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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 18 December 2013 (USA)
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With the 1970s behind him, San Diego's top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York City's first twenty-four-hour news channel by storm.

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Having left San Diego for New York City, Ron Burgundy is living the high life with his wife Veronica Corningstone and son Walter Burgundy. However, when the boss decides to promote Veronica to full time lead anchor and fire Ron, everything changes. Now heading back to San Diego, Ron is washed up and working part time at Sea World. His shot at redemption though comes in the form of a man named Freddie Schapp, who's an executive producer at the Global News Network, the world's first 24 hour round the clock news channel. He hires Ron, who proceeds to reunite the news team of Champ, Brick, and Brian, and head back to New York City. While there Ron and his news team are given the graveyard shift and a challenge. Ron comes up with a radical new idea to transform the news and that puts him at the top of the game once again. But how long will Ron's newfound fame last? And will Brick finally find true love? Written by halo1k

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It's Kind of a Big Deal

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence | See all certifications »

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18 December 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anchorman 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,232,425, 22 December 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$127,352,707

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,952,707
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paramount Pictures originally announced that this film would be their last to be released on 35mm film in the United States and Canada. They later reversed that policy for a few films, such as Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and Interstellar (2014). See more »

Goofs

After Ron's failed suicide attempt, the knot in the rope changes from being in his front to his back. See more »

Quotes

Freddie Shapp: You're on the 2 AM to 5 AM slot.
Ron Burgundy: What? That's the graveyard shift!
Brick Tamland: I ain't afraid of no ghost!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits finish, we return to the scene where the news team scrambled for ideas for the "graveyard shift". Brick eats cookies under the table and waves goodbye to the audience. See more »

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References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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Driver's Seat
Written by Paul Roberts (as Paul N. Roberts)
Performed by Sniff 'n The Tears (as Snif 'N' The Tears)
Courtesy of Ace Records LTD.
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Just awful...
8 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Of all the things I expected to feel when I walked out of the cinema after seeing this film, disgusted that I paid money to watch it was not one of them.

No effort has been made to actually make this film any good, or any actual sequel to the first. The writers have just crammed it with as much stuff as they could that made the first film so brilliant, and all they succeeded in doing was making it an overblown, awkward film that leaves you knowing that during every seen they're just trying to force a laugh out of you. Its also been a long time that I was so consciously aware that the actors are just performing lines for a camera, there's nothing natural about any of them. It all feels painfully scripted, all the one liners blatantly placed just to drag a laugh kicking and screaming from your lips.

The last 45 minutes goes off on such a bizarre tangent I honestly had no idea what the hell was going on or what the purpose of any of it was.

Truly disappointed with this film, and incredibly annoyed by the knowledge that it'll be a box office smash purely because the first one is such a legendary film.


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