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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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Cast

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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Taglines:

It's Kind of a Big Deal

Genres:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anchorman 2 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$127,352,707

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,952,707
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (supersize edition)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sacha Baron Cohen: As a BBC reporter. See more »

Goofs

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was set in the mid-1970s, close to 1976. Walter Burgundy wasn't born yet in that film, yet in the sequel, set in 1979-1980, Walter is now 7 years old. See more »

Quotes

[giving the sports recap, featuring several home runs in rapid succession]
Champ Kind: Whammy! Whammy! Whammy! Whammy! Whammy! Whammy! Whammy! Whammy! Whammy! Whammy! Whammy! Whammy! Whammy! Whammy! Whammy! Back to you Ron.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 5 June 2013 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is It
Written by Kenny Loggins (as Kenneth C. Loggins) and Michael McDonald
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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An abomination
23 December 2013 | by Ammad-FarooquiSee all my reviews

I am extremely disappointed with this movie. I was a huge fan of the original and can quote you every single line from that movie however, my expectations weren't too high for this movie because I knew it couldn't be as good as the original. But I was not expecting this movie to be this bad

The story line was awful. The parts of it didn't fit and it kept jumping from scene to scene. They tried to use Brick a little more which in my opinion failed miserably. There were many lulls within the movie. At one point, I actually thought about walking out.

I can't believe they actually released this movie. Did they not watch it again themselves?

Will Ferrell, you have destroyed your magnum opus.


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