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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 9 July 2004 (USA)
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Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ron Burgundy
... Veronica Corningstone
... Brian Fantana
... Brick Tamland
... Champ Kind
... Ed Harken
... Garth Holliday
... Helen
... Tino
... Eager Cameraman
... MC
... Bartender
... Waiter at Tino's
... Stage Manager
... Hot Blonde
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Storyline

In 1970s San Diego, journalism was a well respected profession and people actually cared about what they saw on TV. And the top rated anchor man in the city is Ron Burgundy. He enjoys his run at the top, and has for the last five years. And his news team is equally as good as he is. Professional jock and former professional baseball player Champ Kind handles the sports, the curiously dim witted Brick Tamland - who's a few channels short of a cable subscription - handles the weather, and ladies' man Brian Fantana - whose collection of fine scents would be in the Guinness Book Of Records - handles the on-field reporting. But now all that is about to change forever. The TV station Burgundy works for, Channel 4, has embraced diversity and has hired a beautiful new female anchor named Veronica Corningstone. While Ron Burgundy and the rest of the Channel 4 news team enjoys fighting with competitors, drinking, and flirting with the ladies, Veronica quietly climbs her way to the top. And ... Written by halo1k

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They bring you the news so you don't have to get it yourself. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual humor, language and comic violence | See all certifications »

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9 July 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,416,365, 11 July 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$85,288,303

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,574,188
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Trivia

John C. Reilly was offered a role, but turned it down because he was filming The Aviator (2004). He says that he regrets the decision. He was cast in a cameo in the sequel. See more »

Goofs

During the opening scene, the view from the helicopter shows an Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer. these ships were not even planned in the time period of the film and the first one wasn't commissioned until 1991. See more »

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Bill Lawson: [narration] There was a time, a time before cable. When the local anchorman reigned supreme. When people believed everything they heard on TV. This was an age when only men were allowed to read the news. And in San Diego, one anchorman was more man then the rest. His name was Ron Burgundy. He was like a god walking amongst mere mortals. He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo. In other words, Ron Burgundy was the balls.
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The end credits feature outtakes from the film, as well as one outtake from the film Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) See more »

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References Triumph of the Will (1935) See more »

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Don't Waste Your Time
18 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I don't know how other user comments can say that Will Ferrill is a genius. A genius at what? This movie? This was one of the stupidest movies I have ever seen. Funny? There are some funny moments in it, but not many. The intentional jokes are pushed too hard and come off limp. I don't know how a person's arm being cut off, a dog being kicked off a bridge, a woman (played by the poor Christina Applegate) being called a dirty bitch, can be funny. They could have done many funny things with this movie about an anchorman, but they failed to do so. So my advice to everyone is to not waste your time and wait until it comes to a free library near you.


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