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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

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

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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: 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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Runtime:

| (supersize edition)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Will Smith: As an ESPN reporter. See more »

Goofs

When the guys meet Brian for the first time there is a modern digital thermostat on the wall behind them. 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

In the "Super Sized R-Rated Version", there is an additional scene after the end credits with Brian Fantana and Champ Kind in a bar trying to pickup some girls while talking dirty to them. 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 Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.151 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Xanadu
Written by Jeff Lynne
Performed by Olivia Newton-John
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Snobs
30 December 2013 | by ajk08See all my reviews

Sick to death of reading reviews starting with 'I was a massive fan of the first movie', well this isn't the first movie, its a different movie, stop comparing them!

Anchorman received a big cult following for a reason, it was hilarious, awkward, weird and completely random in places. It has to to be said its one of my favorite ever comedies.

But seriously!? What did you expect, something completely different? No! I didn't! I didn't want something completely different. I wanted more Ron burgundy, and plenty more brick tamland, which is what we got. Personally loved the film and cant understand why anybody didn't enjoy the original wouldn't like it too (unless you seem to think a movie called Anchorman 2, yes thats 2, needed to be something completely new and off the wall).

Sometimes think people need to get there head out there arse and just watch a film for the pure entertainment purposes it was made for.

Rant over. 8/10.


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