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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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NY's finest were busy. See more »

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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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6 August 2010 (USA)  »

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The B Team  »

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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

In The Departed (2006), Mark Wahlberg has his famous line, "I'm the guy who does his job; you must be the other guy." Four years later, he plays alongside Will Ferrell, as a team of half-witted cops, in The Other Guys (2010). See more »

Goofs

When Allen and Terry are at the McMannus Pub, there is a sing-along and a short, white-haired man is singing with the others. He is singing, then a different camera angle shows him standing in a different place, not singing; then the camera goes back to the original angle and he's singing again. 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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Crazy Credits

In the unrated version, the joke that Terry tells Allen after the credits finish rolling is different than the one he tells in the theatrical version. See more »


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Smoke Road
Written and Performed by Jared Kahn and Steve Carter
Courtesy of Twofro Productions
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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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