definitely recommend this film to most people. It's funny, cool, and awesome. WATCH THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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