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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 them, 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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Adam McKay
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Ron Burgundy
Steve Carell ... Brick Tamland
Paul Rudd ... Brian Fantana
David Koechner ... Champ Kind
Christina Applegate ... Veronica Corningstone
Dylan Baker ... Freddie Shapp
Meagan Good ... Linda Jackson
Judah Nelson ... Walter Burgundy
James Marsden ... Jack Lime
Greg Kinnear ... Gary
Josh Lawson ... Kench Allenby
Kristen Wiig ... Chani Lastnamé
Fred Willard ... Ed Harken
Chris Parnell ... Garth
Harrison Ford ... Mack Tannen
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Storyline

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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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

After reading his first GNN broadcast, Ron gives a fist pump and says a quiet "Yes! Nailed it!" which mirrors Veronica's from the first movie. See more »

Goofs

Ron speaks of Cujo to mean a large scary dog. Such a connotation comes from the Stephen King source novel for that movie, which was published in 1981, just one year too late for this movie's setting. See more »

Quotes

Champ Kind: We use mainly bats.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Five different cuts of the film exist, which was specially prepared for certain territories:
  • The US Theatrical Version (running for around 119 mins)
  • The UK/Australian Theatrical Version (running for around 118.5 mins)
  • The International Theatrical Version (running for around 113 mins)
  • The Extended Version (running for around 123 mins)
  • The Super-Size Version (running for around 143 mins)
The US Theatrical Version version does not appear on any Blu-ray releases outside of the United States. Similarly, the UK/Australian Theatrical Version is only available on Blu-ray in those two territories. Non-US and non-UK home video releases include only the International Theatrical Version, although the UK and Australia editions also include the Super-Size Version. See more »

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Soundtracks

Lonesome Billy
Written & Performed by Ennio Morricone and Peter Tevis
Courtesy of NBC Studios LLC
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26 December 2013 | by scott_thompson7454See all my reviews

That was the first thing I said as I left the cinema. Was that the best they could come up with after all these years? I'm a huge Anchorman fan, but whereas the first one felt fresh and to the point, this one is flabby and overlong. It's not terrible and it did make me laugh a few times, but I expected so much more. The 24 hour news channel is a good hook on which to hang the gags and setpieces but unfortunately Ferrell and McKay don't seem to know what to do with it, so they settle for recycling material from the original. By way of example, the mahoosive news reader fight scene from Anchorman is repeated here; the first time around it was funny and surprising, this time it's lazy and stuffed full of tedious cameos by Will Ferrell's showbiz mates. So much wrong with this film: sidelining Veronica Corningstone; not enough Baxter; a subplot in which Brick gets a girlfriend, no laughs there, it's just odd and creepy; pointless roles for Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear; a recurring thread of racial humour that is cringeworthy at best and at worst offensive. All of which leaves you asking: why, Ron Burgundy, why?!?


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anchorman: The Legend Continues See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,232,425, 22 December 2013

Gross USA:

$127,352,707

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,649,931
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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