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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

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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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$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

During an interview on Attack of the Show, Adam Mckay claimed he was initially reluctant to cast Mark Wahlberg. He worried that a more traditional actor like Wahlberg couldn't keep up with a cast famous for improvising. Mckay later admitted that Wahlberg adapted perfectly within minutes of shooting the first scene. See more »

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The second generation Prius (which Allen drives) does not have a button to open its lift-gate from the inside. See more »

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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 The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)
Written and Performed by Phil Collins
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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An action spoof that hits most of its targets (if not all). Ferrell and Wahlberg are hilarious
15 October 2010 | by (Penang, Malaysia / Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

Will Ferrell is back since the disappointing "Land of the Lost"! Who knew Mark Wahlberg could be genuinely hilarious? "The Other Guys" is the latest comedy to poke fun at the buddy cop genre, but this one is one of the best because the actors and director knew what they were doing.

Ferrell and Wahlberg have terrific chemistry and both of them have perfect comedic timing. But let's not forget the other supporting actors (too many to list here), as all of them have some memorable and quotable lines.

The jokes weave through slapstick and crude territory, while not being overly vulgar and overdone. The story is actually pretty engaging, as it is a genuine cop mystery at its core, but it is used as a vehicle for all the jokes to come in. And the jokes kept coming and had the entire audience laughing as well, this one the loudest compared to the previous Steve Carell entries "Date Night" and "Dinner For Schmucks". Sorry Steve, this year Will and Mark stole the audience.

Having said that, the production design, cinematography, editing, stunts/special effects are good, and the direction by Adam McKay is lighthearted and brisk. McKay is seriously becoming a big name in comedy film directors, and here is another memorable feather in his cap.

Overall, if you are in need of a laugh, see this movie A.S.A.P. This one is one of the funniest movies in years, and that's being honest.

Overall rating: 73/10


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